What is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand name for Alprazolam and is prescribed to patients with anxiety or panic disorders. It is a part of a set of medicines called benzodiazepines, which act on the brain to produce a calming effect. Buy Xanax Online is available in different dosage strengths, which can be differentiated by color, shape and inscription. The dosage prescribed will depend on your medical condition and response to treatment. The different kinds of Xanax pills include round shapes, cuboids and capsules. The colors are white, blue, green, pink, etc., based on the manufacturer.
How does Xanax work?
Xanax is a benzodiazepine that increases the effect of a naturally occurring chemical in the brain. The GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric Acid), a neurotransmitter in the brain, is a vital amino acid required to keep your body healthy and functioning. The primary function of the GABA is to work as an inhibitory neurotransmitter which means that it works to block messages sent among nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
It specifically blocks nerve signals in the brain to reduce fear, anxiety and stress. It stops messages related to extreme moods and, in turn, calms the nervous system down, which otherwise would be in an abnormally excited stage, causing anxiety. The role of the benzodiazepine in Xanax is to enhance the effect of GABA. Lower levels of GABA result in stress, while an increased level in GABA is known to boost mood and create a calming and relaxing effect on the body.
Irrespective of the dosage strength, all Xanax have the same function. The difference between the different strengths is the amount of active Alprazolam, which relies on the dose to either have an increased or a decreased effect of the same function.
Difference between Green and White Xanax Bars
Green Xanax Bar-
A Green Xanax Bar is of 3 mg strength and contains 3 mg active Alprazolam. As the name suggests, it is green and shaped like a cuboid. It usually has the inscription of “S 90 3” on one side and may have “X ANA X” on the other. This is one of the modes you can separate fake and real Green Xanax Bars. A Green Xanax bar has the same function: to enhance the effects of GABA to reduce anxiety and produce a relaxing and calming effect in the body.
White Xanax Bar-
A White Xanax Bar is of 2 mg strength, meaning it has 2 mg active Alprazolam. As the name suggests, it is white and shaped like a cuboid. A White Xanax Bar has the inscription of “G 372 2” on one side and may have “X ANA X 2” on one of the other sides. This is one of the distinctive features of White Xanax, which make it easier to separate real and fake white Xanax bars. A white Xanax bar has similar but slightly milder side effects when compared to a green Xanax bar. However, both are prone to misuse, so it is suggested to monitor your dosage regularly to avoid addiction or overdose.
Side effects caused by Xanax
The common side effects of using Xanax are-
3- Increased Saliva Production
4- Change in sex drive
These side effects should decrease as your body gets used to the drug. If they do not get better with time, then it would be best to inform your doctor.
The severe but unlikely side effects include-
1- Mood changes
3- Thoughts of suicide
4- Trouble speaking
5- Loss of coordination
6- Trouble walking
7- Memory problems
If you notice any severe side effects, it would be best to seek immediate medical help.
Precautions to be taken while having Xanax
1- Xanax can make you dizzy or drowsy. It would be best to avoid mixing Xana with Cannabis products or alcohol as they can aggravate the side effects.
2- Xanax can be addictive and habit-forming, especially if you have a history of abuse or misuse of substances. It would be best to tell your prescribing physician about the previous misuse of substances, if any.
3- If you have been using Xanax for a long time, you may develop a dependence or tolerance for it. If you think the current dosage isn’t working, it would be best to inform your physician instead of increasing your dose or taking medicine more frequently.