Klonopin Colors: What are they and what do they mean?

Klonopin Colors - What do they mean?

Klonopin colors denote dosage. The significant identifier is the imprint on the tablet identifying the manufacturer and the dosage. Brand name Klonopin comes in an orange 0.5mg tablet, a blue 1mg tablet, a white 2mg tablet, which will have a K-shaped cutout in the tablet. Generic clonazepam colors depend on the manufacturer.

Klonopin Colors: What They Mean

Klonopin® is the brand name of the benzodiazepine clonazepam. Roche Laboratories is the only manufacturer of the brand name Klonopin, and the colors blue, orange, and white differentiate the strength of the medication. In addition to the color, Roche further identifies Klonopin with a K-shaped cutout in the tablet along with an imprint of the dosage and the company name. A half milligram tablet is orange, a one-milligram tablet is blue, and a two-milligram tablet is white. They also make a disintegrating tablet for those who experience difficulty swallowing tablets, and these are white with the dosage imprinted on one side.

Klonopin Tablet Descriptions

ColorImprintDosage
OrangeK-shaped perforation in the tablet with the imprint of 1/2 at the top and ROCHE on the bottom of the pill on one side, and just ROCHE on the lower part on the other side.0.5mg
BlueK-shaped perforation in the tablet with the imprint of 1 at the top and ROCHE on the bottom of the pill on one side, and just ROCHE on the lower part on the other side.1mg
WhiteK-shaped perforation in the tablet with the imprint of 2 at the top and ROCHE on the bottom of the pill on one side, and just ROCHE on the lower part on the other side.2mg
WhiteCalled a “wafer” this tablet is an orally disintegrating tablet. The strength or dosage imprinted on one side. Fractions denote the portion of mg, for example, 0.5mg dosage has the mark 1/2.0.125mg=1/8
0.25mg=1/4
0.5mg=1/2
1mg=1
2mg=2
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The combination of the color, shape, and imprint on medication is a system of identifying the drug, the strength, and the manufacturer. Drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration are required to have unique identifiers or imprint codes for easy identification. The purpose of the colors is to tell pills apart.

Clonazepam Colors: The Generic Klonopin

Blue Klonopin

Clonazepam gained approval as a generic drug in the late 1990’s. Multiple pharmaceutical companies produce the generic version in various colors; the imprint acts as a descriptor of manufacturer and strength. Most insurance companies, including Medicaid and Medicare, will only pay for a generic prescription unless a prescriber can justify the expense of the brand name. The justification usually requires trying generic versions first.

Generic Clonazepam Tablet Descriptions by Manufacturer

ColorImprintDosage
Accord Healthcare, Inc.
OrangeA number 1 above a horizontal line and a number 2 below the horizontal line.0.5 mg
BlueNo imprint on one side and a C above a number 1 on the other side.1 mg
WhiteA capital C above a number 2.2mg
Actavis
PinkCapital R above the number 33 on one side and a horizontal line on the other side.0.5 mg
YellowCapital R above the number 34 on one side and a horizontal line on the other side.1 mg
WhiteCapital R above the number 35 on one side and a horizontal line on the other side.2mg
Andrx Pharmaceuticals
WhiteA capital G imprinted on one side and the other side a capital CN above a horizontal line and the number 0.5 below the horizontal line.0.5mg
Apotex Corp.
OrangeThe imprint of APO above a horizontal line with C-0.5 below the horizontal line.0.5mg
BlueThe imprint of APO above a C-1.1mg
WhiteThe imprint of APO above a C-2.2mg
Barr Laboratories, Inc.
WhiteImprinted on one side with the fraction 1/8 and the other side may have an imprint of a lower-case b above the number 94.0.125mg
WhiteImprinted on one side with the fraction 1/4 and the other side has an imprint of a lower-case b above the number 95.0.25mg
WhiteImprinted on one side with the fraction ½ and on the other side a lower-case b above the number 96.0.5mg
WhiteImprinted on one side with the number 1 and it is the other side may have an imprint of a lower-case b above the number 97.1mg
WhiteImprinted on one side with the number 2 and the other side has an imprint of a lower-case b above the number 98.
Another version has the imprinted of the number 2 on one side and no imprint on the other side.
2mg
Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories
YellowImprinted on one side with the number 273 and on the other side the number .5 above a horizontal line.0.5mg
BlueImprinted on one side with the number 274 and on the other side the number 1 above a horizontal line.1mg
WhiteImprinted on one side with the number 275 and on the other side the number 2 above a horizontal line.2mg
Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
YellowA capital M imprint on one side and C above a horizontal line with 13 below the horizontal line.0.5mg
GreenCapital M imprint on one side and C above a horizontal line with 14 below the horizontal line.1mg
WhiteA capital M imprint on one side and C above a horizontal line with 15 below the horizontal line.2mg
Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
WhiteThe imprint of capital K5 on one side, no imprint on the other side.0.125mg
WhiteThe imprint of capital K6 on one side, no imprint on the other side.0.25mg
WhiteThe imprint of capital K7 on one side, no imprint on the other side.0.5mg
WhiteThe imprint of capital K8 on one side, no imprint on the other side.1mg
WhiteThe imprint of capital K9 on one side, no imprint on the other side.2mg
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
YellowThe number 2530 on one side and a stylized V on the other side.0.5mg
BlueThe number 2531 on one side and a stylized V on the other side.1 mg
WhiteThe number 2532 on one side and a stylized V on the other side.2mg
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
YellowA stylized capital E over the number 63 on one side and an imprint of a horizontal line on the other side.0.5mg
BlueA stylized capital E over the number 64 on one side and an imprint of a horizontal line on the other side.1 mg
WhiteA stylized capital E over the number 65 on one side and an imprint of a horizontal line on the other side.2mg
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
YellowTEVA on one side and 832 above a horizontal line on the other side.
Another version has an imprint of the number 93 above the number 832.
0.5mg
GreenAn imprint of TEVA on one side and 833 above a horizontal line on the other side.
Another version has an imprint of the number 93 above the number 833.
1mg
WhiteThe imprint of TEVA on one side and 834 above a horizontal line on the other side.
Another version has an imprint of the number 93 above the number 834.
2mg
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
YellowThe imprint of a capital U-S on one side with a number 0.5 below a horizontal line on the other side.0.5mg
BlueThe imprint of a capital U-S on one side with a number 1 below a horizontal line on the other side.1mg
WhiteThe imprint of a capital U-S on one side with a number 2 below a horizontal line on the other side.2mg
Watson Pharmaceuticals
YellowImprinted on one side with the word WATSON curved at the top with the number 746 below. Horizontal line imprinted on the other side.0.5mg
BlueImprinted on one side with the word WATSON curved at the top with the number 747 below. Horizontal line imprinted on the other side.1mg
WhiteImprinted on one side with the word WATSON curved at the top with the number 748 below. Horizontal line imprinted on the other side.2mg

Colors and imprints on a pill serve as a means to identify the medication by manufacturer and strength. These identifiers are registered in a database by the Food and Drug Administration and allow for quick determination of legal versus illegal drugs and herbal supplements.

 

Klonopin Colors: What are they and what do they mean?

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  • What are the main things that colanapins are taken for

  • I’ve taken clonazepam 0.5 pink for over 20 years. It works wonderfully for me. No side affects. The yellow makes me itch. I don’t take well to new meds. where can I get 0.5 clonazepam pink?

    • I also have taken them for 5 years and I live in West Monroe, LA. And they have them at walgreens, cvs, walmart, and etc. But I’m guessing you don’t live around here….

    • You just said you were on the pink .5 for 20 years so you would get them from the same doctor.Any doctor can prescribe them but best to have a phcichiatrist prescribe them

  • I’ve been taking the 1mg green clonazepam for about 6 years~I recently was dispensed “blue” ones. They don’t seem to work as well for me. Has anyone else seemed to have this issue??

    • Yes Gina, I noticed a difference also, liked the green pills better..

    • .yes I’ve been taking clonzepam 1mg green ones, they also gave me the blue one’s this last time. And definitely do not work as well as the green. So nope ur definitely spot✔

    • Yes I feel like I don’t either

    • Same here.. I did take the green ones and now they just give me the blue ones. The blue ones “dissolve” more quickly so I don’t think they last as long in the body. I take the blue ones to help me sleep and I wake up every 4 hours. My wife found one of my old “green” ones, which I took last night and pretty much slept through the night. … The’re both 1 mg. but the green ones dissolve more slowly and last longer in the body.

    • I AM CURRENTLY DEALING WITH HORRIBLE EFFECTS MYSELF YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS

    • Yes I do there not the same I feel there not to effective as the green ones

    • Ye I had blue ones from Accord that just as good S the green omes fr Mylan then was switchedfrom a co. Call solco
      Its been hell have had swollen throat and cant sleep after i take then till 8 hrs later then fall asleep during the day. So I end up sleeping all day long which I didnt do on the other two. They put me right out got 8 hrs sleep ready for next day. Went to pharmacist said they would order the other brand on monday called and all of sudden nasty said they would call when they got them 3/4 thru the month no response from walgreens.

  • What pharmacy’s sale the best klonopine

  • For those saying the blue does not work as well as the green.From what I see above it’s the same pill which is 1mg

  • I feel the same way as every body else hey Matt hun u didn’t look @ the list correctly Teva greens 1mg are m.i.a. and the only way it wud be prob compatible is if Teva came in another color which it doesn’t! Only choices left is white 1 mg it’s or yellow 0.5mg so the list has the blue 1mg from other pharmaceutical co. Which is the ones we all say don’t work rite. So that totally sux!!! Does n-e- body no wth Happ. Take care to all hope sumthin’ comes along that works same – peace n joy

    • I called the 1-800 number and spoke to a representative for Teva. She told me that whoever owns Teva purchased another company that also made clonazepam and that Teva made a business decision to discontinue manufacturing the Teva brand as of May 31, 2018. She also said that the reason some people experience differences within different brands is due to the inactive ingredients. The active ingredient (clonazapam) is the same, but the inactive ingredients affect how the drug is delivered to our bodies and is why different brands work differently for different people. So far I have tried Accord and Qualitest, neither of which work as well for me as Teva did.

      • The accord blue one works as well as the green one only this time they gavr me solco as the manufCturer and their the ones that keep me up all nite and make my throat swell the have a stylized V on one side 2531 on the other the blue one that works has a C1 on it.

      • Augh! I was about to call my pharmacy too to see why they gave me different ones (blue-Accord) instead of the green-Teva ones because I too felt the Accord brand doesn’t work as good. I don’t fall asleep as fast, I don’t sleep through the whole night, and I have weird dreams! So disappointed! Has anyone taken another brand besides Accord that had similar results to Teva brand? So frustrating!

  • Which is more potent the 1mg klonopin or the 2mg klonopin?

  • Will the fren 1mg make u happy or just sleep ..?

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