Clonazepam Ingredients Solco Brand Vs Actavis


I have been taking TEVA clonazepam .5 for years and it was very effective! Now I hear that TEVA does not make it anymore. I was prescribed it via ACCORD mfg with very poor results... headaches, nervous, and more. I hear that the are also SOLCO and AVTIVIS mfg. I need some input re which one would be better... or any others. I heard that the inactive ingredients have a lot to do with it. I also know ACCORD is made in China and have heard some horror stories about their clonozepam. ANY INPUT GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

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David Says:

Hi Johnny,

You're spot on about the inactive ingredients having a lot to do with the medication efficacy. In Canada the drug labels actually refer to them as "non-medicinal ingredients" instead of stating "inactive", and I think this is because they do affect the quality of the medication without providing any therapeutic value.

The challenge with determining which manufacturer's brand or generic one should take is that because we all respond differently, the only way to know for certain is to at least try it and give the medication some sort of trial run to allow your body enough time to adjust to any inherent changes within the tablet itself.

Everyone's unique input and personal experiences do matter, but I don't think they necessarily portray how you yourself will react or respond, even to the same medication.

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Anna Says:

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My Pharmacy King Soopers told me that they could no longer provide clonazepam by the manufacturer Teva. Instead they gave me Accord Healthcare brand. I did give it a try for a month and a half. I didn't know what was going on with my body but it felt like I was going through withdrawal symptoms. I lost my appetite, I couldn't sleep, I had confusion, my irritability was through the roof. I had no patience for anyone or anything. Four times I got up and it felt like there was an earthquake and the whole room was shaking, of course it wasn't. It was me that was shaking and I was told by the ER position that I was actually having a mild seizure and asked if I had stopped taking my clonazepam. So I transferred the remainder of my prescription to another Pharmacy that did in-fact carry the Teva brand. My symptoms all went away and I feel much better. I don't know about Solco MFG and quite frankly I'm afraid to try anything else after what I went through with the Accord brand.

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Anna Says:

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Correction: I meant to say I was told by the ER physician! Not ER position lol! Sorry about that, I forgot to spell check before posting.

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Connie Says:

Anna, I can totally relate. The same thing happened to me on Solco. I would not recommend it! It was horrible! What is happening to our drugs? I'm glad you found what you needed. My brand was disc. for good (Mylan) and I've been thru 4 different brands but none were as bad as Solco! Good luck to you.

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Bugs Says:

You. Are right Teva was bought out Atiivies.Now they are making gernic.

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Bugs Says:

You are so right it's horrible,talk to precription company go back on brand name made by Roche

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Sam Says:

I tried the activas clonazepam, horrible, Solco is Qualitest, which is not bad. Teva was great. but not available anymore. I take 1 mg pills, and 2 mg pills, this time I got accord 1 mg and 2 mg solco. Hard to tell any difference, but they are different strengths.

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Melissa Says:

I went through withdrawals on actavis after being on teva forever shuddered a seizure from it yesterday switched to solco in 20 min l8tr became a miracle drug for me that's the one i would go with i take it at night it definitely does it's job lol

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Melissa Says:

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Actavis is the brand from hell i almost seized in the nail salon luckily i had seizure meds with me so i took that and it passed i had just switched from teva to actavis 2 weeks prior it slowly dawned on me i was in withdrawals once i went on solco within 20 min the symptoms went away. I'm so mad at teva for doing this to me and other patients first it was lamotrigine and now clonazepam

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Eric Says:

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Solco is absolute crap having tried almost all generic brands of clonazepam, this brand is by far the worst and least effective, with the DEA law that only allows transfering medications once. This is a huge problem for me. Teva was and Accord is way better than this trash.

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Johnny Says:

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Thanks for the input. Activis has worked for me and I won't take Solco or Accord going forward.

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Klonz Says:

TEVA is considering bringing back the old clonazepam formula per a call to them on 4/1/19.

ALL CALL 888-838-2872 (option #3 then option #5) for customer service to demand they bring it back asap.

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Jen Says:

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Hi how do you know this....bringing back TEVA generic is this a possible or a for sure thing.

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Klonz Says:

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Hi Jen. I received a call from customer service at the number noted below on 4/1/19 that they were going to bring back the old formula clonazepam in 3-4 (I don’t know what that means).

WE ALL need to keep contacting them. The customer service guy told me to email TEVA at:

[email protected] to complain about Actavis, ask for the old formula TEVA back, and ask about a timeframe.

Please post updates. Thank you!

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Klonz Says:

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Keep emailing them ALL!

"Thank you for contacting Teva Pharmaceuticals Customer Service Department. We have recently been notified that we are hoping to have the original Teva Clonazepam available within approximately the next 3 to 4 months, mid to late summer. Since the product has been unavailable for many months, it will need to be reintroduced. The best way to be notified when this product is available is to go to our website. On the main page is a box that says ‘Get Informed’. Putting your email address in this box will notify you any time a new product launches with Teva. That will be the most efficient way for you to be notified when this product becomes available.

I hope this information has been helpful in addressing your concerns. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-545-8800 or email at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.Thank you very much for contacting us and please enjoy the rest of your day.

Best regards,

Customer Service
Tel: 1.800.545.8800 (option 3, then option 5)
[email protected]"

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Jen Says:

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Good work....wouldn't that be great.

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ArlisT Says:

I, too, used TEVA brand clonazepam for years and was suddenly switched to Activis with no explanation. I leaned that TEVA had bought Activis Pharmaceuticles, and was no longer producing clonazepam tablets - but distributing the Activis brand instead.

Further researcy showed that, at least for now, TEVA *does* still manufacture 1 mg cloazepam in the orally dissolving tablet. My pharmacist, nor my doctor knew this. I had to find it out myself and tell my doctor. You r doctor has to write the scrip for 'TEVA ODT' (orally dissolving tablets), and you might have to wait for your pharmacy to order them and get them in for you. Like I said, my pharmacist didn't even know about these - she just changed me to the new brand with no warning, bounced me back and forth between Accord and Activs - both utterly useless for me. Different people react differently, but if you have a problem with these, tell your doctor about it, and ask him to write you a new scrip for the TEVA ODT.

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ArlisT Says:

I called TEVA today, 6/19/19, and according to the customer service rep, TEVA is bringing back their clonazepam tablets, probably by the end of this Summer, although she had no exact date. In the meantime, TEVA does still manufacture clonazepam in orally dissolving tablets. My pharmacist nor my doctor knew about this. I only found it out by accident online, but if you are having problems with the other brands tell your doctor about it and ask him to write you anew scrip specifying TEVA ODT (orally dissolving tablets). You might have to wait a bit for your pharmacy to order them for you - as I said, my pharmacist had never even heard of them. Also, your pharmacy may or may not get special orders for you, but my local CVS is very good about it, and I don't even have private insurance - I'm on Medicaid. It's worth trying - especially if you've had success with TEVA, and other brands are not effective for you.

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suzpat68 Says:

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I am on the Solco brand. It is not showing up in my blood work for epilepsy meds or in my swab/saliva test. My other meds do. What is going on? I feel like I’m in nothing. Though I have been on it for a while and I should not really feel it. Instead I just feel word and anxious and had one small breakthrough seizure.

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suzysurf Says:

Can anyone help me as to what brands are decent? Everyone seems to have a different opinion about Actavis and Accord and Teva. I am on Solco brand 1 mg 3 times a day. I have epilepsy, Meniere's disease and anxiety. The correct one for Meniere's is actually Valium. I did try it. However they could never get the dosage right.

So I went back on clonazepam and only take Valium when I am hospitalized with a bad or acute episode. And it was fine for a while. But now it’s not showing up in my lab work. It showing up as an insufficient amount to test positive for. WTH. I take it three times a day and I never miss a dose. Because if I miss a dose it’s possible that I could have a breakthrough seizure and with every seizure I have, I can get injured during seizures and my worst two seizures ever I went into cardiac arrest.

So I need to have this medication in my system. But my doctor thinks I’m not taking it because it’s not showing up in my lab work. Whether it be a saliva swab or blood draw.

I just don’t understand how this is possible. That must be absolutely very little active medication in the solco brand.

I’m worried that my doctor will take me off of it thinking I’m not taking it and possibly selling it on the street. Which is always a concern when you’re taking these medications and they don’t show up in your blood work. They think you’re selling them. I wouldn’t sell them because my life depends on it. I have been through almost every seizure medication. The only thing that works is having clonazepam adjunct medication. Plus the anxiety is absolutely terrible. It also keeps down the vertigo episodes to a dull roar.

However, they are not working anymore. I felt like this for the last six months and have one small seizure late spring. I’m really scared that I may have a big one.

This happened to me once before with a previous doctor, the brand wasn’t strong enough and it was not showing up in lab work. So they took me off of the medication. This was about 7 years ago. And within five months of being off of it, sure enough I had a grand mal seizure with cardiac arrest. But everyone on these threads has different suggestions. The only suggestion that I saw that look like a possibility was for the dissolvable. Because they have to be dispense as written. My question is will the dissolvable last as long in my system or are they going to have to start filling with the dosage again? This is just really mind-boggling that a drug could have no active medication in it or so little active medication that it doesn’t show up on labs. I have taken it daily for past 7 years. And then before that I took it for three years. The dosage has never really changed. It’s been tweaked a couple times but nothing major. But it’s always been between 2 to 3 mg per day.

But I am very concerned. I have my appointment coming up with my doctor September 14th. I don’t know what to do or what to ask him or how to find out which store carries which brand. In New York State, you cannot call out the pharmacy and ask them what brand of a controlled substance they carry. They are not allowed to answer that question. I can visit individual pharmacies and show them the script I have an ask them what they carry. But they have to see that I actively have a script before they will give out information on controlled medications that they keep in stock. I’m sure this is a safety precaution and prevents Pharmacy theft. And people from Pharmacy shopping. But I just don’t know what to do. I really need some advice and I am begging for some help. Should I just go back on the Valium. But that never really helped with my anxiety. They could never get the dose just right. I don’t know what to do and I don’t know what brand. I think my family owned pharmacy that I go to said they are carrying something new now and it is the accord brand . HELP. Need advice

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