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One prescription, two types of Alprazolam pills?


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I just started taking .5mg Alprazolam and the first prescription I filled the pills looked like this: pinkish-orange with a ribbon looking thing and a dash on one side and a split line and 029 on the other side.

I filled it a second time at a different pharmacy and the bottle reads the same but this pill looks like this: light pink (almost white) with Mylan A3 on one side and just a split line on the other side.

I'm new to these meds so I'm hoping someone can fill me in???

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It's probably that they gave you a different generic each time.

Does the bottle say the generic company anywhere? Like, is the drug name something like apo-alprazolam?

If you go to the cocktails board, there is a pinned thread with some pill identifiers where you can make sure the pill is actually what it is supposed to be.

You can also call the pharmacy and ask. I actually did get the wrong pills once, and I called the pharmacy and had them look it up for me - they have drug ID books. So if you can't find anything on the internet, call them.

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Alprazolam is generic for Xanax.

However, while only one company manufactures Xanax, several companies may manufacture alprazolam, and may make their pills look different. It's all alprazolam, though.

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So, I've heard people say that they react differently to generics than name brand, does that mean that the different brands of generic are different as well? Could I expect to have a different experience with one generic to another?

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There can be differences due to slight differences in bioavailability (how much of the dose you swallow makes it to your bloodstream) or differences in the non-drug ingredients in the pill.

There are certain drugs that this has been an especial issue with - Wellbutrin and Lamictal come to mind. Benzos, not so much, though it's possible.

It's the exact same drug molecule, but there can sometimes be non-drug factors that have an impact, if that makes sense.

I wouldn't stress about it.

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