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Is Alprazolam and xanax the same thing?

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5 Answers

puckiemull 16 Jun 2011

Yes they are both benzodiazapines, used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.

Votes: +3
mzchevy23 19 Dec 2017

I recently took a 3mg Alprazolam. I ran out of my xan prescription, a friend of mine let me try one of their Alprazolams but it kind of had an opposite effect with me from xanax (I did a little research on Alprazolam). It makes me anxious and i cant sleep. It worsens my anxiety.

Inactive 16 Jun 2011

I take xanax and yes they are the same.

Brand name: Xanax.
Generic name: Alprazolam.

Take care.

Votes: +6
kkellie 16 Jun 2011

Exactly... you should have got a pamphlet with your script that says thats its "generic for xannax. and it should also say it on the bottle. Same exact thing its just one is cheaper than the name brand and hardly anyone gets "name brand" any more.
I take 1 mg of kolonopin 4x a day bot its actually chlonazaPAM but same thing and since ive been on it ive gotten 3 different looking 1 mg types of the med. It depends on what the pharmacy has on hand and what the doc prescribes

Votes: +1
puckiemull 17 Jun 2011

Exactly Kkellie,well put,sorry to that person that my answer was short,i did'nt mean to sound rude.

kkellie 17 Jun 2011

hunnie bunny your not rude i was just "trying" to be edjamacational... lol

marino1990 19 Nov 2014

And not trying to be rude to you kkellie, but it's spelled Klonopin and the generic name is Clonazepam.

To the one asking the question, I know this is old but I'll answer anyway... Alprazolam is generic Xanax. That's what your bottle is going to say when you get it.The only time it will just say Xanax and not Alprazolam is if you get the name brand meds, which are really expensive with no insurance.

Lev44 20 Oct 2016

Can you ask your pharmacist you rather pay for name brand or does your doc have to approve it?

austincharles90 10 Jun 2017

I have bad anxiety and panic attacks. Where do i go to get the meds i need? A psychiatrist?

austincharles90 10 Jun 2017

I have bad anxiety and panic attacks. Do i need to go to a psychiatrist? To get meds

mzchevy23 19 Dec 2017

Yes

Votes: +0
Dragongly4me 3 Jul 2018

No it is not. Even though they are benzos they work differently.

Votes: +1
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