This one guy I know, swears that the yellow is stronger. i think the only difference is the manufacturer.
No difference as far as the active ingredient, only difference is the dye used to make the color.
Different manufacturers, different colors.
You are right phoenixblues (great user name, by the way)!! Just different manufacturers. Different manufacturers may have different binders and dyes but the alprazolam is pretty much the same. It is a persons mind that tells them it is different. If you blindfolded him, he wouldnt be able to tell a difference.
I know everyone is going to say it's all in my mind but for me the yellow bars are the best. I've been taking Xanax for many years and the white and green bars don't do anything for me but the yellow ones are great! I've even taken half a yellow bar and it was still better than taking 2 white or green bars. Unfortunately I've only taken the yellow bars a few times since the white and green ones are more common but don't tell me it's all in my mind because it's not. The same goes for the blue footballs. Fantastic.
@Pillzknows. So I've been told wrong for last 5 years? Lol I heard there are no extended release with bars due to having scores... but I've also heard greens are instant and yellow are extended. Or does color all just depend on manufacturer / generic??
My story will explain ALL!!!
I've been on/off Xanax/Ativan/Valium since early 2000's. As a vet of Desert Storm and The war in Iraq, I suffer PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder and extreme Panic Attacks.
Been seeing the same Psychiatrist for the past 17 years. Amazing Dr, we are both Veterans, we understand each other well. Spoke at length about all these medications, Xanax a very big topic for MANY YEARS. There is no "Extended Relief" Xanax. Colors/codes, are different manufacturers, all using THE EXACT SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT (Alporazalam). Same amount (2mgs) in each pill/bar, each manufacturer, same amount. Only difference is: because of Patent Laws, no company can manufacture the medicine with the exact same ingredients, so, the different ingredients effect the delivery system.
And no 2 people are the same, like marijuana, no 2 people will feel the EXACT SAME EFFECTS!!! I've had all, white, yellow, green, and now the new blue bars. The white bars that have a GG work best for ME, the white ones that say "Xanax" on them really don't work well at all, and they are NAME BRAND. The green bars last the longest, the yellow ones are normal, the blue I don't care for. I always get my Xanax from a local hometown pharmacy, because they carry the ones I like. Rite Aid and Walgreens near me both carry green, and Walmart carries Blue.
These are all FACTS from personal conversations with A DOCTOR OF STRESS/ANXIETY. This is the truth on how Xanax (and all medications for that matter) are produced..
LOOK UP BAYER ASIPRIN. Bayer did NOT patent the ASIPRIN, so ALLLLLL ASIPRIN is created equally!!!
The green bars are much thicker than the yellow, white and blue bars. I'm looking at a yellow and a green right now. MUCH THICKER, but then I've heard that they are time release. Dunno, not shure... does anybody know if the green bars are time release? They don't have the same taste that's 4 sure!
Just the manufacturer is the difference. Here is a breakdown of all available Xanax in 2mg ‘BAR’ form:
1. Hands down the white G3722 ”Skateboards” are the best generic bars around.. No contest.
2. Followed by the Green “Hulks”.
3. Close third, would be the yellow “school buses.” They do hit as hard as G3722 and are weaker than the green “Hulks” in my experience.
Last would be the white GGs. They are by far the weakest, but easiest to get at least here in Detroit.
***The Best available 2mg bar is the White name brand with Xanax inscribed on one side and the #2 on the other side. Sadly, no insurance cover these ones it seems bc it’s not generic and are extremely rare..likely counterfeit or pressed if you do see them. So be mindful of that.
- Xanax Information for Consumers
- Xanax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xanax (detailed)
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