What are the best generic xanax brands

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simplyheavenonline

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I have a prescription for Xanax, but the last time I got it, it never worked as well as before. Surely, it was long ago, and I was on Klonopin for some time, but they never kicked in, and all they did was make me tired, so I never felt any anxiety relief.

The last prescription I had ended up with was generic from Mylan (blue pills, 1 mg), but I am not too impressed with them. So I am now wondering, are generics any good or are all of them more of the same?

I can get the branded drug, but this will cost more than I am willing to give. So, I’d love to know if anyone has a tip on some good Xanax generics. Thanks!
 
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GarrettHnatiuk

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When looking for anxiety relief, I’d say Xanax XR is where you need to invest, as it’s the most effective one. I also suffer from anxiety and for me, nothing works but those, no other drugs make me feel better, and calmer.

When I was on Xanax for the first time, I felt way better, no anxiety at all, and I could even think better and control my thoughts. If you can’t afford Xanax, I’d say give a try to Wellbutrin and Zoloft combo. Of course, ask your doctor first, and if you do find another solution, please let me know. All the best, friend!
 
simplyheavenonline

simplyheavenonline

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Thanks for your answer. I now recall someone mentioned to me Greenstones and Sandoz generics. While I have not tried Sandoz generics, the Mylan generics do make me feel a lot better when compared with the Greenstones, even if they make me feel tired. I recall taking some yellow generics in the past, but sadly I can’t recall the name. Those were the best.

My issue with Klonopin was that it made me crash. I couldn’t do anything after taking it, and that’s one of the reasons that made me go back to Xanax.
 
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danny

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In theory, in concept, there is no difference between the generic drug and the brand name one, as they need to have the same quantity of each substance. At the same time, we have all noticed some differences. In my particular case, I build tolerance for the generic drug (Fiorinal) faster than with the brand name drug.

I have a friend who has told me the same situation with other drugs (painkillers), and it was the same lab that was producing Fiorinal. It’s crazy that when I went back to the pharmacy to buy the branded drug, I was not allowed because I didn’t have a written prescription allowing it.

If I don’t have it, they have to sell me the generic, it’s the law, even if I am using my money. Crazy that a law doesn’t allow me to choose my drugs, this is how entrenched the economic interests are.
 
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Plucked

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The law usually favors those with more power, and that is what lobbying is all about, making those laws to maximize profit at our expenses. In reality, the doctor has to approve that we buy a branded drug or else we are stuck with the generic.

The pharmacies also make more money selling generic drugs than the branded ones. It’s evident that there are differences between drugs, so saying a generic is the same as the brand drug is not true. I am not saying that generic is worse than the branded drug, it depends on the case, but in some cases, there is lot of difference.

Our body is extremely sensitive, so the delivery mechanisms can slightly change with some ingredients making the drug work better or worse, affecting the efficacy and tolerance.
 
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rodney

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Alprazolam has lots of generics, and I’ve tried quite a few. For me, the best is from Greenstone that belongs to Pfizer. The one I liked the least is from Dava and Mylan, these suck, to the extent of throwing them away as I was feeling nothing on them.

Before we get our prescription, we should ask our pharmacist which brand they have, and if it’s a low-quality brand, we should simply try another pharmacy. The pharmacist is there to help, so nothing wrong in asking. Even if they tell us it’s all the same, we know from experience it’s not true, they are just saying it because most likely they have never tried it.

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OralSpinner

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The truth is that there is no big difference between generic and branded drugs or else the concept will fail. The active ingredients are the same, the (small) differences are in the excipients, and as said above, these can have an influence.

It’s also somewhat ironic that the anti-anxiety pills are the ones causing the most debate, leading me to think if people are getting too anxious about it, thinking about all the details instead of enjoying the moment.

We never know if it’s an effect of the drug or an effect of the mind, to be honest, so the more we think about the differences of generic drugs, the more they become real. I have tried some brands, and for me, they all work the same, so I can’t say I noticed any difference.

We need to consider other things, like for example if we have the right dosage. We should see in practice what works or not, not go to an experience with a certain expectation or else that might become true regardless of what we are having. The fact that doctors also say that the effectiveness is the same should be counting for something too.
 
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mjervey

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Prescriptions as written only allow us to get what the doctor prescribed, and if that box is not ticked, we can get anything. A voluntary form would enable us to get what we want, so no big issue if that is selected, just ask the doctor to do so. They don’t deny us if we ask them.
 
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BadgerSquadron3

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As far as I can tell if the ingredients are the same, why would the binders make any difference? At the same time, when I first used the generic, I didn’t even know I was using it since the effects weren’t coming as usual and I thought it was a matter of tolerance. I am also aware that tests between branded drugs and generics were made and that in some cases, the generic drug had more of the drug than the brand name had. I think some pharmaceutical companies are messing with their generics.
 
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Roger-That

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I think that each body responds differently. We have different allergies, and we have different metabolism, so this can explain the differences in the way each one responds to a different drug. Surely, price matters too; everyone wants to pay lower for a good med, even more, when we know they are equivalent.

If someone has allergies, the binding ingredients can cause an adverse reaction in the way we are affected by the drug, to the point we think we might be experiencing tolerance as mentioned above. There are many ingredients, and even the dyes can make a difference.
 
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Oakster

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I can relate with what Roger-That is saying, as a few months ago I had a negative reaction to an antibiotic. I might be sensitive to one of the ingredients, and I have tons of allergies too.

On the other hand, the pills look different, so I immediately started thinking if they would act differently too. Was it the wrong prescription? A search on google got me more anxious, and all this affected the way I felt after taking them.

If someone needs Xanax because of anxiety, there is a strong psychological effect, and our mind can play tricks on us.
 
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PSYCHE

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Generics are prescribed as a first option often because they are cheaper, and this is standard procedure unless the doctor specifies otherwise. It’s more than proven that generics are equally effective as branded drugs, and this is why this is happening.

Sure, patients are used to brand-name drugs, how they look and smell, but this doesn’t mean they won’t be as effective. In reality, there are no clinical differences, so generics are not inferior.
 
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jackson64

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There are no clinical differences, that is true, but what’s also true is that everyone has a favorite generic or prefers the branded drugs. I prefer the Greenstone, so when I get a refill, and I see it’s the yellow Actavis bars, I know it won’t be as good. Even Sandoz are better than Actavis.

The changes in dosage are notorious. For example, I usually have 1 mg bar of alprazolam to satisfy my needs, but when taking the Actavis yellow bars, it needs to be increased to 2 mg, so I am doubling it!
 
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jimcort

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Xanax bars from Pfizer are the best, but I still prefer Klonopin over them. From my experience, and for recreation purposes, brand names always give me a better high.
 
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Flavia

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If I have the money, I’d go for the brand name; there is no shadow of a doubt in my head. I am certain they work better, but I also agree each one has the right to have a different opinion. After trying the brand name, going back to generics helps in identifying the difference very easily.
 
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Average Joe

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I have a prescription for Xanax, but the last time I got it, it never worked as well as before. Surely, it was long ago, and I was on Klonopin for some time, but they never kicked in, and all they did was make me tired, so I never felt any anxiety relief.

The last prescription I had ended up with was generic from Mylan (blue pills, 1 mg), but I am not too impressed with them. So I am now wondering, are generics any good or are all of them more of the same?

I can get the branded drug, but this will cost more than I am willing to give. So, I’d love to know if anyone has a tip on some good Xanax generics. Thanks!
The best generic that I have found is Greenstone.
Pfizer who makes the name brands annex also owns the company Greenstone I don't know if that has anything to do with it but seems like they always work the best to me you can ask your pharmacist if they can order you the generic brand Greenstone. And try them before you spend outrageous amount for name brand Xanax which is made by Pfizer who owns Greenstone
 
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