Teva Vs Actavis - Are They The Same?

5 Replies Updated



Conversation Starter

Cp4499 Says:
via mobile

I’ve been taking half of .5 Teva clonazepam for 10+ years. When I refilled my prescription I got the same dose but Actavis brand. I don’t seem to feel the same
I have slight headache , jittery and spacey
Not sure if it’s because I’m a hypochondriac and creating this stress or is it because the actavis brand is that much different than Teva ?


Showing Replies 1 - 5 of 5 RSS Feed


Page of 1     Sorted By:
1
Kevin Says:

Hello Cp4499,

While the two brands do contain the same active ingredient it is possible that you are reacting to the differences in inactive ingredients. Below I have provided some info I sourced from the NIH.

Actavis contains these inactive ingredients

STARCH, CORN
LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
D&C RED NO. 30

Teva contains the these inactive ingredients

STARCH, CORN
LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
POVIDONE K90
D&C YELLOW NO. 10

It is certainly possible that you are reacting to the lack of povidone K90 or the change in colorings. If you continue to have these problems I would recommend that you discuss it with your primary care physician and see if they are willing to run some tests or provide you with an alternate solution.

I hope this helps.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
2
Cp4499 Says:
via mobile

Kevin (# 1) --

Thank you for the information
Do you know why the lack of Povidone K90
Would possibly create this feeling ? What does this ingredient do ?

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
3
Byrjun Says:

Cp4499 (# 2) --

You're not the only one who has had problems. I hope things are going a little better for you now. There's a theory that somehow the povidone k90 helped the medicine to last longer, almost like an XR version. Not sure if this is true, but I've seen it on other forums talking about how people are having trouble without the TEVA brand. I am currently on the name brand after trying Actavis, Solco, and Teva wafers. All made me sick in one way or another, but I am very very sensitive to medication and ingredients so it doesn't surprise me at all. I've only been on the brand name for one day but I still don't feel like I would if I had had the TEVA brand.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
4
Cperry4499 Says:
via mobile

Byrjun (# 3) --

Thank you for responding. I’m just now feeling better. It took a couple of months to adjust. Still say Teva is better. If they started making it again I would switch back
Hope you feel better soon !!!
For me a few things help with my anxiety
1. Try to relax not stress out (not easy)
2. Keep positive. The mind is a powerful thing
3. Exercise
4. Clonazepam

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  
5
Kassie Says:

Byrjun (# 3) --

Are you still taking the name brand? How is it working for you? My doctor switched me to Diazepam 5mg (actually made by TEVA) and I only took a half of one and OMG ... NOT good for me. I felt like I was going to vomit for hours and also felt SO SLEEPY I could barely keep my eyes open, and it didn't take away the anxiety (chest tightness, shortness of breath). I am going back to my doctor after he is back in office after the New Year and he is going to write me to try the name brand Klonipin. I am super sensitive to medications and ingredients as well and I am even scared to try the name brand now. Just wanted to see how you were doing on it.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?      0  


Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply


More Discussions:

Oxycontin 60mg vs Oxycodone 60mg are they the same
I have been taking Oxycontin60mg but I am now in my coverage donut and can not afford my prescription. I had taken Oxyco... 8 replies
are they the same
Was addicted to opiates for years, took suboxones, a lil @ a time, now on 10mg of methadone, are they the same? ## Hello... 1 reply
oxycontin 80 mg op are they the same
I recieved oycontin 80 mg but instead of oc on the side it has op? Any information would help. ## This is the new versio... 116 replies
500mg-5mg and 5mg-500mg Are they the same dose
i was just wondering 500mg-5mg is the same dose as 5mg-500mg ## Yup same thing. ## Hello Anthony, Spike is likely correc... 2 replies
norco same as hydro dr admitting that they are
Hello Everyone! I will try to make this thread as short as I can. I got degenerative disc disease three years ago. I hav... 15 replies
500 mg penicillin vk pot and are they the same thing
Is there a difference between penicillin vk 500 mg tabs sandoz and penicillin vk pot 500 mg tabs cit ## Hello, Linda! Ho... 1 reply
what is sronger tylex cd or norco are they the same
Im taking Norco and I wanted to know if Tylex cd is the same ## Hello, Carrie! How are you doing? No, they aren't th... 4 replies
White M122 Oval Pill And Blue F82 Are They The Same
What are they 4 worried about my family.. they are being taken with crowds 40 mg tab. If these taken with valacyclovir 5... 2 replies
dolo neurobion and diclo neurobion~ are they the same?
I av a son of 2 yrs. He was diagnosed of severe jaundice 7days after his birth and EBT(exchanged blood transfusion) was ...
is vicodin 750mg and methocarbamol are they used for the same reasons
is vicodin 750mg and methocarbamol 750mg are they used for the same reasons ## Methocarbamol (Brand Name Robaxin) is a m... 2 replies


Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

 *

 *


 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.




4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.


Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 30 December 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2019 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA