Author Topic: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!  (Read 708 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2018, 08:11:27 pm »
Determined,

I don’t use a scale; doing liquid titration. Haven’t yet received these tablets.

Will most likely pick them up at the pharmacy after the pdoc gives me an Rx for them.

I admit being concerned how to handle these tablets. So many “precautions “ given with these.

But I’m going to try to make these work.
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[Buddie]

Re: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2018, 02:18:52 am »
Liquid titration truly confuses the “bleep” out of me. As do all the different percentages and fractions. I really should’ve paid better attention to math in school!
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[Buddie]

Re: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2018, 07:17:06 am »
The odts should work fine for liquid titration. If anything, they might work a tiny bit better, because they have a surfactant as an ingredient (that is what makes them dissolve so quickly), and surfactants have been shown to increase solubility in lab demonstrations.

As far as handling goes, I have had no issues.
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[Buddie]

Re: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2018, 06:29:02 pm »
The odts should work fine for liquid titration. If anything, they might work a tiny bit better, because they have a surfactant as an ingredient (that is what makes them dissolve so quickly), and surfactants have been shown to increase solubility in lab demonstrations.

As far as handling goes, I have had no issues.

waves,

I certainly hope these ODTs work fine for liquid titration.

I am using both pills and liquid for tapering. Taking 2 doses per day with first dose made up of a pill + 1/2 of another pill in liquid which is being titrated. 2nd dose is the same; pill+ other half of titrated liquid. And the liquid is whole full fat milk.

I compared the ingredients in the Par ODTs and the Teva ODTs, and both have sodium lauryl sulfate in common as the surfactant(googled examples of surfactants in pharmaceuticals). I pick Par and Teva to look at because not every pharmaceutical company makes these ODTs, but these two companies do.

As far as “handling,” I mean having ones hands completely dry, letting the tabs dissolve on your tongue or just swallowing with some water, and sealing the package of tabs back up after opening it.

I’ve never seen these tabs, and have never seen the package they come in so I don’t know what these packages look like.

My husband takes medications, and I always make sure my hands are completely dry before putting them in their pill boxes. I often use a spoon to dispense them into the pill boxes and then to put the remaining ones back into the bottle. And maybe that’s the way I should handle these.

And I have extremely high sensitivity to benzos now because I have been switched to different generics of clonazepam 5 times. And with each change, it is creating much higher sensitivity. This change to Teva clonazepam is my 6th one. I know I’ve spent more time changing generics of clonazepam and acclimating to each one than I have actually tapering clonazepam.

I’m actually pretty fed up with this entire process. I’ve never done a CT, never taken an AD or anti psychotic; nothing. I’ve just managed to taper down to 1/2 of 3 mg of Actavis clonazepam before this “muck up” of clonazepam started in the spring of this year.

So do I want these tabs to work for me? Absolutely!

By the way, builder and I had a tapering discussion about the ODTs.

My iPad doesn’t seem to want me to copy and paste that, so the title is:

“Builder, I’m having the same problem as [...]” on the Titration Taper Pans here.
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[Buddie]

Re: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 12:22:06 am »
I can't attest to the Teva brand, but as far as the PAR tabs go, they come in foil blister backs. There are 6 tablets to a sheet, each is sealed individually, like Sudafed. You tear the sheet apart into 6 squares, then peel the paper off the back to access the pills. So if you decide to only prepare one dose at a time, you would only have to unseal one pill a day. Super easy. I have been sensitive to switches in brand, too, and was nervous about changing to these, but I ended up having no issues. In fact I felt worlds better within a few days of switching. Hope it works as well for you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2018, 09:08:33 pm »
Waves,thank you for that piece of information.
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[Buddie]

Re: Clonazepam from different manufacturer making me sick! Help!
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2018, 12:22:41 am »
Happy to help. :)
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