Is the Breckenridge manufacturer for Xanax a.k.a. alprazolam a good generic brand? And does anyone know what pharmacy has it?
Hi. I actually just started taking that brand two days ago. I was on Dava before that. They say that all generics have the same amount of active ingredient but these do seem a bit different to me. A little less potent which I guess isn’t really such a bad thing. Of course this could all be in my mind as I’m an anxious person so any change at all makes me nervous. Let me know what you think of them.
I have been using that brand for the past few months prescriptions I have had. I get mine sent to CVS in New York. I have tried most other generics at some point, and I would say Breckenridge compares pretty well, even on my relatively high dosage. Works fast and seems pretty potent. Not the best generic I've had, but a solid choice.
Just started getting these from CVS in Chicago. I'm not sure what manufacturer they used to use (which in my opinion were much better), but these barely work for me. They seem weak and don't help my anxiety well. They are good sleeping pills however.
My pharmacy (Kroger) just gave me this new football shaped 0.5mg alprazolam by Breckenridge. It's not the same as the round ones (can't remember manufacturer)
I've been taking round ones for a year now. I would normally just take 1 round one when anxiety attack starts. However, I took 1 Breckenridge pill about 3 hours ago, felt nothing. Heart was still racing & pupils still dilated. I took another one & not much relief. I should be really sleepy with 2, but I'm not feeling it! I don't know what's up, but I don't want to run through these, as I'm only prescribe #60 a month.
I'm going to call Kroger tomorrow. This is very odd... I don't like it..
I tried Breckinridge brand didn’t do a thing for me. I requested my refills be filled using the previous brand.
The Breckinridge generic Xanax is absolute garbage. It is not equivalent. It does not work. CVS is providing it. I was prescribed the brand name Xanax and it did what it was prescribed to do for years. When my insurance stopped covering brand name drugs if generics were available, Pharmacies filled my RX with Sandoz or Mylan generics which both were almost as effective as the brand name Xanax. I transferred my rx (after receiving and taking the Breckenridge 'placebo for more than a month) to another pharmacy because I had a coupon that made it affordable. The other brand also was effective to some degree. I have requested CVS to fill it with any brand other than Breckenridge. Now, I am back to CVS because I do not have a coupon that makes an effective generic affordable. If CVS can not get me any brand other than Breckenridge; I will fill the rx at another pharmacy, even if I have to pay for it. The Breckenridge generic should not be on the market. Others have told me of the same type of ineffectiveness of this generic. Terrible.
I too have recently been switched to the generic Xanax made by Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals. This was done by my pharmacy, not my choice. And yes, I have also noted a difference, as in less of the of the active ingredient. I can tell by the way I feel.
Please check out this website for Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/do-generic-drugs-compromise-on-quality
My psychiatrist also told me the same thing. (from the aforementioned site) "In order to get a stamp of approval from the FDA, a generic medication must be "bioequivalent" to its brand-name counterpart. This means that chemically the two must be pretty much the same, although makers are allowed 20% variation in the active ingredient from that original formula." It can go either way, as in, more, or less. Obviously the company that made my previous prescription opted for more. The article goes on to explain in more detail how they differ. Please check it out. I need to find out who manufactured the last prescription and see if there is a pharmacy that carries that one. Do not like how I'm feeling.
Also please note that not all people will have the same reactions to drugs manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies. Please talk with your doctor.
CVS carries Breckenridge. I've had all the bars from real to every generic since 1997. They switched me from Greenstone to Breckenridge Last Summer and I like them I think they're just fine. Some people I hear complaining about them but honestly I've tried them all and when I try and compare a green or yellow one on a blind study I can't tell which one I'm taking and other words I guess wrong they're all the same. But I do find chewing them up and then swallowing is much more effective as it kills any sort of time release it may have on it. I take a whole one of those and I could have switched to Walgreens at Actavis yellow which are my favorite, but the blue Breckenridge are just fine and everyone is going to react differently to them personally I can't stand the green ones but yet some people love them I won't touch them. But I have found them to be highly effective especially if you just bite down and then swallow so there crust vs.
Swallowing whole and that's with any bar that I've tried.
I've had the brand name Xanax as well and could not tell a difference between those the yellows greens blues unless I look at what I was taking before. A lot of these people that are complaining are probably getting fakes off the street because I've never had one problem in a year now with Breckenridge from CVS inside Target or just any CVS. Sometimes I'll switch to Walgreens and get Actavis yellow, but within a day or till your body is used to the yellow ones and they don't hit you as hard anymore just like any drug. Bottom line if you're getting them legit from a pharmacy they work very well I just suggest Biting Down and not only will it hit you hard and fast but is just as bitter as all the rest of them. I see some people complaining they're probably getting them off the street and not from a pharmacy because I happen to like them or I would have already switched to a different Pharmacy
I just tried this and I’m so bummed because it did absolutely nothing! Usually I take the lowest dosage and within 20 minutes it hits me and panic is avoided, so first time only took .25 and nothing then .5 also nothing than another .5. I feel like I’m going crazy! My generic Klonopin barely works too so that’s why I wanted to try this and it’s even less effective. I don’t understand what’s going on with all these poor quality generics but it’s so frustrating. I really did feel like I was going crazy or something was wrong with my body so I had a friend try it who never takes benzos and they also felt nothing. I don’t even take benzos daily maybe a few times a month in situations that cause me to panic. Very weird I hope next time I get it filled I can request a different generic and it actually works!
I got Breckinridge from Ralph’s (Kroger). They are slow to kick in and u never feel like it’s taken care of the problem. I’ve been talking to different pharmacies and they tell me small independents have more latitude when it comes to ordering generics- they’re not bound by contracts of big chains. Small pharmacy suggested Par next time. Anyone heard of it? He says AB quality generics are the best and Par is AB. Anyone’s thoughts on this?
Yes, I have had the same exact problem. They are made in different countries. The round white pills are much better and I get those from Walgreens. Even we took the "real" Xanax we would probably fall over! LOL
This manufacturer's alprazolam is absolute GARBAGE! It does NOT work! I find that it only lasts for a few hours (less than 4), IF it works at all. There have been times I take it and it feels like I didn't take anything! Steer WAY CLEAR of this manufacturer if at all possible!
I have been taking alprazolam for well over a decade. Since name brand is far to expensive I have found the closest, most potent generic according to potency comparisons, and my own trial and error is Greenstone ltd. Dava, Actavis, Roxanne, and too many others to name are substantial and work fine if needed. I would highly recommend not to use the brand Breckenridge or Qualitest. Some foreign brands like Teva are ok but the bottom line is no generic will provide more than approximately 85-90% purity. The reason I use Greenstone is because they're tried and true and they are an original subsidiary of Phizer so on paper they're the best out there. Before Freds shut down I never had an issue for 10 years with my meds. Now the only places that care enough about patients to carry what they need are small business pharmacies.
I have very bad anxiety. I've had it for the past 10 years now. I hate it! I remember getting it during the summer of 2009. I had no idea what was wrong with me until my doctor told me it was anxiety. (It's a long story about how sick I used to feel). I take 2 and 1/2 tabs of 2mg Alprazolam a day. (1 morning, 1 late afternoon, and 1/2 at bedtime). Alprazolam saved my life. But my last prescription wasn't the round white tabs I used to get. It was a blue bar looking tab. I figured it didn't matter, "BUT IT DID"! I looked up the name brand and here I am. Breckenridge Alprazolam do NOTHING!!! It's like I didn't even take anything. I'm going to call my pharmacy, (Riteaid), and see if my next prescription can be from any other company but Breckenridge. Honestly, these do not work!
My pharmacy at Publix switched to this brand a couple of months ago. They do absolutely nothing for my anxiety. Have been taking the round ones and they worked really well. I came here to see if anyone else was having problems with this brand. I see it's not just me.
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