Green Xanax pills, like other types of Xanax, can be either legitimate Xanax made for use as a prescription drug, or it could be fake Xanax laced with dangerous drugs like the deadly opioid, fentanyl.
Xanax is the brand name for an anxiety medication called alprazolam, which affects the central nervous system to treat panic disorders and general anxiety disorders.
Xanax is in the same drug class as other benzodiazepines, like lorazepam and diazepam. When Xanax is taken in any way other than under the direct medical advice of healthcare providers, it is considered drug abuse.
Xanax is often abused, because it can produce pleasurable effects, especially at higher doses. Some of the Xanax pills sold on the street are fake and contain adulterants.
How To Recognize Fentanyl-Laced Green Xanax
There is no definitive way to know if the green Xanax you are buying on the black market is fake and laced with a deadly substance like fentanyl.
Many sellers of illicit fentanyl have become experts at making their pills look very similar to the real thing.
It only takes a minuscule amount of fentanyl to cause an overdose, and it is not detectable by taste or smell.
The best way to avoid buying and using a dangerous Xanax pill is by avoiding buying Xanax on the street.
How Is Green Xanax Different From White Xanax Bars?
Xanax pills and pills containing alprazolam come in many shapes, colors, and sizes.
One of the most common types of Xanax is white Xanax which is in the shape of a rectangular “bar” and has indents to make it easily separable.
Green Xanax bars also exist in the same shape, but they usually contain more alprazolam than white Xanax bars. Green Xanax bars might be imprinted with the characters “P903”.
Green Xanax comes in shapes other than a bar, and may be found in a triangular or oblong oval shape.
Is Green Xanax Stronger Than Other Types Of Alprazolam?
White Xanax usually contains 1 mg or less of alprazolam, while green Xanax, whether in a bar or another shape, tends to contain 2-3 mg.
Green Xanax is also often an extended-release tablet version of the drug. People who abuse Xanax might prefer green pills, because they are known to contain more of the active ingredient.
In fact, green Xanax has the street name “hulk Xanax” due to its strength and popularity among people who abuse it.
What Are The Side Effects Of Green Xanax?
As long as green Xanax is not laced with other drugs, it will have the same side effects in the short term as many other forms of alprazolam.
Common side effects of Xanax substance abuse include:
- blurred vision
- upset stomach
- dry mouth
- slurred speech
- trouble concentrating
Long-term Xanax abuse can also cause health issues including liver disease, jaundice, and depression.
Can Green Xanax Cause Withdrawal Symptoms?
Green Xanax, like other forms of the drug, can cause withdrawal symptoms, especially in people who abuse the drug heavily and take high doses of Xanax regularly.
Some symptoms of Xanax withdrawal are severe and may even be life-threatening.
Common Xanax withdrawal symptoms include:
- panic attacks
- suicidal thoughts
- sleep problems
Xanax withdrawal symptoms usually resolve within two to three weeks, although some symptoms may persist for longer.
Treatment For Xanax Addiction
Xanax abuse is a serious issue that can cause major physical and mental health problems, or even lead to a fatal overdose.
Once physical dependence takes hold, use of Xanax will be hard to stop without professional addiction treatment.
Treatment for Xanax addiction usually starts with inpatient detox, where medical professionals give around-the-clock medical monitoring as a person undergoes the symptoms of withdrawal.
Next, a treatment program will be selected to fit the person’s unique needs and situation. Usually, a period of inpatient care is recommended for people with Xanax addiction.
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