I was on Alprozalam from"98"-"04",but the pharmacy stopped carrying the brand(Roache),and the new generic they had was like taking candy,did nothing for anxiety.My Pshyc explained that the filler in the various generics was the difference, and he started me on name brand in "04". I've been taking 8 mg a day for the past 7 years. I have new insurance now and they will only pay 50% per script of name brand.I can't afford the 400.00 a month to stay with name brand.So I'm trying to find out what brands are the most popular in the group.I take Xanax for extreme GAD,and it also helps with bi-polar,BPD,COD,PTSD,sleeping and eating disorders as well.Any answers would be greatly appreciated!!
What is the best generic alternative to Xanax?
Question posted by tejas129 on 13 Aug 2012
Last updated on 24 August 2022 (5 weeks ago) by brionsub
I always been on the 1 mg Xanax 4x a day. It says Xanax 1.0 on it. It's blue. And it always has helped my PTSD induced panic attacks and anxiety.
I swear by Actavis, the yellow bars, but Walgreens in TX has changed their brand to the crappy Breckenbridge ones. Sandbox is the second most effective on. Does anyone know what the best 1mg Xanax are? And if they are all the same, why not ask your doctor for 1mgs “because they are cheaper”? Asking for certain brands is considered “drug seeking behavior”. Honest to God, my doctor made ME call around to find a pharmacy that sell the brand I prefer, but most companies said I needed a script for them to tell me. Errrr…everything is electrically prescribed these days, so how the hell can I do that?
Anyone from Texas, do you know which companies carry Greenstone or Actavis???
The best generic to Xanax brand name is Greencove Pharmaceuticals. They are licensed by Pfizer to make the name brand Xanax, so their generic is almost identical or identical to the Xanax brand name. Unfortunately, some ignorant people got their hands on the pill presses and are making really bad fake Alprazolam 2mg tablets. Just remember ask for the square bottles from the pharmacists that are sealed and come 100 per bottle or 500 per container, if possible.
Greenstone was at a time known to be the best generic. However, and you will find comments commensurate with what I am stating… It seems it is not the same anymore.
I find that the Sandoz generic is the best, at least for me, as we know this is a individual differences issue.
Companies that I would avoid are: Actavis and Mylan
Remember that the Hatch-Waxman Act declared that generic companies could very the
bioequivalence plus or -20% of that of the original brand product.
My favorite generic brand is def green Stone then actavis i don't like the Sandoz they don't react well for me
I as well have been on xanax for many years and I to see the vast differences between them.
The best one I have found is the Sandoz brand. Give them a try. Hope this helps you.
Greenstone is the closest generic to the brand Xanax. Go to their website & they will tell you the closest pharmacy to get it unless you can get your pharmacy to order it.
Unfortunately, everyone responds differently to every brand or generic of any medication. What works well for one person may not be effective for another. You may not be able to respond well to other people's preferences.
It's going to be a matter of trial and error to find the one that works best for you. If you find one you really like ask your pharmacist to special order it for you if they don't have it in stock already.
Best regards, Wildcat
I found Greenstone is the best. Greenstone is the same company who makes brand Xanax. But most Pharmacies don't normally carry it ( of course they go for the cheapest), and when asked to has it special ordered for you, they hesitate about doing it.
The generic is alprazolam and to get the best one, ask for Greenstone. That's the first drug company to make alprazolam, and my dr. said you get more of the product. He said that a company could make alprazolam and sometimes put less of the drug in the product. They have to use so much, but Greenstone is supposed to do the best.
GAD, generalized anxiety disorder is what doctors call it. I was told by a specialist that xanax is not your friend. Although it makes you feel better it does something to you internally. Your organs can suffer and that alone scared me. With the help of my doctor I had to go thru the tapering off and was giving escitalopram. It took over 3 weeks into the 4th week to feel something and my understanding is it takes 4 to 6 weeks to feel the full effects. The doctor told me to don't stop taking it that it will help me. My advice is to listen to your doctor they know and they can help. I am now getting out more and doing things to help to distract your thinking. Do things that gives you pleasure. We have to find our confidence back which anxiety robs us of it. I'm planning a trip maybe in 2 weeks not to far from home maybe 50 miles just to see if I can. Take your time and step out on faith. :-) !!
What is had. I am terrified to drive out of town. I'm scared of getting lost. I don't like to go anywhere. I used to go everywhere and drove state to state. Help
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I went through a lot of different generic alprazolam tablets been on them for six years now and activist is great here are used to be my favorite they’re the circle blues and then green stone brand because they are a subsidiary of Pfizer and made the same lab and the brand-name Xanax but now I’ve come to love Sandoz those the most right up along with Dava which is now par Pharmaceuticals but there’s a green bars with S 90 3 and the green footballs s 902 You can’t go wrong with any of these trust me a lot of people disagree but the new Breckinridge blue bar brands are my least favorite
I have been on benzodiazepines since I was 14. Xanax since I was 17. I'm 36. Yeah, I know. I've had maybe 2 years I took a break (not by choice). Anyhow, when I was on 2 milligrams it was always the yellows. Now I’m on 1 mg and I always have Walgreen’s order Greenstone brand. I saw someone say here (posted on this page) greenstones dissolve under your tongue, the ones made after 2014? What?! Not true! I've had one month, maybe two where they seemed... stale (for a lack of a better word) They’re better than Mylan 1mg. Not sure about other strengths.
STAY AWAY FROM MYLAN- period.
!! especially 1 MG!!! It’s like taking a placebo. Idc what anyone says. I had been off my meds for a year - a YEAR, and took a Mylan 1 mg alprazolam and felt like I took a sugar pill.
The reason I came across this page is because my pharmacy ran out of greenstone and they only have activis and ugh MYLAN.. so I have a partial fill that I have to fill with them. I can request they order something else. Not sure what. Is sandoz still manufactured? Or should I take the activis? Any feedback appreciated. They’ll have my greenstone next month. It’s just a 20 day supply of activis I’d have to take. It’s worth a shot, right?
Ok I am also having this dilemma I am prescribed 120 2mg Xanax a month and like she was saying the name brand without insurance is $800. I read some reviews and people recommended greenstone and that is actually my least favorite generic I find myself having to take more and more frequent I do not know who makes the yellow ones with r039 on them but they worked better than the green stone. I changed pharmacies from Walgreens to Publix because of location and travel issues and it was the worst decision of my life I regret changing them from Walgreens because they had the yellow ones but if anyone has any more suggestions besides green stone and if they think that's the best then maybe there's something wrong with me
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