The white rectangle-shaped pill with the imprint GG 249 has been identified as a brand of Alprazolam 2 mg supplied by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc. GG 249 pill is a powerful benzodiazepine that is often prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorders, and insomnia. It is extremely addictive when used long-term.
GG 249 pill (Alprazolam) 2 mg is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Tolerance to GG 249 alprazolam pill develops quickly, requiring the user to take more of the drug to achieve the desired effects. Someone with a GG 249 pill addiction may take up to 20 to 30 pills per day. If the user decides to stop taking GG 249 pill, 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.
What are the side effects of GG 249?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to GG 249: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
GG 249 can slow or stop your breathing, especially if you have recently used an opioid medication, alcohol, or other drugs that can slow your breathing. A person caring for you should seek emergency medical attention if you have weak or shallow breathing, if you are hard to wake up, or if you stop breathing.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- weak or shallow breathing;
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
- a seizure;
- hallucinations, risk-taking behavior;
- increased energy, decreased need for sleep;
- racing thoughts, being agitated or talkative;
- double vision; or
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
The sedative effects of GG 249 may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury.
Common GG 249 side effects may include:
- drowsiness; or
- feeling light-headed.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect GG 249?
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Taking GG 249 with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, prescription cough medicine, or medicine for depression or seizures.
Many drugs can interact with GG 249. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
GG 249 pill Safety Information
- GG 249 pill can slow or stop your breathing, especially if you have recently used an opioid medication, alcohol, or other drugs that can slow your breathing.
- You should not use GG 249 pill if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, if you also take itraconazole or ketoconazole, or if you are allergic to GG 249 pill or similar medicines (Valium, Ativan, Tranxene, and others).
- Do not use GG 249 pill if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.
- GG 249 pill may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Misuse can cause addiction, overdose, or death.
- Fatal side effects can occur if you take GG 249 pill with alcohol, opioid medicine, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.