I have a RX for 2 mg Xanax. I get the generic Alprazolam, green bar, s 90 3. It is marked with 3 score lines, but I am not sure what they mean or if it is okay to cut it in half or 3rds. 2 mgs works great for me if I am having an anxiety attack, but if I just need help falling asleep, it is too much. I end up with a "hangover" the next morning.
Can I break my 2mg green bar Alprazolam in half for a smaller dose?
Question posted by sml9558 on 2 Dec 2010
Last updated on 3 May 2019 by Tune Taha
The 2mg Xanax is double scored, you’re correct. The white and yellow bars are tri scored, so each piece if broken in 4s are .5 mg, to equal a total of 2mgs if taken the whole pill. However, the green (hulks, as I like to call them hulks lol) are double scored , making it only able to be broken into 3 pieces, not 4. So the middle piece is 1mg, and the 2 on the outside equal .5, for a total of 2mgs. Hope this helps
I have never seen a green bar but have been on xanax (alprazolam) for over 15 years. i am prescribed 2 mg 3 times a day or as needed. the 3 lines are score lines which tell you where to cut them. You don't take them in thirds. you take them 4ths. Thus if you cut on each line you will get 4 equal parts each part being 1/2 (.5) mg. so if you take 2 of the pieces or 1/2 of the pill it will be 1 mg. Always cut on the scores as you get equal amounts of medicine. The can also easily be broken on the score lines with your fingers. just fyi, they also come round and work on the same principle. doses are usually, .25mg, .50mg, 1mg and 2mg. Hope this helps.
I can see no reason why you can't cut it in half or thirds. It doesn't appear to have any special coatings.
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