Would u prefer one of the three colors over the others? Same strength, same time of lasting relief?
What are the differences in the 3 colors that Xanax bars come in, white, yellow & green?
Question posted by A69 on 28 Aug 2010
Last updated on 26 February 2020
The white ones are name brand, hence the XANAX printed across both the bar and the prescription rather than alprazolam. Although the dosage is the same as the generic alprazolam bars, they are significantly more potent due to a difference in ingredients. They are much more expensive than the generic counterpart and he reason is a difference in ingredients. Although active ingredients are the same for Xanax and alprazolam (benzodiazepine) the effects are noticeably different. All bars are 2 milligrams scored to be made divisible into 4 doses of .5mg to allow the patient to decide the best route based on the intensity of the panic/anxiety. Green and yellow bars are generic (alprazolam) which are very effective, but different from the name brand XANAX. The difference between these two is manufacturer. Ask your pharmacist if you’re insurance would cover name brands.
Pharmacies are instructed to give generics whenever possible, however, unless specifically indicated by the prescriber you have the option to request name brands and they are legally obligated to honor the request. Be aware-if you’re insurance does not allow such substitutions, the price difference is far higher. Generic-20$ name brand-200$( without insurance). I hope this has been informative. Personally-go name brand. Blue cross, Cigna, and most major insurance companies allow such substitutions to be covered and again... there is a SIGNIFICANT difference. In the future, if there is a medication question, visit pill identifier.com. More answers
The Xanax football shaped pills are as such...
0.25mg = White
1.00mg= Blue or green
All of the bars regardless of color are 2.00mg. White I believe is the brand name and yellow is the generic and I might be mistaken but my understanding is the green one has no caffeine as a filler
Here in the USA, it has been my experience that the white ones are .25mg, peach colored ones are .50mg and blue ones are 1.0mg. These are the ones I have been prescribed and the same is true for the generic version. Brand is football shaped and generic is round. I do not know which manufactuer makes these, but, I do know it is the same, colors, mg, etc wherever I fill my prescription. Hope this is of some help. Best wishes, Chelle
The green ones don't work for crap they don't take away your anxiety the white bars are the ones that actually work trust me I've been on them for 16 years
A lot of the time, if you are in the United States, many manufacturers make the same generic drug once the patent on the brand runs out. That is why you can get same medication at the same pharmacy every time and every time they can look different. Each Manufacturer has their own way they make the medication and the can make it whatever color they want. I don't know if that helped or not, but if you are concerned about the colors of the medications then go and talk to the pharmacist! They will be able to tell you if they use multiple manufacturers.
hi there, gather u are in the usa ? in australia the white ones are .5mg and we have purple ones which are 1mg. are u being prescribed them by a good doctor for anxiety ? i find they relieve my panic attacks and help me sleep at night, its a bit of trying game finding which ones work best for the individual. keep going till u find out what works for you, good luck
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