I have tried different colored 'bars' but am still a little apprehensive to try the round Alprazolam, and this is what my pharmacy is now distributing. A difference or a mind trick?
Is there a difference in the strength between the "bars" or round "pizzas" Xanax (Alprazolam)?
Question posted by mzjralnn on 11 Dec 2012
Last updated on 3 April 2018
I can promise you that the (usually larger white with 4 score cuts) round alprazolam’s ARE 2mg Xanax (in Generic form).
You can always enter the pill color, shape, and what’s imprinted on it. Right on your google search and it will come up as to what the meds are.
That’s the strongest dose of Xanax made. UNLESS you get 3mg Extended Release Xanax.
Those would be the only ones Stronger then that.
The “bars” seemed to be favored, but the make up is ultimately the same. It is against one too many laws for pharmacy companies to add placebo ingredients into medications.
There was a time when pharmacy’s were getting fake generic bars... but this was many years ago, and with the changes the DEA has made, it is impossible that someone would get away with that again.
If you feel like a certain medication isn’t working the same for you, call the pharmacy and inform them first and foremost, and then be sure to contact your doctor.
They (the pharmacy) can NOT short you, or give you a lesser dose bc they think it’s too much. They must still listen to your dr.
But as for generics, for the main part they do exactly what their name brand brothers do!!! The bottom line, and short answer to your question- NO. the only difference is the shape and exterior colors, otherwise they’re all the same. 2mg alprazolam.
The doctor just increased my dosage to 2mg (bar) I was taking the 1 mg (blue football) I used to take one blue football and would fall asleep within 20-30 mins. I took the 2 mg bar and I did not feel sleepy at all. I’m wondering if there is a difference. It’s so strange I did not feel sleepy. Has anyone ever has this issue?
I have tried them all. Footballs that can come in blue and white. As for the bar shaped I have done the white,yellow and green.They have always been 2 mg. Now the round ones they are called Ativan. I take the generic lorazapams. They all do different things but the one thing they do have in common is they help with anxiety. In my opinion my lorazapams are the best. I hope I was of some help. ;)
I've been prescribed to Xanax 2mg for a total of:14yrs.The 1st 10yrs,took them 4x day&then 4yrs ago, he tells me that he HAS to taper all pts.to a dose of 4mgs or less,but, he's not going to taper me that much,due to knowing I NEED that amt.&knows I'm not abusing it.I've taken ALL types of xanax(green,white,yellow rectangles tried the ones scored with: 3&4lines. As well as,the round"pizza" 1's. In my opinion, I've found that NONE of them work as good as the : WHITE "BAR"RECTANGULAR SHAPED, SCORED WITH 4LINES.
It's a good chance that my "brain" just thinks that, due to the fact,I had been taking ONLY, that specific brand, for over 13yrs&gettin a" new" pill( the LOOK of it changed,so I got nervous it wasn't going to help me as well as the other 1's did)all of a sudden,especially for anxiety,there's a good chance that u might believe that 1 is different then the other, especially in my case, where "CHANGING" is 1 of my trigger's that cause's me panic attacks & high anxiety.
really there is no difference as far as how much alprazolam is in it, the only thing that may differ is the inactive/binding ingredients. Now personally, i prefer the round mylan, we call them "pies" in my area. i don't know what it is but they seem to have a better effect on me than the bars--just saying.. anyway take it easy
I've taken all diff shapes of xanax football,rnd ,and bar shapes. All of the ones shaped like bars I've taken have been 2mg, as for the round, oval, or the squarish timed released ones go to the pill identifier and enter the shape,#,letters etc and let it figure the med out for you, but really as long as the bottle said alprazolam they all helped about the same.
They are just made by different companies. There can be some difference in the way they are absorbed.
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