The white, rectangle Xanax pill with the imprint X ANA X 2 supplied by Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group is a very common brand of alprazolam containing 2mg of the active ingredient. Xanax is a powerful Benzodiazepine that is often prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorders, and insomnia. It is extremely addictive when used long-term, making Xanax addiction and abuse a serious concern.
Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. Seventy percent of teens with a Xanax addiction get the drug from their family’s medicine cabinet. Tolerance to Xanax develops quickly, requiring the user to take more of the drug to achieve the desired effects. Someone with a Xanax addiction may take up to 20 or 30 pills per day. If the user decides to stop taking Xanax, they may experience withdrawal effects such as anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and tremors.
The onset of withdrawal symptoms is a sign that a physical dependence has developed. The development of tolerance and withdrawal are indications of addiction. Xanax 2 mg is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
Is Pfizer Xanax 2mg Discontinued?
No, Pfizer Xanax 2mg is still being produced alongside the 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg, tablets. However, following the expiration of its patent, other manufacturers are now free to make generic versions of Xanax.
Many initially thought that the Pfizer Xanax 2mg has been discontinued after Pfizer initiated a voluntary recall of a specific lot of Xanax after stability testing yielded an out of specification result for an assay at the 46-month stability testing time point.
According to the most recent FDA Enforcement Report, the voluntary Class II recall was initiated at the end of September, the notice indicates. In an emailed statement, the company said that taking the product is not likely to cause any adverse health consequences.
Are the Side Effects of Pfizer Xanax 2mg the same?
Yes, the side effects of Pfizer Xanax 2mg are still the same. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- difficulty concentrating
- dry mouth
- increased salivation
- changes in sex drive or ability
- changes in appetite
- weight changes
- difficulty urinating
- joint pain
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
- shortness of breath
- severe skin rash
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- problems with speech
- problems with coordination or balance
Alprazolam may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.