The blue, elliptical / Oval pill with imprint GG 258 has been identified as Alprazolam 1 mg. Alprazolam is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine drug family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter (a chemical that nerve cells use to communicate with each other) that inhibits activity in the brain. It is believed that excessive activity in the brain may cause anxiety or other psychiatric disorders. The FDA approved alprazolam in October 1981.
What are the uses for GG 258?
The blue oval GG 258 Xanax is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Anxiety disorders it is also is used for treating anxiety associated with panic attacks. Panic attacks occur either unexpectedly or in certain situations (for example, driving), and can require higher dosages of Xanax.
What are the side effects of GG 258 Pill?
Commonly reported side effects of GG 258 blue pill include: ataxia, cognitive dysfunction, constipation, depression, difficulty in micturition, drowsiness, dysarthria, fatigue, headache, memory impairment, menstrual disease, nervousness, sedated state, skin rash, tremor, weight gain, weight loss, anxiety, blurred vision, diarrhea, insomnia, decreased libido, increased appetite, irritability, and decreased appetite. Other side effects include: depersonalization, hyperventilation, hypoesthesia, hypotension, paresthesia, sexual disorder, sialorrhea, muscle twitching, and increased libido.
How addictive is blue oval GG 258?
The blue oval GG 258 contains Alprazolam one of the more potent benzodiazepines, and consequently one of the more addictive. It is generally considered to have a high dependence liability, though exactly how addictive it is remains a matter for debate in the medical community.
Neurological and physical basis of GG 258 addiction
Consuming benzodiazepines over time can result in physical dependence (see above) in which the user’s system becomes reliant upon the presence of alprazolam to function normally. Cessation of use results in withdrawal symptoms which along with cravings can drive repeated usage.
While the psychological basis of addiction (as opposed to dependence) is still being researched, it is generally considered to be a disorder of the brain’s reward centre whereby pleasurable stimuli are engaged in repeatedly despite an awareness of negative consequences.
Deadly Alprazolam Drug Interactions
The blue GG 258 pill is known to interact dangerously with a variety of other substances including CYP3A4 inhibitors (such as cimetidine, erythromycin, norfluoxetine, fluvoxamine, itraconazole, ketoconazole, nefazodone, propoxyphene, and ritonavir); alcohol; kava; St John’s wort; and various oral contraceptives.
Spotting GG 258 Pill Abuse in Family and Friends
Alprazolam abuse and addiction may well be demonstrated via the manifestation of various signs and symptoms (see below). However, if you notice these signs in a loved one, it is important to note that this does not automatically imply the presence of an addiction. Moreover, confronting your family member or friend may cause more harm than good. Speak to an addiction specialist about how to proceed.
Signs and Symptoms of GG 258 Pill Abuse
Due to the stigma associated with substance abuse, many people abusing alprazolam will go to great lengths to hide that abuse and it may not be immediately identifiable; nevertheless, some signs of GG 258 Pill abuse include frequent intoxication including drowsiness, slurred speech, dizziness, blurred vision and impaired motor control; “doctor shopping” to obtain multiple prescriptions; increased intoxication when consuming other substances, especially alcohol; a preoccupation with obtaining and consuming alprazolam; long-term symptoms including anxiety, insomnia, anorexia, weakness, cognitive impairment and brain damage; and the manifestation of withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use.
GG 258 blue oval pill street value
The Street price of drugs rises steeply as they move down the distribution chain from point of importation. When illegal drugs are seized by police or a drug law-enforcement agency, the officers or agents determine the street value of the drugs. Street value is the total income that drug traffickers would make if each gram were sold at the price currently being offered on the street. The street value then determines the significance of the seizure. In other words, a major drug seizure is one that has a very high street value.
The Street value of the blue oval GG 258 pill containing 1 mg of Alprazolam ranges from $2.00 to $3.00. Having a prescription is the only legal way to possess GG 258 pill. An individual faces misdemeanor or felony charges if he or she is caught with GG 258 pill without a prescription for it or has a quantity greater than what was prescribed to them. It’s also illegal to attempt to sell or traffic the prescription GG 258 pill. Always keep Xanax prescriptions safely in their original container and use only as prescribed. SEE: What is the Street Price of Gabapentin?