Klonopin Pill Identifier: Identify Your Medication Safely

Last Updated: May 27, 2024

Dr. Ash Bhatt Reviewed by Dr. Ash Bhatt
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Klonopin, also known as Clonazepam, is a prescription medication for managing seizures, panic disorders, and anxiety. The market offers a wide variety of Clonazepam pills, from immediate-release tablets to tablets for oral disintegration.

This variety may represent a challenge for accurately identifying the specific variant, particularly for patients. Are you taking the right dose? Is it your Klonopin pill fake? Our accurate Klonopin pill identifier will help you understand how to identify your medication by color, shape, and imprint.

Continue reading for Klonopin pill images, dosages, and safe storage practices.

Klonopin Pill Identification Overview

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a prescription medication belonging to the benzodiazepine (BZD) drug class.

BZDs are one of the most widely prescribed drug classes in the U.S. and are known for their calming effects on the central nervous system (CNS). They work by enhancing the effects of a natural brain chemical called GABA, leading to relaxation and reduced anxiety.

Considering Clonazepam is among the most addictive drugs on the market, it is important to identify the pill you were prescribed by your healthcare provider. Here is the breakdown of the key points for correct Klonopin pill identification:

Brand Name Klonopin Pill Colors and Shapes

Klonopin is exclusively manufactured by Roche Laboratories, which uses blue, orange, and white colors to indicate the medication’s strength.

Roche also marks the tablets with a distinctive K-shaped cutout, the dosage, and the company’s name. The color coding is:

  • 0.5 mg Klonopin pill: Orange, round and scored.
  • 1 mg Klonopin pill: Blue, round, and scored.
  • 2 mg Klonopin pill: White, round and scored.

Roche also offers a disintegrating tablet option for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets, which is white and has the dosage imprinted on one side. All Roche Klonopin pills have “K ROCHE” imprinted.

Roche Klonopin Pill Identifier

Color Imprint Image Dosage
Orange K-shaped perforation in the tablet with an imprint of 1/2 and ROCHE. Orange Roche Klonopin pill. 0.5mg
Blue K-shaped perforation with an imprint of 1 at the top and ROCHE on the bottom. Blue roche Klonopin pill. 1mg
White There is a K-shaped perforation in the tablet with an imprint of 2 at the top and ROCHE on one side of the bottom of the pill. White roche klonopin pill. 2mg
White This “wafer” is an orally disintegrating tablet with strength imprinted on one side, indicated by fractions (e.g., 0.5mg is marked as 1/2). Klonopin branded wafer. 0.125mg=1/8

0.25mg=1/4

0.5mg=1/2

1mg=1

2mg=2

Klonopin Generic Pill Identifier: Clonazepam Colors

Clonazepam was approved as a generic drug in the late 1990s, and now multiple pharmaceutical companies manufacture it in a variety of Klonopin pill colors, such as the Teva 833 or the blue pill marked c1.

These imprints help identify the manufacturer and the strength of the medication. Typically, insurance providers, including Medicaid and Medicare, cover only the generic versions unless a medical provider can validate the need for the brand-name medication. This often means trying the generic versions before moving to the more expensive brand-name option.

Orange Klonopin Pill

There are two versions of orange Klonopin pills, each containing 0.5mg of Clonazepam.

Orange Pill 1 2

  • Imprint: 1 above a horizontal line, 2 below
  • Supplier: Accord Healthcare, Inc.
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

APO c-0.5

  • Imprint: APO c-0 on one side
  • Supplier: Apotex Corp.
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

Yellow Klonopin Pill

Yellow pills do not have a uniform strength, but most contain 0.5mg of Clonazepam. An exception is the R34 pill, which contains 1mg.

R34

  • Imprint: Capital R above 34
  • Supplier: Actavis
  • Dosage: 1mg

273

  • Imprint: 273 5
  • Supplier: Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

M C 13

  • Imprint: Capital M on one side, C above a horizontal line with 13 below on the other
  • Supplier: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

V 2530

  • Imprint: V 2530
  • Supplier: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

Teva 832

  • Imprint: TEVA on one side, 832 above a horizontal line on the other
  • Supplier: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
  • Dosage: 0.5mg
  • Alternative version: 93 above 832

E 63

  • Imprint: Stylized capital E over 63
  • Supplier: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

Watson 746

  • Imprint: Watson 746
  • Supplier: Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

Blue Klonopin Pill

Although blue Klonopin pills are provided by various manufacturers, they all contain the same dosage of 1mg. Each pill is small and round.

Blue Pill C1

  • Imprint: C 1
  • Supplier: Accord Healthcare, Inc.
  • Dosage: 1mg

APO C-1

  • Imprint: APO C-1
  • Supplier: Apotex Corp.
  • Dosage: 1mg

1 274

  • Imprint: 274 and 1 above a horizontal line
  • Supplier: Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories
  • Dosage: 1mg

V 2531

  • Imprint: V 2531
  • Supplier: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Dosage: 1mg

E 64

  • Imprint: Stylized capital E over 64
  • Supplier: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Dosage: 1mg

Watson 747

  • Imprint: Watson 747
  • Supplier: Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Dosage: 1mg

White Klonopin Pill

White clonazepam pills are the most widespread, produced by numerous manufacturers.

Their strengths differ, but imprints on the pills serve as the key to differentiating them. The highest dosage of Klonopin, 2mg, is exclusively available in white pills.

White C2 pill

  • Imprint: Capital C above a number 2
  • Supplier: Accord Healthcare, Inc.
  • Dosage: 2mg

R35

  • Imprint: Capital R above 35
  • Supplier: Actavis
  • Dosage: 2mg

G CN 0.5

  • Imprint: G CN 0.5
  • Supplier: Andrx Pharmaceuticals
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

APO C-2

  • Imprint: APO C-2
  • Supplier: Apotex Corp.
  • Dosage: 2mg

B94 ⅛

  • Imprint: B94 and ⅛
  • Supplier: Barr Laboratories, Inc.
  • Dosage: 0.125mg and 2mg

2 275

  • Imprint: 2 275
  • Supplier: Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratories
  • Dosage: 2mg

M C 15

  • Imprint: Capital M on one side, C above a horizontal line with 15 below on the other
  • Supplier: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Dosage: 2mg

K5-K9

  • Imprint: Letter K and a number
  • Supplier: Par Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Dosage: Varies

V 2532

  • Imprint: V 2532
  • Supplier: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Dosage: 2mg

E 65

  • Imprint: Stylized capital E over 65
  • Supplier: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Dosage: 2mg

Teva 834

  • Imprint: TEVA 834
  • Dosage: 2mg
  • Alternative version: 93 above 834

Watson 748

  • Imprint: Watson 748
  • Supplier: Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Dosage: 2mg

Green Klonopin Pill

Green Clonazepam pills are less common, with just two variations. Both contain an identical dosage of 1mg of clonazepam.

M C 14

  • Imprint: Capital M on one side, C above a horizontal line with 14 below on the other
  • Supplier: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Dosage: 1mg

Teva 833

  • Imprint: TEVA 833
  • Supplier: Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Dosage: 1mg
  • Alternative version: 93 above 833

Pink Klonopin Pill

There is only one version available in this color for Clonazepam.

R33

  • Imprint: R33
  • Supplier: Actavis
  • Dosage: 0.5mg

Klonopin Dosage and Administration

Remember to take Klonopin as your doctor has directed. Higher doses of Klonopin do not necessarily improve its effectiveness and may result in more side effects. Abruptly discontinuing Klonopin can lead to withdrawal symptoms.

It is recommended to gradually taper off the medication under the guidance of a healthcare professional when stopping its use. Here are Klonopin pill dose recommendations:

Dosage Recommendations

For treating absence seizures, petit mal variant, akinetic, and myoclonic seizures:

  • Adults and adolescents (>30 kg): Start with 0.5 mg thrice daily. Increase by 0.5 to 1 mg every three days until controlled. Max daily dose: 20 mg.
  • Geriatric: Similar to adults, but start with lower doses due to increased sensitivity.
  • Pediatric (<30 kg): Start with 0.01 to 0.03 mg/kg/day, not exceeding 0.05 mg/kg/day, divided into two or three doses. Max dose: 0.1 to 0.2 mg/kg in 3 doses.

For panic disorder treatment:

  • Start with 0.25 mg tablets, taken orally twice daily for three days.
  • Increase to 0.5 mg tablets twice daily.
  • Maximum daily dose: 1 to 4 mg.

For REM sleep behavior disorder treatment:

  • Recommended dose: 0.25 mg to 2 mg Clonazepam.
  • Take 30 minutes before bedtime.

Klonopin Safe Administration Tips

  • Take it at bedtime to reduce sleepiness.
  • Oral disintegration pills should be taken with water immediately after opening the package.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets and in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Do not share your medication with others.
  • Don’t mix your Klonopin treatment and alcohol or other drugs
  • Don’t flush expired pills down the toilet or drain.
  • Ask your pharmacist about safe disposal methods.
  • Always follow your doctor’s instructions.

Pill Identifier Klonopin − Final Considerations

Considering the healthcare community is increasingly concerned about the long-term, inappropriate use of clonazepam and similar benzodiazepines due to their potential for addiction, it’s important to know the color and imprint on each pill are crucial for identifying the drug’s manufacturer and strength as a safety measure to prevent incorrect dosing.

Take into account that symptoms of clonazepam overdose mirror those of other CNS depressants and can include drowsiness, confusion, coma, and reduced reflexes. Call 911 if you suspect someone is suffering a Klonopin overdose.

If you or someone you know is struggling with Clonazepam addiction or misuse, help is available. Contact your doctor or a local drug rehab center.

People Also Ask

What does a Klonopin pill look like?

Depending on dosage, Klonopin pills vary in color (blue, white, orange) and shape (round). Look for an imprint for exact identification.

What is the generic Klonopin pill identifier?

There isn’t one generic identifier for Klonopin. Look for a stamped imprint with letters/numbers on the pill itself. This code indicates the manufacturer and dosage. Consult a Klonopin pill identifier online.

What does 0.5 mg of clonazepam look like?

The color and shape of 0.5mg Klonopin can vary by manufacturer, but it’s usually a yellow, round tablet with “0.5” debossed on one side.

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Published on: June 23rd, 2017

Updated on: May 27th, 2024

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