Xanax (alprazolam) is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety disorders and anxiety caused by depression. Xanax is also used to treat panic disorders with or without a fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment (agoraphobia). Purchasing Xanax from Mexico may save you money, but it can end up costing you more if the drug contains impurities or provider is disreputable.
Having a good-looking website should never be considered a sign that a provider is either legitimate or trustworthy. Even beyond the legitimacy of a provider, the FDA warns that certain brand names used abroad are not the same used in the U.S. In some cases, the non-active ingredients or even active ingredients may be completely different. Here are some important things you should Know about purchasing Xanax from Mexico:
Many Xanax from Mexico are Laced with Fentanyl
One of the most dangerous substances that illegal suppliers of Xanax bars in Mexico lace their product with is Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more powerful than heroin, and 100 times more powerful than morphine, and is finding its way into counterfeit Xanax bars sold on American and Canadian streets. As little as three to five grains of the substance, (similar to grains of salt) are enough for a fatal dose. A child, or an adult, taking a counterfeit pill just to relax, may never wake up again. It is as frightening as it sounds, but important to be aware of and vigilant.
Check The Label Closely
Whether purchasing Mexican Xanax bars online or in person, always check the label closely and never buy a product if the list of ingredients is not clearly displayed in a language you can fluently read. Moreover, double-check the currency conversion rates before making a purchase to ensure you’re actually saving money. This includes any shipping or handling charges the pharmacy might add. Many products presented as Xanax online contain other active ingredients or a completely different molecule.
They are Responsible for Most Overdose Deaths
Media reports and official alerts in several U.S. communities (including Sacramento, CA and most recently, Carroll County, MD) are warning of counterfeit pain and anxiety medications that actually contain fentanyl, an extremely powerful, potentially deadly opioid. The pills, which are disguised as common prescription drugs like Norco (hydrocodone), Percocet (oxycodone), and Xanax (alprazolam), are responsible for a growing number of overdose deaths and non-fatal overdoses around the country. The Drug Enforcement Administration reports that some of these pills are manufactured in China and smuggled into the U.S. via Mexican drug cartels.
Mexican Xanax Bars Can Land you in Legal Trouble
You are allowed to bring FDA-approved prescription medications back into the United States for your personal use, with the following stipulations. In general, you may bring up to 50 dosage units without a prescription. To bring more than 50 dosage units across the boarder you need a prescription from an FDA-approved U.S. physician. A prescription from a Mexican doctor is no longer acceptable. However, U.S. Customs agents may prohibit a supply that is for more than 60 to 90 days.
All medications must be declared upon arrival and be in their original containers. Drugs that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may not be acceptable for such importation. It is against the law not to properly declare imported medications with U.S. Customs.
While some drugs are available over-the-counter in Mexico, they will be treated as prescription medications for the purpose of bringing them into the U.S. for personal use. Be aware that the laws and guidelines under which U.S. Customs Agents operate change frequently and without notice. Advice may not be entirely applicable when you attempt to bring prescription drugs across the border. If you have questions about current laws, contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
They Are Much Cheaper
The fake pills are much cheaper than the real versions even in Mexico. The public should be aware that drugs obtained on the street, even though they look like a real prescription pharmaceutical, may be deadly. Because of readily available devices and their low cost of producing fake Xanax, counterfeiters can use hologram stickers to make products look genuine. It is always unsafe to take a prescription drug unless it comes from your own prescription and is dispensed by a reputable pharmacy. The street price of Mexican Xanax ranges from $3 to $5 for 0.25mg to 1mg pills and $5 for a single 2mg pressed tablet.
Precautions for Buying Prescription Drugs in Mexico
No one should self-prescribe prescription drugs including Xanax, all medication should be taken under the advisement and monitoring of a physician. While some drugs are available over-the-counter in Mexico, they will be treated as prescription medications for the purpose of bringing them into the U.S. for personal use. Be aware that the laws and guidelines under which U.S. Customs Agents operate change frequently and without notice. Advice may not be entirely applicable when you attempt to bring prescription drugs across the border. If you have questions about current laws, contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
There are genuine Xanax bars in Mexico
While it is true that virtually all counterfeit Xanax enter the US from Mexico, not all Xanax in Mexico are fake or contain Fentanyl. The Pharmaceutical industry in Mexico is well advanced despite the notoriety of the drug cartels in the country. Mexican Xanax bars like Farmapram Xanax produced by IFA Celtics, a Mexican company founded in 1940 contain the right dose of Alprazolam. It is important to note that taking more Xanax than prescribed, taking it consistently, or abusing it without a doctor’s prescription are all forms of drug misuse and abuse. Even with genuine Xanax like Farmapram the biggest risk is addiction.
In addition, consistent Xanax abuse can cause both weight gain and weight loss. Sometimes, people who abuse Xanax reduce their energy output and sleep more, which can cause weight gain. Conversely, some people lose their appetite entirely. This can cause drastic weight loss instead.
How to Identify a Foreign Drug
Drugs.com provides identification information in English on foreign drug products.
Micromedex has several databases within it that can help with foreign drug identification. The best is Martindale. Select it after you search on the drug name you enter.
P.R. Vademecum is like a PDR for Latin America. Nine countries are included (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Espana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). These databases are in the original language of each country. This resource is accessible without the use of the UCSD VPN.
ViDAL Vademecum includes PDR-like resources that contain information on drugs from Latin America, including Mexico. UCSD has access to the drug resources for Spain, Mexico, Chile, Latin America, France, and Germany. These databases are in the original language of each country. Use the consult database to search over 40 countries and to also get a generic record for a specific drug in English language. This resource is accessible without the use of the UCSD VPN. See: M367 Pill