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Are There 4mg Yellow Xanax Bars?

What is yellow Xanax?

Yellow Xanax pills are generic brands of alprazolam a medication in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It’s the most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S. that affects a person’s mental state. Yellow Xanax is often prescribed for people with anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder. They are also sometimes used for short-term treatment in people who have severe insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, and prolonged seizures.

Yellow Xanax is considered a short-acting benzodiazepine, which means that it doesn’t last as long as other benzodiazepine medications. This can be helpful if you only need the effect for a short period of time.

How Benzodiazepines like yellow Xanax reduce anxiety is by attaching to a receptor in your brain called the GABA-A (gamma-aminobutyric acid-A) receptor. When the drug binds to this receptor, it has a calming effect on the brain.

Yellow Xanax is often prescribed for anxiety disorders because it can help relieve anxiety symptoms quickly. However, other anxiety medications and talk therapy are better long-term choices for treating anxiety because yellow Xanax has side effects, risk of overdose, and the potential for dependence.

Are There 4mg Yellow Xanax Bars?

No, there are no legally available 4mg yellow Xanax bars or pills. The highest strength of yellow Xanax bars available is the R039 2mg bar produced by Actavis. There has been a proliferation of fake yellow Xanax bars mostly from Mexico. These fake pills do not contain alprazolam but fentanyl a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine.

Any 4mg yellow Xanax bars are fake and can easily cause overdose most of which can be fatal even with just one dose, especially if a person accidentally takes it incorrectly.

Signs and symptoms of a fentanyl overdose symptômes include:

  • slow or shallow breathing
  • slow heartbeat
  • severe sleepiness
  • cold, clammy skin
  • trouble walking or talking
  • feeling faint, dizzy, or confused
  • unresponsiveness

Many fatal overdoses thought to be from heroin have actually been from fentanyl. Even a small dose of fentanyl, such as 2 milligrams, can be lethal depending on how tolerant someone is and their body size. Coroners’ offices and state crime laboratories do not test for fentanyl or its analogs unless given a specific reason to do so.

Avoid buying Xanax pills online. It is dangerous to purchase any type of Xanax on the Internet, or outside registered pharmacies in the United States. The sale and distribution of medicines in these places do not comply with the safe-use regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These medications may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy. Most recently, the FDA warned that children are at particular risk for accidental death from exposure.

How do I stop taking or abusing yellow Xanax?

If you would like to stop taking yellow Xanax or any other type of Xanax, you should do so with the help of your healthcare provider. Stopping these medications abruptly can lead to problems such as withdrawal symptoms and rebound anxiety. People who experience rebound anxiety may notice a return of their anxiety symptoms that are at the same level or worse than before they started taking the drug.

The most serious withdrawal symptom is seizures. These can be life-threatening and are most likely to happen 1 to 3 days after stopping Xanax. Other withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Increased sensory perception
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dysosmia (altered sense of smell)
  • Mental confusion
  • Paresthesias (unusual skin sensations)
  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscle twitches
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss

Your provider can help you avoid withdrawal symptoms and rebound anxiety by tapering your Xanax dose slowly. A medication taper is when the dose of a medication is decreased to lower and lower doses over a period of time. Your provider can help you find the safest way to stop or taper off of your medication.

Yellow Xanax alternatives

Living with an anxiety disorder can have a significant impact on your life. However, there are other treatments you can try before starting yellow Xanax.

Other anti-anxiety medications. Several anti-anxiety medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can be safely used for a longer period of time than yellow Xanax pills. SSRIs, taken daily, can help people with anxiety manage their symptoms. They are taken around the same time every day, not just when you feel anxious. However, it can take a few weeks before you notice your anxiety symptoms lessen on these medications.

Psychotherapy. Talk therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, has also been shown to be helpful for treating anxiety and insomnia. With this type of therapy, your therapist helps you understand how your thoughts and emotions about your anxiety can worsen your symptoms. You and your therapist also explore more adaptive thoughts and behaviors to help ease your anxiety symptoms or sleep problems.

Other benzodiazepines. If you and your provider decide that a benzodiazepine is a right choice for you, your provider might try one with less risk of side effects and misuse than yellow Xanax such as oxazepam (Serax). They might also limit the number of pills prescribed and use the medication for a short amount of time.

Remember, for some people, yellow Xanax, and other benzodiazepines may be appropriate for a short period of time. However, you do have options when it comes to choosing the best treatment.

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