Do Xanax pills say Xanax on them?
Yellow Xanax is a brain stimulant that helps in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. The FDA announced it for treating anxiety disorders in the 1990s. Later, it listed Yellow Xanax in the list of prescription drugs and controlled substances. Besides, it is a higher strength of Xanax, which is also known as Alprazolam.
The generic name of Yellow Xanax is Alprazolam 2 mg. However, a person should be cautious while using Yellow Xanax. On the other hand, Blue Xanax contains 1 mg strength of Alprazolam.
Difference between Yellow Xanax and Blue Xanax
Yellow Xanax comes in a rectangular bar shape with a yellow color, and R039 written on it. Therefore, due to its shape and color, it is known as Yellow Xanax. It contains 2 mg strength of Alprazolam. Some people also refer to this drug as a yellow school bus.
Besides, Blue Xanax is available in both rectangular and oval shapes. It has a lower strength than Yellow Xanax, i.e., 1 mg of Xanax. The color of Blue Xanax is also different from Yellow Xanax; it has a blue color and known as the B707 pill.
The benefits of Xanax for anxiety
For people who have anxiety disorders, Alprazolam is a highly beneficial drug. It increases the amount of GABA receptors, which are less in these people. Both Yellow and Blue Xanax produces relaxation, creates delights, relieves anxiety, and makes you calm.
Moreover, it may have the same effects on those who do not have anxiety or stress. Xanax works by altering a few natural chemicals inside the central nervous system. Afterward, you may feel delighted or create sedation if you do not have anxiety disorders. However, non-medical usage of Blue Xanax may cause different side effects.
Doses of Yellow Xanax (R039)
The doses of any prescription drug depend on the medical condition and symptoms of a person. However, the medicinal doses of Yellow Xanax are as follows:
- Adult (above 18 years): For anxiety disorder, adults should take 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg three times a day or as directed by a doctor. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 2 mg.
- Older patients (above 45 years): Older patients should seek medical advice before taking Xanax for anxiety. However, regular doses should not exceed 4 mg of Xanax.
Doses of Blue Xanax (B707)
The dosages of Blue Xanax depends upon the condition of the patients and reaction towards its first dose. The doses of this strength are as follows:
- Adults (older than 18 years): The initial dose is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg given three times daily or as needed or prescribed. Besides, do not exceed the daily dose of more than 4 mg that should be in divided doses.
- Older patients (above 45 years): Older patients should seek medical advice before taking Blue Xanax for anxiety. However, regular doses should not exceed 4 mg of Xanax.
Side effects due to misuse
Non-medical or recreational usage of Xanax may cause various side effects. Unlike prescribed treatment, these symptoms might become severe and more frequent.
However, medical help can help you with these drug reactions. Thus, immediately inform your doctor if you face any of these side effects:
- loss of libido
- clammy hands
- addiction or habit
These side effects may occur after long term non-medical usage. Do not stop taking tablets of Xanax if you are addicted to it. Instead, call your doctor or 911 for help.