What are yellow Xanax bars?
Yellow Xanax bars contain Alprazolam a sedative drug in the benzodiazepine class, indicated for the management of some forms of anxiety and panic disorders. The substance like all benzodiazepines has central nervous system depressant effects on the user. Its use results in inhibition of certain brain processes and an overall slowing down of various body functions, while eliciting a subjective feeling of warmth and inflated well-being in some individuals. Yellow Xanax bars affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. The most popular yellow Xanax is the pill with imprint R 0 3 9 is supplied by Actavis which contain 2mg Alprazolam. Yellow xanax bars is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking yellow Xanax bars?
It is dangerous to purchase yellow Xanax bars on the Internet or from vendors outside the United States. Medications distributed from Internet sales may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy. The sale and distribution of yellow Xanax bars 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 yellow Xanax bars if you have:
- narrow-angle glaucoma;
if you are also taking itraconazole or ketoconazole; or if you are allergic to yellow Xanax bars or to other benzodiazepines, such as chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), or oxazepam (Serax).
To make sure yellow Xanax bars 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 yellow Xanax bars 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 yellow Xanax bars.
Yellow Xanax bars can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using yellow Xanax bars.
The sedative effects of yellow Xanax bars 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 yellow Xanax bars.
Yellow Xanax bars is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
How should I take yellow Xanax bars?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never use yellow Xanax bars in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your symptoms.
Yellow Xanax bars 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.
Call your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your panic or anxiety symptoms.
Do not stop using yellow Xanax bars suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using yellow Xanax bars.
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. Yellow Xanax bars 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?
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. An overdose of yellow Xanax bars 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 yellow Xanax bars?
Yellow Xanax bars 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 yellow Xanax bars and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What are the possible side effects of yellow Xanax bars?
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.
What other drugs will affect yellow Xanax bars?
Taking yellow Xanax bars 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 or AIDS; or
- antifungal medicine –fluconazole, voriconazole.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with yellow Xanax bars, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
How Addictive is Yellow Xanax Bars?
Yellow Xanax bar is a fast-acting benzodiazepine medication. That means it brings about a big change in the brain in a short period of time. As a result, it is considered one of the most addictive benzodiazepine medications on the market today. Risks are higher in people who take the doses of 4 mg/day for longer than 12 weeks, but anyone who abuses the drug could be at risk for addiction.
How Yellow Xanax Bars Affects the Mind
Often, people who are abusing Xanax have anxiety disorders they were trying to treat with the drug. Some 20 percent of Americans suffer from anxiety, Everyday Health reports. Even when used in a medicinal fashion, dependency will generally still occur. The first sign of this is tolerance. With tolerance, Xanax stops working as well, even as a treatment medication. Those with anxiety will see a return of symptoms and may feel inclined to up their dose in order to keep symptoms at bay. Throughout this process, the brain is becoming more reliant upon the drug to feel normal.
When people are mentally addicted to Xanax, they won’t be able to keep their minds off thoughts of the drug. In addition to the health risks associated with detoxing alone, quitting without professional intervention is extremely hard to do since users’ minds are compulsively driving them to use again. The mental impact of withdrawing from Xanax can be turbulent. The mind becomes accustomed to the drug and can go through periods of insomnia, depression, paranoia, and irritability while trying to come off it. The majority of withdrawal symptoms can be treated during medical detox to make the process as comfortable as possible for those in detox. Around 44 percent of chronic benzodiazepine users ultimately become dependent on their drug of choice, the Journal of Addictive Behaviors notes. Addiction is often due to psychological factors that influence individuals to keep using.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about yellow Xanax bars.