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[Buddie]

Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:04:34 pm »
Hi all,
 Iím not sure if this is how your supposed to start a group. But there seem to be enough concerned about the discontinued Teva clonazapam that I thought Iíd make a central station to discuss how everyone is coping with new generics, crossing over, comparing notes or just how everyone in this boat is doing.

Iím currently crossing over to Solco/Qualitest after being on Teva daily for 8 years. I was just tapering & in withdrawal & im slowly switching out my tevas for the new generic so Iím not sure how Iím doing on the new one yet. Also, this new one isnít guaranteed to stay in stock here.

Ií[...] come back & copy & paste other pertinent questions/answers etc.

All input welcome. I realize weíre all different, but if youíve been on teva clonazapam for quite a while & switched to an alternative, please do tell how it compared for you & what you take it for & for how long would be great.

Thanks [...]

Thank
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 09:54:52 pm »
5 clonazapam Qualitest/solco switch from Teva more fatigue? Hangover? Alternatives

Apologies in advance to be a bother.

Hi folks,
So I tried to taper my daily total 3.5mg of clonazapam by making a .25 cut & hold, 6/4-6/10 while @ the same time trying to switch over to a new generic after taking teva daily for 8 years. That small cut gave me withdrawal that I wasnít expecting & decided to reinstate until Iím crossed over to a new generic & get through some other life issues. But, Iíve been so tired on clonazapam since before that & am now starting I think to feel more sedated. Itís hard to measure, Iíve been crossing over slowly, intermixing less & less of my left over tevas with my Qualitest/solco, I was in withdrawal, & have already been overly sedated for a long time.

Iíve been slowly increasing the Qualitest/solco canít remember, but I think last night I went from 1mg solco 1mg teva @ bed to 1.5 solco & .5 teva @ bed, plus I took it later than normal.

Is it possible that Iíve had a hangover from increasing the new solco dose, if itís an updose from teva?

Iíve felt just awful fatigue today. I think the same thing happened when I cut half of teva out of b d time dose adding in solco, but I was in withdrawal at time, but remember being extra foggy the next am & day.

Anyone have experience with these two generic clonazapam s& how they compare. I know we are all different. I donít want to cross to something thatís less effective than teva, but I canít deal with more fatigue & canít taper right now either.

Should I stop slowly switching the tevas out & just go straight to solco to see their effect better or continue crossing over by slowly removing the tevas?

How will I know if Iím updosed? What would I do about it in my situation of not wanting to taper or mess with medication stability right now?

Am also considering trying actavis if can get. Again, I know weíre all different, but has anyone taken & preferred teva & then tried activis? Your impression?

Anyone whoís taken mostly teva clonazapam for a year or more & switched to a different generic have insight/input on comparisons?

Much thanks, be well, [...]
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 07:29:49 pm »
High guys, hope all are well. Just need to post my sxs since c&h 6/4-6/10 then reinstatement & crossover. Iím not sure what theyíre coming from. I feel like I should be over the up dose, & that they would therefore be from crossover or ingredients in new med not reacting well with me. Please give your thoughts if you have time.
 Appologize for any repetition. Iím really not trying to sound like a complainer, just explaining & needing thoughts on what to do.

Iím still trying to patiently adjust to solco generic. Itís weird because even though I did a short cut & hold & then reinstated, so am technically still stabilizing from that. I really donít think thatís whatís causing my current symptoms.

Teeth clenching tight painful jaw, bad headaches, intrusive morning thoughts, low steady depression on verge of tears, but not crying, night waking, night sweats(since reinstating)slight nausea this am @ 1.5 mg teva per day & 2mg solco now, tomorrow 6/15 will be @ 1mg teva 2.5 solco, Saturday 6/16 will be all Solco.

So Iíve been oversedated from my clonazapam for awhile now trying to figure out how to get started on my taper & then this happens-bad cut & hold reinstatement & then crossover. Iíve been taking the new solco mostly at night, but decided to try one this am to check it out, boy was I hit with sedation within the hour, seemed much more than teva,(hard to say though because Iíve very sedated from teva before, too, but it was different, heavier, with semi nausea/diziness)but not yesterday, so I do feel a bit more foggy/groggy, I think on this new medso seems like I could be updosing, but still having withdrawal sxs? Also this pill dissolves rapidly in mouth if you donít have water to take right on hand. Had to run downstairs last night for water & had a mouthful of dissolved pills. This am, it got stuck in my throat. I thought that since I havnt had full out insomnia(even though not all the way crossed over sleep has been pretty ok, considering) that that would be a good indicator of it being a good crossover med, but, I canít do more sedation. So I donít know?

I took morning solco dose @ 6:40am, itís now 12:40pm & Iím coming out of fog/fatigue but feel queasy, a bit dizzy, & anxious. Ooo donít like all these changes. I ended up in a full on sobbing meltdown right @ this point, until my Teva k pin kicked in then all was calm & ok mood.

It feels like solco is an updose(or even dose)in a very bad way, it clobbered me over the head, to where I couldnít think, do, move, then it was very apparent when it wore off. Whereas teva is more smooth & I donít feel it wear off between dosing.

The horrible headaches(forehead, temple area, & just all over) jaw, clenching pain,(helped by Aleve) & most worrisome is night sweats all started after reinstating & as new generic dose is increasing. Today after taking new solco for first time during the day, I got body chills too.

Do you think could be having bad reaction to ingredients in new generic?
Still reinstatment adjusting?
If itís an updose but isnít active as long as teva, couldnít that cause instability?
What to do if I keep feeling too updosed, sedation, depression, canít function wise?
Try another generic? Asap before get too adjusted to this zombie med?
I was already too sedated on teva.
Your thoughts & feedback are much appreciated.
Wishing you love & peace & a great day SC
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 05:29:40 pm »
So... I get different answers every time I call the Teva Generics customer service... today I first checked with my local CVS and they had still had Teva 1 mg in stock... they still had NO 0.5mg clonazepam of any brand and had no idea when they'd get any. So then I called Teva Generics. They said the 0.5mg Actavis (0.5mg Teva discontinued) shipped out to wholesalers last week and should be in stores (CVS was mentioned) later this week. They also said that they don't currently have plans to discontinue the 1mg Teva clonazepam which is the first time I've been told that. They've consistently said they were discontinuing it and just going to have 1mg Actavis.

You could call and see what they tell you. 800.545.8800
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 12:20:05 am »
On Sunday, 6/17/18, I sent Teva an email to try to get the correct information as I also have called them to find out what is discontinued and what they are now going to use as substitution. Today, I received a reponse in my email. I am unable to Copy and Paste that here for some unknown reason, but I have tried. So essentially, this is what it shows and says.

Product Name             Strength        Size               NDC#

Clonazepam Tablets,    .5mg            100/500/1000   00093-0832     Discontinued in all bottle sizes.

USP CIV

Clonazepam Tables,     1 mg            100                   00093-833      Discontinued now in the 100.
                                                                                                     500/100 will be when gone.                                                                                       

 Teva continues to manufacture and distribute the Actavis lavel Clonazepan to our wholesalers.


NDC#             Product Name              Product form         Concentration/Stregth

00228-3003    Clonazepam Tablets USP   Tablet               .5 mg

00228-3004    Clonzepam   Tablets USP   Tablet               1 mg

I did want to clarify further, so I had to call them again. This time the number was 1-800-545 8800 (option 3, then option 5)
These phone numbers (as in the 1-888 number listed in their contact information) lead into the same call center.

The person I spoke with said they will use up all their inventory of all Teva bottle sizes in the 1 mg count of 500 and 1000 tabs, and then all the Teva clonazepam sizes will be gone. So no more Teva clonazepam after that in the .5 mg and the 1 mg.


And they will substitute that with the Actavis in all those bottle sizes. And she said they were now sending Actavis out to all their wholesalers. The biggest ones they deal with are McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmericaBergenCorporation.

I am on Sandoz Clonazepam at the moment, and it is totally discontinued in all bottle sizes as per the FDA website, but my pharmacy had enough to fill
my Rx last Friday so I have quite a bit left. I have enough to go through about 2 months for the taper. And my pharmacy uses Mckesson, but the pharmacy manager said that the McKesson site had not updated yet so he could not see what was happening with Actavis. He was able to see the discontinuation of Sandoz in 1 strength, but not in all the strengths and bottle sizes. He said all this takes time for these companies to update the pharmacies, which pretty much jives with what Teva said.

The FDA can be notified about discontinuations in advance of the wholesalers and distributers, and the pharmacies are the last to know. Kind of a problems if someone has run out of one of these drugs as most people wont want to wait/try to adjust to another generic brand, and then have the one they were hoping to get come in and be available.

The pharmacys around here are carrying Teva Clonazepan and Accord. Ive been switch from Actavis to Sandoz to Actavis, to Sandoz, and I can feel how this is affecting my CNS. Ive tried to stay with the 2 drugs my brain will recognize, but with each change, Im having more trouble tapering. There has been no going completely off at all; Ive kept the taper at the same level it was before the switch each time, but I have had to hold to adjust. It feels like things are pretty messed up as far as my CNS, so now Im wondering what will happen if I do go back on Actavis. Ive my most successful tapering on Actavis, but this feels like I done a lot of PRN dosing or something.

And I did call CVS also. Those people are complete "dingbats" IMO. No manager around until Wednesday, and then that will be the only day he'[...] come in this week. And no one can look at the Mckesson database except him. That pretty normal I think, but sure makes it hard to find anything out. This guy keeps what they used to call "bankers hours.'

Well, take this info and do what you want to. Right now, I cant do any refills for a month, so Ill continue my taper of Sandoz.

My pharmacy has been pretty good to me. Theyre not a chain pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens. I get my hubbys meds from Walgreens and I know those pharmacists well and like them. But I sure cant say the same about CVS.

Frankly, Im concerned about myself right now. Im not the supportive person I used to be, and I may just discontinue my account here as I get ignored CONSTANTLY. It a whole new bunch of folks here; I realize it, but not such a friendly bunch.

Oh woe is me. Actually, I could care less at this point. Ive learned way more than I ever knew about Benzos (I knew nothing when I first joined), and I was a bit intrigued with this idea of the taper. Not so much anymore. Just want off, and unfortunately, no one here (not moderators or administrators) can amswer and of my questions. At least they havent.so far.

Made a lot of spelling and grammatical errors here, but so what. I think the gist of all this is clear. Just wrote letter to The Salt Lake Tribune before this post. Fed up with all this detention of these innocent kids. Just had to say something. Too bad I live in a red state where all these politicians make excuses and cower to an idiot. My opinion.
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 05:54:34 pm »
That's a bummer... that the 1 mg are gone when gone, but not unexpected.
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 07:57:30 pm »
Basically,

I canít say anything for sure. I called CVS in West Jordan (suburb of Salt Lake City), and did speak with the manager Bryan. The more I talk or deal personally with this CVS, I know I donít want to go there ever again.

This manager was very dismissive of me, said he didnít deal with the wholesalers at all; the store gets what it gets, and then said he was too busy to talk to me.

Was told last Friday that only the manager could access their wholesaler data base. Who the hell does know whatís going on? Do they pay these people poverty wages so they can rush you out the door while they do their once a week work? I figure Iím the customer and w/o customers they WILL be receiving poverty wages. Definitely not going there again. For a CVS, they donít do a lot of business that I can see, and I drive by there on my way to other places all the time. Good luck CVS in West Jordan Utah.

Well, Iím fighting for my survival here. Basically losing that battle, since I can barely speak. These switches Iíve had to endure are like Iíve gone cold turkey or something.

Iím guessing that Teva will continue to use up all their supply inventory and then maybe Actavis will be available here. The war is about over for me. No matter what, my already altered voice is going to be lost forever. And I doubt a third switch back to Actavis will change that.

My brain injured hubby is already on phone trying to help me find one of those tty/tdd phones.
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 02:42:50 am »
Scardie:

Thanks for starting this thread.

[...]: Thanks for all the info. I am so sorry you have had so many changes. I have only had Teva and managed to find more that will last through early August. I am not sure what I do then. I am just holding until I know what will happen.

Can I say this sucks for all of us? Because it does.
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2018, 04:16:10 pm »
Yes, it truly sucks.
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Re: Teva Clonazepam Discontinued Group
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 01:09:53 pm »
[...], thanks so much for all your info. More than generous of you to share. Iím so sorry for your suffering & all your going through in your life with your husbands issues. Your right about cvs. I asked what their preferred generic k pin was the other day on the phone & someone told me Mylan, then when I was in the store I asked how what it was & how they determined that. She didnít know what it was & said they just look on the shelf to determine what it is!?
I hope you get your voice back. Mines going away from bad vocal cord surgery.

When you say your almost done, do you mean your almost done with the site or your taper? I see your dissatisfied with the site right now, youíve learned all you need to know about tapering & you must do what you must, if you want to leave, but as someone new who is clueless, you no doubt have much to offer. Iím sorry your not getting your needs met. I wish I was stronger & not so needy & brain mushed. Ive been obsessed with trying to learn the different tapering methods, that my brain doesnít comprehend & still havnt gotten started & now I have to go to a very important ms specialist appointments this coming week that Iím totally unprepared for & scared as can be about the entire thing & starting ms Meds & my future with that disease. Itís double confusing because benzos(whether in withdrawal or just taking them cause similar symptoms to ms so I donít know whatís what)& ms. So I understand having multiple problems. Wish you well whichever way you decide to go.

Boy I got my hopes up when thought teva was keeping the 1mg. That really does suck that itís going away.

Nolo, thanks for research & sharing.
 
NJ, & all guess we will have to figure out an alternative some time soon. NJ seems like you & I are the most hardcore teva enthusiasts, & the most weary of that transition. We will figure it out, have no choice.

Well wishes to all. Love [...]
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