Peach Xanax, like other forms of alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine in the same class of drugs as substances like diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and clonazepam (Klonopin).
Xanax (alprazolam) is used mainly to treat panic disorders and anxiety disorders, although it is sometimes used to manage seizures and other ailments.
Although all types of Xanax are prescription drugs approved by the FDA, it can also be abused, especially when taken at higher doses.
Xanax abuse occurs when someone takes the drug in any way other than as the medication guide given to them by their doctor states.
Xanax drug abuse is quite common and can lead to many life-threatening side effects.
How Peach Xanax Is Different From Other Forms Of Xanax
There is nothing distinctive about peach-colored Xanax tablets. That is, they are not different from other forms of Xanax pills produced by manufacturers.
Multiple pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer and Mylan, produce alprazolam tablets that are peach or orange-colored.
Here is information regarding this particular type of Xanax pills.
Peach Xanax tends to contain some of the smaller doses of alprazolam out of all the pills. Xanax 0.25 mg and Xanax 0.5 mg are common dosages for peach-colored alprazolam pills.
The recommended dose of alprazolam to treat anxiety disorders is usually 0.25 mg to start, but this often increases as time goes on and a person’s tolerance increases.
Shape And Size
Peach alprazolam pills are usually round or oblong and oval-shaped. They might have a groove down the middle to make them easy to split.
The pills are generally small, about the size of a normal Tylenol pill. Longer Xanax bars do not usually come in the color peach. The pills might be regular Xanax or extended-release tablets.
Short-Term Side Effects Of Abusing Peach Xanax
Abusing Xanax has many short-term side effects as well as potential long-term complications.
Side effects of short-term Xanax abuse include:
- drowsiness and sedation
- breathing problems
- slurred speech
- dry mouth
- trouble concentrating
- upset stomach
Although most Xanax side effects are not life-threatening, it is important to note that benzodiazepines can cause deadly overdose. Taking too much Xanax could lead to an overdose.
Long-Term Effects Of Peach Xanax Abuse
Abusing Xanax for a long period of time can lead to many physical and mental health issues.
Long-term risks of abusing Xanax include:
- memory problems
- liver disease
- worsened panic attacks
- increased anxiety
- suicidal thoughts
- physical dependence
- Xanax withdrawal
- decreased sex drive
Dangers Of Taking Fake Xanax
Unfortunately, many people who abuse Xanax will do anything to get more of the drug, including buying pills off of the street.
Some of the Xanax found on the street is fake and might not even contain alprazolam. In its place, the deadly opioid fentanyl can often be found.
Fentanyl is an extremely powerful drug that can cause a fatal overdose even at very small doses.
Drug dealers might include it in fake Xanax pills because it has some similar sedative effects and it is very addictive.
Sometimes, people who buy fake Xanax without knowing it end up addicted to opioids when they thought they were taking Xanax.
Treatment Options For Xanax Addiction
Xanax addiction can happen quickly and lead to devastating consequences. Addiction can have major impacts on a person’s mental and physical health, as well as their relationships and livelihood.
Treatment for Xanax addiction usually begins with inpatient detox.
Because Xanax withdrawal can include severe symptoms such as seizures, medical monitoring is given by healthcare providers during detox around-the-clock.
The next step is to choose an inpatient or outpatient treatment plan that fits a person’s needs and situation. Inpatient care is usually recommended to start, followed by an outpatient plan.
Addiction treatment can help people with Xanax addictions regain control of their lives and make a full recovery.
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