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Are Green Xanax Bars Thick?

Xanax is an antianxiety medication containing alprazolam. Xanax works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. They act on the brain and central nervous system (CNS) to produce a calming effect. Xanax slows down the movement of brain chemicals that may have become unbalanced, resulting in a reduction in nervous tension and anxiety. Xanax works by boosting the effects of a natural chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is made in the brain.

Green pills typically contain 2 mg of Alprazolam. Green pills are also available in rectangular, oval, triangular, and round shapes, usually in doses of 2 mg to 3 mg. In the oval shape, they are known as green football Xanax with a strength of 1 mg. Other street names include green oval Xanax and green monster Xanax. Hulk Xanax is a slow-release form with lower sedation effects. The triangular green pills have strength of 3 mg and this is the strongest dose available.

In general, the green pills are considered stronger than the white ones. The price of green Xanax bars on the street varies according to demand and supply, but typically one bar costs about $6. The company called Par Pharmaceuticals distributes pale green Xanax bars. These 2-mg rectangular pills are different in that they have the imprint “S 90 3” and have two scores (instead of three).

Are Green Xanax Bars Thick?

Most Xanax bars are thick, they contain inactive ingredients such as: cellulose, corn starch, docusate sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and sodium benzoate.

Irrespective of whether they are thick or not, if they contain the real active ingredient, green Xanax will produce the same effect and side effects which can include:

•          blurred vision or other changes in vision

•          changes in sexual desire or ability

•          clumsiness or unsteadiness

•          constipation

•          dizziness or lightheadedness

•          drowsiness

•          false sense of well-being

•          increased appetite

•          problems with urination

•          unusual tiredness

•          weight changes

Although most of these side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

•          abnormal thinking (e.g., disorientation, delusions, or loss of sense of reality)

•          agitation

•          anxiety

•          behaviour changes (e.g., aggressive behaviour, bizarre behaviour, decreased inhibition, or outbursts of anger)

•          confusion

•          increased risk of falls (particularly for seniors)

•          loss of recent memory

•          signs of depression (e.g., poor concentration, changes in weight, changes in sleep, decreased interest in activities, thoughts of suicide)

•          signs of liver problems (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, pale stools)

•          slurred speech

•          symptoms of mania (e.g., decreased need for sleep, elevated or irritable mood, racing thoughts)

•          trouble sleeping

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

•          signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)

•          signs of a severe skin reaction such as blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with fever or discomfort

•          signs of increased pressure in the eyes (e.g., sudden severe eye pain, changes in side vision, decreased or cloudy vision, seeing halos around lights, swollen eyes)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.

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