Will name brand Xanax act faster? Is there a difference in strength between the two? I am asking because I have very extreme anxiety attacks, and trying to prepare for a doctors appointment.
I have taken both and there is no difference between the two.
If you are going to not shop around for a real pharmacy ( meaning other than commercial) it will indeed pay off. I've found that the name brand is certainly prime; however, if generic is necessary... I recommend the Greenstone brand or Sandoz will work best as well. Please ask a local pharmacy. They haven't a problem telling you their brand. Some pharmacies carry more than one brand.
Yes brand name Xanax is faster working and is highly effective rather than generic "Alprazolam"
The problem with generic Xanax is the inert ingredients used. I have tried every brand and talked to dozens of pharmacist's that agree. The ONLY one that is as good as brand name Xanax is the generic Greenstone brand as it is made by the same pharmaceutical company as the brand name. I found it difficult to find a pharmacy to special order it for me as I have severe panic and anxiety disorder to where I can't hold done gainful employment. Don't let anyone fool you, generics of this medication except for greenstone brand are very inferior.
Hello sr250g, I have taken both the generic version(Alprazolam) & Xanax the brand name. My doctor told me that they are equally good... but the brand name is more expensive! Some insurance companies will not pay for the brand name & the pharmacy will subsitued the generic version.
Greenstone is the best generic alprazolam brand. The company that makes Xanax, Pfizer, owns Greenstone so they’re made by the same manufacturer. It is the closest to the brand name you can get. My Dr. always specifies this exact generic brand only when he writes my Rx. He was also a pharmacist before he decided to he become a doctor so he knows a little more about medications than most doctors. I have tried other generic brands in the past and the Greenstone is definitely the best. I suffer from PTSD as well as a major anxiety disorder which leads to panic attacks. A lot of people think that all generic medications are the same as the brand name but that’s not always true.
All generics are identical in strength to the brand name but the fillers, binders, and other inactive ingredients may differ and may contribute to the medication's lack of absorption and efficacy. Many generics are formulated exactly the same as the brand name. You might need to try several before you find one that works well for you.
Pharmacies stock the product that is the least expensive when they order from a distributor to keep your cost down but are usually willing to place a special order for the product you want. You may pay slightly more for it but it's worth it if you feel it works better for you.
It really depends on what the fillers are and how you feel with them (nausea etc) although the active ingredient will be the same - I didn't find any difference.
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