The white round pill with the imprint 027 R has been identified as Alprazolam 0.25 mg. It is supplied by Actavis.
WHAT IS ALPRAZOLAM?
R 027 Pill Xanax is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). R 027 Pill Xanax affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. There is positive of human fetal risk during pregnancy. R 027 Pill Xanax 0.25 mg is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). R 027 Pill Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
R 027 Pill Xanax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF R 027 PILL XANAX?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
- racing thoughts, increased energy, unusual risk-taking behavior;
- confusion, agitation, hostility, hallucinations;
- uncontrolled muscle movements, tremor, seizure(convulsions); or
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest.
Common side effects may include:
- drowsiness, feeling tired;
- slurred speech, lack of balance or coordination;
- memory problems; or
- feeling anxious early in the morning.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT R 027 PILL XANAX?
You should not use this medicine if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, if you also take itraconazole or ketoconazole, or if you are allergic to R 027 Pill Xanax or similar medicines (Valium, Ativan, Tranxene, and others).
Do not use R 027 Pill Xanax if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.
R 027 Pill Xanax may be habit-forming. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death.
WHAT SHOULD I DISCUSS WITH MY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE TAKING R 027 PILL XANAX?
It is dangerous to purchase R 027 Pill Xanax on the Internet or from vendors outside the United States or countries with lax control. Medications distributed from internet sales may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy. The sale and distribution of R 027 Pill Xanax outside the U.S. does not comply with the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the safe use of this medication.
You should not take R 027 Pill Xanax if you have:
- narrow-angle glaucoma;
- if you are also taking itraconazole or ketoconazole; or
- if you are allergic to R 027 Pill Xanax or to other benzodiazepines, such as chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam(Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), or oxazepam (Serax).
To make sure R 027 Pill Xanax is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- seizures or epilepsy;
- kidney or liver disease(especially alcoholic liver disease);
- asthma or other breathing disorder;
- open-angle glaucoma;
- a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior;
- a history of drug or alcohol addiction; or
- if you also use a narcotic(opioid) medication.
Do not use R 027 Pill Xanax if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects. Your baby could also become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking R 027 Pill Xanax.
R 027 Pill Xanax can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using R 027 Pill Xanax.
The sedative effects of R 027 Pill Xanax may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking R 027 Pill Xanax.
R 027 Pill Xanax is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE R 027 PILL XANAX?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never use R 027 Pill Xanax in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your symptoms.
R 027 Pill Xanax may be habit-forming. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Do not swallow the orally disintegrating tablet whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Call your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your panic or anxiety symptoms.
Do not stop using R 027 Pill Xanax suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using R 027 Pill Xanax.
If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent medical tests.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. R 027 Pill Xanax is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A DOSE OF R 027 PILL XANAX?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I OVERDOSE?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 or your country’s emergency line. An overdose of R 027 Pill Xanax can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, and fainting.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING R 027 PILL XANAX?
R 027 Pill Xanax may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects could occur.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with R 027 Pill Xanax and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
WHAT OTHER DRUGS WILL AFFECT R 027 PILL XANAX?
Taking R 027 Pill Xanax with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
- ritonavir or other medicines to treat HIV/AIDS; or
- antifungal medicine–fluconazole, voriconazole.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with R 027 Pill Xanax, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
R 027 PILL XANAX ADDICTIONS
When used as prescribed for the short-term management of a specific health problem, R 027 Pill Xanax can be a drug with benefits that outweigh the associated risks. However, because of the “high” it can create, the drug can be addictive, even when taken as prescribed—and potentially dangerous when misused.
EFFECTS OF R 027 PILL XANAX ABUSE
In the body, it increases the effects of another substance called GABA, which is a neurotransmitter that down-regulates excitatory brain activity, slowing down the firing of neurons. This results in R 027 Pill Xanax’s ability to produce a sedating, tranquilizing effect.
Since R 027 Pill Xanax additionally elicits a pleasant euphoria and other changed responses in the brain, users can become addicted to this feeling—using more and more in an attempt to recreate these effects. The more drug is taken, the greater the likelihood that tolerance will begin to develop.
Tolerance, a condition that commonly occurs with R 027 Pill Xanax use, is when the body adapts to the increased amounts of the substance resulting in higher levels of the drug needed to produce the previously experienced effects. When higher levels are needed or when the substance is used in combination with alcohol or opioids like methadone, there is increased risk of overdose, which can lead to:
- Dangerously slowed breathing.
- Extreme sedation.
One of the most devastating effects of R 027 Pill Xanax abuse is addiction. This is characterized by a compulsive desire to continue obtaining and using the drug even when negative events are happening to you or your loved ones because of your use. Examples of addiction signs include:
- Increased conflict with friends, family, and coworkers.
- Decreased performance at work or school.
- Financial changes with more money being spent on the substance.
- Contacting multiple doctors for prescriptions (“doctor shopping” for Xanax).
Due to the risks of R 027 Pill Xanax withdrawal symptoms, professional treatment should always be sought when ending use. When done under the supervision of a medical staff, the effects can be diminished leading to a safer withdrawal process where any complications can be addressed.
Withdrawal symptoms include:
- Inability to sleep.
- Irritability and depression.
It is strongly recommended to undergo an evaluation by a physician or a substance abuse professional before ending use so that the best course of care can be recommended. When ending use, several options are recommended—the precise program will be dependent on the frequency and amount of use. These options include:
- Residential rehab.
- Outpatient treatment.
- Support groups.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about R 027 Pill Xanax.