Aurobindo Alprazolam 2 Mg


I have taken Alprazolam for months and not had any major problems with its effectiveness. Mylan by far worked the best. But now with Aurobindo brand I feel like I’m taking a "sugar pill". The prescribed dose is 2mg as needed up to 4 times a day. The first day I took all 8 mg, despite not filling them until 5:00 pm. I didn’t sleep that night at all and the next day took just as many, with a tiny slice of relief from my anxiety. Usually I don’t take more than 2.5mg- 3 mg a day. I don’t want to have to depend on anything to help me feel “normal”. I filled this drug 03/23/2021. Please tell me, is anyone else going through the same thing?!?!?

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I think their meds are fake. I refuse to take their adderall because they feel like speed. I got some anti nausea medicine made by them that made me feel like I was going to have a seizure. My pharmacy knows not to fill anything for me made by Aurobindo. I list it as an allergy because something is REALLY wrong with their meds. Please report your experiences to the FDA medwatch.

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You’re not crazy. I felt the same way and for a while I use to think that they might be putting fillers in them from so many people suffering from anxiety. So to answer your question yes I have felt this way and about half hour later took Zquil and went to sleep. Mind you I have been on xanax for 15 years and am a senior. Funny how you mentioned this because when I recently refilled my new script for the month, it came from Greenstone. I never had that one before but I can see the difference. Yet I can’t understand why I cannot get the brand name just goes by Alprazlom. It’s a terrible feeling to go through this. Let me know if you can switch over to Lorazapan or ask pharmacy about Greenstone. Best of luck!

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Re: Optimistic (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

It is basically legal speed

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Unfortunately, Aurobindo seems to be the go to brand for both CVS and Walgreens. I’ve read some scary things about Aurobindo and lack of quality control. I feel like I’m stuck with them though because pharmacists don’t seem to like people calling around asking about getting a better generic Xanax XR brand. Does anyone know of a way to get Greenstone or Actavis? Thanks.

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I got the best relief with least side effects from the Mylan brand as well. These other generic brands have less effectiveness with much higher incidences of side effects!! Not at all pleased!!!!

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Re: Bella (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Alprazolam is the name of the chemical compound. There is no brand called alprazolam as that would be like there being a soda with the brand name "Cola."

If you're asking why you can no longer get "Xanax" brand alprazolam tablets, originally sold by Pfizer, they are now being marketed under that brand name XANAX which is a registered trademark of UPJOHN US 2 LLC, a Viatris Company. VIATRIS and the Viatris logo are trademarks of Mylan Inc., a Viatris Company.

The proliferation of cheaper, generic alternative have made it so insurance companies much more often will only cover generics and therefore most pharmacies won't even bother carrying the brand name. When a new compound is discovered by a company, they are usually given a brand name contract that allows them to sell the new drug without worrying about other companies reverse engineering the drug and selling their own generic version of the drug for a set number of years. This is when you usually see a large amount of pills with the famous (or infamous) brand name or imprints that usually become synonymous with the drug.

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Re: KS (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

There are still very strict guidelines in place for drug companies making generic versions of a compound. Aside from potency standards, the version of the drug being sold can not suddenly cause an entirely new set of side effects.

Do you have anything other than anecdotal evidence of such things happening?

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The Aurobindo brand has been the worst for me. I’ve run out several times because I swear it is NOT an accurate/correct dosage and I have need more and more. At times it was like I had eaten a tic tac. Taking a Xanax should not ever feel like you’ve taken NOTHING. I recently switched pharmacies which has Sandoz (not my fave but not bad) and it’s like having actual Xanax again.

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That happened to me the last time I got my Xanax filled. It was the Aurobindo brand and I felt like it was a placebo drug and didn’t relieve my anxiety symptoms. I do better with the Breckinridge brand but my pharmacy stopped carrying that one. I agree with you about how it feels like a sugar pill.

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I am 100% agreeing with you, I get sick, I feel as if I'm detoxing on these and now this is the only brand that my pharmacy can get?!? Like HELL NO!! I CANT DO THIS! I'm ready to commit myself. Calling Dr Monday am to have him send in rest of months supply or new script for qmg I ea so I can get the ones I need.

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Re: Bella (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

There is no brand name for alprozolam that would be Xanax made by Pfizer which is like 100 times the cost if you want to pay out of pocket. Alprozolam though is a generic auro is just the many of different manufacturers for alprozolam there’s also sandoz and greenstone and breckenbridge there’s a lot

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Re: James (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

Not sure about the XR version, but try Costco for greenstone or activis.

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They make the worst medication on earth, I actually refused to take medication made by them it’s on file at the pharmacy. Their Adderall was so fake that I wouldn’t even take it even if that was all that was available I would rather go without. They eventually had to stop making adderall because of that.

Please report a problem directly to the pharmacy or to the FDA medwatch page. If the FDA doesn’t know they are making fake meds they will continue to make fake meds.

Did you get them at Rite Aid or CVS? They order the bottom of the barrel generics which are Aurobindo. If you go to Wallgreens or Walmart you won’t get those they don’t buy cheap fake meds.

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Re: Megan (# 10) Expand Referenced Message

Go to a Walgreens or a Walmart. They use the same distributor. And then Rite Aid and CVS use the same distributor. And they are the only ones I know who buy those trash meds. Walgreens and Walmart don’t buy from aurobindo because they know they’re garbage.

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Re: AlprazoFan (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

You’re actually wrong. It’s legal for generic medication to vary and strength up to 20% from the name brand, and they don’t compare them to each other. So one may be 20% stronger than the name brand, then the next month if you get one that’s 20% weaker than brand that’s going to be a huge difference.

Plus different manufacturers can use different fillers and people can absolutely have reactions to different fillers.

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Re: James (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

Greenstone is in my opinion the best brand for generic Xanax. I take the 1mg and that is by far the most effective brand.

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Yes I can't stand this brand, I went thru hell and back with them. I got physically sick, had a seizure, all due to the fact that they are so weak. I was in bad withdrawals my Dr couldn't understand why the pharmacy wouldn't help me out cause of my adverse reaction. So now he puts in my Script No Aurobindo brand alprazolam. The Green ones by Dava were by far the BEST, then comes the Blue bars by Breckenridge, then The Yellow by Teva are the only ones I will take and my Dr writes it in my script!

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Re: Marylandmaven (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

I agree, I've gotten used to Greenstone brand Then switched over to Aurobindo. ( which dont work at all ) I've had Sandoz before. They work. Wish I could get them again. Or, Greenstone
Why is it so hard for companies like Aurobindo to get there act together.

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Re: James (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

I totally agree. I've been taking Greenstone brand with no problem for 25 years. Now my only go to pharmacist has this "Aurobindo" brand which is like taking nothing. The only thing it does (which I'm lucky) is not throw me into withdrawals. And, that's saying that lightly. There should be a law against this. Give me back my Greenstone, Sandoz, or Pfizer. Keep this "Aurobindo" brand off the shelves.

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Re: Shezie (# 16) Expand Referenced Message

I agree, I've been taking Greenstone for 25 years with no problem this " Aurobindo " brand
Is just not working right I'm surprised I haven't had withdrawls from these yet give back my Greenstone, Sandoz, Pfizer and, stop playing games with what and what not works.

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Re: Shezie (# 16) Expand Referenced Message

Greenstone is the authorized Generic of Xanax. They feel exactly the same to me.

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thank you for your reply. yes aurobindo is very weak it does not work very well nor does sandoz. the teva brand generic alprazolam works much better I can tell. breckenridge worked well too but they stopped making it & told me they will no longer be making it.

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Re: AlprazoFan (# 6) Expand Referenced Message

Interesting, I am on Medicare and when I was taking OxyContin they would only pay for the name brand. It was so unusual the Pharmacy didn’t believe me. The insurance paid for the first one to give me “notice” so when I went to fill the second one they tried to tell me they couldn’t fill it because they only had namebrand. Great because that’s the only thing my insurance will pay for. They still argued with me. And I find it super sketchy that you the United States government insurance will only pay for Purdue medication despite Purdue defrauding this whole entire country for years.

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Re: James (# 4) Expand Referenced Message

CVS and Rite Aid use the same distributor, then Walgreens and Walmart use the same distributor. I live in New England and the Wallgreens around here doesn’t buy from that terrible manufacturer. I used to use Rite Aid and I had to switch because they wouldn’t get anything else and I’m not buying fake medication. The pharmacist knows too, when I complained to him about their meds he said “well they are FDA approved” and I said just barely look at what happened to Aurobindo and their Adderall, you guys sold it for years and it’s FAKE. He smirked because he knows.

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Re: Not a lemming (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

Adderall? Nah son, it’s not. But whatever, my brain doesn’t make a proper amount of dopamine so I have to buy it at the store. I don’t feel bad about that at all.

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I see that I replied to this a couple years ago, and since then I am delighted to report that they cannot make Adderall anymore because they were doing such a bad job. Unfortunately that may be why we’ve had Adderall shortages for a while, but I would rather not get anything than get fake ones so I’m OK with this.

Please report stuff like this to the FDA. It helps even if it takes forever. I see a whole bunch of people were complaining about Rhodes oxycodone a year ago. They are fine now. The company heard and fixed it I guess. Or the FDA audited them and told them they’re failing, idk. I haven’t looked at any FDA actions against that pharmaceutical company, I’m just happy that Aurobindo got in trouble.

Also, Walgreens and Walmart don’t usually order from this horrible company, so if your pharmacy won’t get anything other than this one, try a Walgreens or a Walmart. They seem to have higher standards for their generic medication.

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Re: Optimistic (# 14) Expand Referenced Message

Thanks got the info. I just moved to one 2mg XR because I thought my panic/ agoraphobia was in overdrive.

Then I looked at the manufacturer. It isn't me. This stuff is crap. It dissolves like an instant release. My other ones were like concrete. And the did indeed dissolve in XR fashion. I thought I was getting worse. Nope. It's cheaply made from India and other abroad companies with NO oversight.

The worst part? Some prescribers think you're overusing/abusing. NO! I just want to leave my house.

Thanks for your post.

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Re: AlprazoFan (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

YES!!!!! One 1mg XR from any company otherness than Arobindo gets rid of panic for up to 12-16 hours. This crap takes 3-4 MG and does NOTHING.

That's not anecdotal, that is just FACT for those of us who sadly have issues that are debilitating when not treated.

(STOP trying to look like an intellectual and READ the thousands of prescribed patients. Those ARE the test subjects.

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yes I am suffering the same. I'm glad I know it's not in my head. I tried to tell them this at the emergency room last night but they don't understand.

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Re: KS (# 5) Expand Referenced Message

agree I'm having bad side effects & they work half as long & half as good. what side effects are you having ? thank you. at the e.r. last night with severe withdrawal symptoms thank God no seizure no coma or worse.

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