Blue Xanax: Types, Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Addiction
Blue Xanax are generic brands of alprazolam. The most common type of blue Xanax pills include:
- B7O7 Xanax Bar: The blue rectangular B707 pill contains alprazolam 2 mg and it is supplied by Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.
- Blue Football Xanax 706: Another blue Xanax pill is the blue, elliptical / Oval pill with the imprint 706 also supplied by Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc, this particular pill contain Alprazolam 1 mg.
- G3721 Blue Xanax Pill: A similar Xanax pill is the 1mg blue elliptical tablet with the imprint G 3721 supplied by Greenstone Limited.
- R031 Blue Xanax Pill: Actavis pharmaceuticals produce a blue Xanax pill with the imprint 031R containing alprazolam 1 mg.
- GG 258 Blue Football Xanax: The blue oval Xanax pill with the imprint GG 258 contains Alprazolam 1 mg and is supplied by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc.
There are currently no legal blue Xanax bars 3mg pill even though there are many fake blue Xanax bars online and on the streets.
Blue Xanax work by slowing down the movement of brain chemicals that may have become unbalanced, resulting in a reduction in nervous tension and anxiety. Blue Xanax works by boosting the effects of a natural chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is made in the brain.
Are blue Xanax bars good?
Genuine Blue Xanax bars are good medications that can be used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, panic disorder, and anxiety associated with depression. However, the market has been flooded with fake B707 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.
Fake blue Xanax pills can easily cause overdose most of which can be fatal. Avoid buying Xanax pills online. It is dangerous to purchase 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.
How is blue Xanax taken?
Blue Xanax comes as a tablet, an extended-release tablet, an orally disintegrating tablet (tablet that dissolves quickly in the mouth). The tablet and orally disintegrating tablets are usually taken two to four times a day depending on the strength. The extended-release tablet is taken once daily, usually in the morning.
Typical dosing for Xanax (alprazolam)
Anxiety Disorders: The typical starting dose is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg three times a day.
Panic Disorder: The typical starting dose is 0.5 mg to 1 mg once daily. Your provider might change your dose based on how you respond to the starting dose.
How long does it take to feel the effects of Blue Xanax?
Blue Xanax is taken by mouth and is readily absorbed into the bloodstream. You should start feeling the effects of Blue Xanax in under an hour. The medication reaches peak concentrations in the bloodstream in one to two hours following ingestion but some people may first begin experiencing the effects of Xanax within 5 to 10 minutes of taking the pill. Almost everyone will feel the effects of the drug within an hour.
People who take Blue Xanax will often build up a tolerance. For these people, it may take longer to feel the sedative effects of Blue Xanax or the sedation may not feel as strong.
How long does it take for the effects of Blue Xanax to wear off?
One way to find out how long a drug will last in the body is to measure its half-life. The half-life is the time it takes for half of the drug to be eliminated from the body.
Blue Xanax has an average half-life of roughly 11 hours in healthy adults. In other words, it takes 11 hours for the average healthy person to eliminate half of the dose of Blue Xanax. However, it’s important to note that everyone metabolizes medications differently, so the half-life will vary from person to person. Studies have shown that the half-life of Blue Xanax ranges from 6.3 to 26.9 hours, depending on the person.
It takes several half-lives to fully eliminate a drug. For most people, Blue Xanax will fully clear their body within two to four days. But you will stop “feeling” the sedative effects of Blue Xanax before the drug has actually fully cleared your body. This is why you may be prescribed Blue Xanax up to three times per day.
How long does Blue Xanax stay in your system?
Studies have shown that the half-life of Blue Xanax ranges from 6.3 to 26.9 hours. It is important to realize that half-life is a figure that is an estimate of the time it takes for the concentration or amount in the body of that drug to be reduced by exactly one-half (50%). After four to five half-lives, 97% of a drug has cleared from the body, and the drug is no longer considered to be having any effect. However, this does not mean that it won’t be detectable by a drug test, as this depends on how specific and sensitive the drug test is.
If we use the average half-life of Blue Xanax, which is 11.2 hours, then the following is estimated for a 1mg dose of Blue Xanax:
- 11.2 hours after administration, 0.5mg remains
- 22.4 hours minutes after administration, 0.25mg remains
- 33.6 hours after administration, 0.125mg remains
- 44.8 hours after administration, 0.063mg remains
- 56 hours after administration, 0.0315mg remains.
In theory, we can see that after 56 hours (2.3 days), almost all the original Blue Xanax dose (slightly less than 97%) has been eliminated in people whose Blue Xanax half-life is 11.2 hours. However, in some people, the half-life of Blue Xanax is 26.9 hours. In these people, it will take approximately 134.5 hours (5.6 days) for almost 97% of a dose of Blue Xanax to be eliminated.
What does Blue Xanax withdrawal feel like?
Blue Xanax has a high potential to be a habit-forming drug. Symptoms of withdrawal typically begin two to seven days after your last dose. They can last two to eight weeks.
If you take Blue Xanax, don’t stop it without talking to your doctor first. Some withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous. You need to follow a program with your doctor’s supervision to taper off the high doses and ultimately quit entirely.
Symptoms of withdrawal include:
• sleep problems and insomnia
• poor concentration
• suicidal thoughts
• worsened anxiety or panic attacks
Your doctor can administer medication to help ease these symptoms and prevent further complications.
Are the side effects of all blue Xanax Bars the same?
Yes, all blue Xanax bars contain the same active ingredient (alprazolam) but in different strengths as a result they all produce the same side effects which can include:
• changes in appetite
• changes in sex drive or ability
• difficulty concentrating
• difficulty urinating
• dry mouth
• increased salivation
• joint pain
• weight changes
Some side effects of blue Xanax can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
• problems with coordination or balance
• problems with speech
• severe skin rash
• shortness of breath
• yellowing of the skin or eyes
Alprazolam may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication. If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
Can you drink alcohol while taking Blue Xanax?
Taking Blue Xanax with alcohol will intensify the side effects of both substances. Researchers don’t know exactly why this happens. It likely has to do with the chemical interactions between Blue Xanax and alcohol in the body.
A 2018 animal study suggests the presence of ethanol, the main ingredient in alcoholic drinks, can increase the maximum concentration of alprazolam in the bloodstream.
In turn, this can cause both an enhanced high or “buzz” as well as enhanced side effects. The liver also needs to work harder, since it breaks down both alcohol and Blue Xanax in the body.
Blue Xanax vs Pfizer Xanax which is stronger?
Blue Xanax and Pfizer Xanax both contain the same active ingredient (alprazolam) as a result, Blue Xanax XR side effects are the same as Pfizer Xanax XR side effects while Blue Xanax 2mg is equivalent to Xanax 2mg, none is stronger than the other at the same dose.
What is the price of Blue Xanax?
Blue Xanax is cheaper because they are generic versions of alprazolam. Generic alprazolam is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest price for the most common version of generic Xanax is around $6.30, 66% off the average retail price of $18.61.
Addiction To Blue Xanax (Alprazolam)
Blue Xanax is a powerful Benzodiazepine, it is extremely addictive when used long-term, making Blue Xanax addiction and abuse a serious concern. Alprazolam is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. 70% of teens with a Blue Xanax addiction get the drug from their family’s medicine cabinet.
Tolerance to Blue Xanax develops quickly, requiring the user to take more of the drug to achieve the desired effects. Someone with a Blue Xanax addiction may take up to 20 or 30 pills per day. If the user decides to stop taking Blue Xanax, they may experience withdrawal effects such as anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and tremors. The onset of withdrawal symptoms is a sign that a physical dependence has developed. The development of tolerance and withdrawal are indications of addiction.
Once a Blue Xanax addiction has taken hold, daily responsibilities such as school, work, or family are ignored as energy is redirected toward drug-seeking behavior.
Other behavioral signs of Blue Xanax addiction include:
- Continued use of Blue Xanax even though it is contributing to personal difficulties.
- Inability to stop using Blue Xanax despite the desire to.
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.
- Obsessing about obtaining and using Blue Xanax.
- Loss of control over the amount of Blue Xanax being consumed.
- Legal problems that are the result of using Blue Xanax.
- Risk-taking behaviors, such as driving while under the influence of Blue Xanax.
If a user wishes to stop taking Blue Xanax after dependence on the drug has formed, it is not recommended to quit “cold turkey” or without medical supervision. The symptoms of Blue Xanax withdrawal are similar to those of alcohol or Barbiturate withdrawal, and the severity of the symptoms can vary. If convulsions occur, withdrawal from Blue Xanax can be deadly.
Normally, the withdrawal process involves slowly reducing the dosage of Blue Xanax and eventually switching the user to a long-acting form of the drug for a period of time. The gradual taper of this drug helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms.