Mylan 1mg Alprazolam

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I've read all around the internet and found that a majority of benzo patients find Mylan alprazolam to be inferior.

I take xanax for (sever)panic attacks related to alcohol withdrawal.

Here's my issue: I've taken Sandoz, Greenstone, and Dava (chronologically per availability) for over two years now. None of these generics could put a dent in my panic attacks unless I took upwards of around 4mgs. Just yesterday I had my doctor call in a script for 90 1mg and ran out of my previous script = xanax plus alcohol withdrwal.. I was asuming they'd be the green football davas but instead they were the round blue mylans.

Ironically, I took one (1mg) mylan and within 7 minutes (yes 7 minutes) all of my panic and anxiety had completely subsided. No other generic that i've tried has worked so efficiently.

I am by no means a fanboy for mylan nor am I trying to push them as the greatest thing ever. This has just been my personal experience.

I just wonder, after reading all the negative reviews about mylan, if they've changed the alprazalom content after what were surely to be many complaints.

Has anyone taken 1mg mylan alprazolam in the past month or two who can share with me their experience and/or opinion of its effectiveness? They other thread about is outdated and locked.

Hope to hear you input. Thanks.

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Mylan . . .

Actually, my pharmacy sort of switches between the Actavis and the Mylan brands of Alpraz and I never noticed any diff worth worrying about. I have anxiety over my health issue, cancer, and both calm me down within 10 minutes tops. the dosage strength is the same as yours, one mg. Perhaps we have similar metabolisms as regards alpraz, go figure. Hope all goes well with the alcohol thing, I couldn't tell by your post if you are stopping all together or coming off a binge. No judgement here, just sympathy for your pain and anxiety. I know that when I was a heavy drinker in my 20's, I'm 57 now, that I would get bad anxiety attacks with the hangover. I still have a beer now and then but the hard stuff now hits me too hard to enjoy and that's the only decent reason for drinking in the first place isn't it . . . to enjoy yourself? . . . Q

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Appreciate the feedback Quincy. Sorry to hear of your cancer. Hope all is going well with your treatment.

I'm 35 and have drank daily and heavily since my college days.. around 15 years. Eventually enough was enough as every morning I would have severe panic attacks (and the constant worry of having another all day every day). I agree the only decent reason for drinking in the first place is to enjoy yourself. But i'm an alcoholic so I can never stop at one drink. So I've stayed away from it (alcohol) for the most part for the past couple of years. I had been on an alcohol binge since I was out of my alprazalom. Self medication i guess. bad idea.. I know.

I guess like they say...  all generics affect people differently. The Mylans, in my opinion, work great for panic and anxiety with little to no other side effects. Maybe a little drowsiness. Just my opinion.

Best wishes and thanks again for your input! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

-Steve

 

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Thanks . . .

My Mom was an alcoholic and I was headed that way myself until I met my wonderful wife. She hardly ever drinks so I don't either. My Mom is amazed as it took AA for her to stop and she's been dry for 28 years now. I guess it's like they say, every metabolism is different and mine doesn't have the necessary makeup to become an alcoholic. I haven't been stumbling drunk for over 30 years now. '

Here's a little story for you, last Wed. I heard a knock on my door, it was my neighbor all covered in blood and drunk as they come. He had left his truck in drive when he got out to unlock his gate and as it was on a rearward slope the idle wasn't enough to keep it on the slope. The truck rolled backwards, the driver's door knocked him down and put a big gash in his forehead and also knocked him unconscious. When he came to, he thought that the best thing he could do was to crawl/walk to my front door for help. I'm glad he did as I cleaned his wounds, bandaged him and got him and his truck home. Now that's an alcoholic and he know's and freely admits it but he says he has no other life. AA will provide that life for you. My Mom tells me the best stories about her meetings, she's 80 and as she says, "still an alcoholic, taking it one day at a time." . . . Q

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i've tried AA

It's just not for me. Hate to say it but i'm not a religious person. At all. What works for some may work for others but AA and the 12 step program are not for me. Sure you can say the people in AA aren't a bunch of hardcore christians... but i've went to enough meetings to know that if you don't believe what they believe and take up their mottos... they basically ostracize you. I can abstain and heal on my own.

The AA folk can call me a dry drunk all they want. In my opinion the majority of them are nothing but hypocrites and zealots who think they know it all. No offense to your mother. I'm glad it works for her..  but it's just not for me. Having totalled 5 cars, been in and out of jail and ruined plenty of good relationships due to alcohol... I know all about bad experiences. Again something else they do in AA. They say "look here sonny boy this is what happened to me and it was way worse than anything that's ever happened to you" not having an inkling as to what i've been through. I've tried inpatient rehab twice and three halfway houses. I've been forced to go to hundreds of AA meetings were a bunch of old men with halitosis from drinking too much coffee shove "Their lord and saviour" down my throat 75 times an hour. Heck, half of them either still drink or are on narcotics anyway! Not judging.. just saying. None of that is for me.

Anyway, Since my experience with Mylan has been a good one in terms of dealing with panic/anxiety it makes me wonder what some other people's motives are when they "rate" them. As I had previously mentioned it seems that everyone thinks mylan xanax is the worst. I wonder if they're rating it by its anxiolytic and anti-convulsant benefits or if they're rating it by how "high" it gets them?

Personally, no xanax has ever made me feel "high". Low actually; tired and lethargic but, at least, calm. I don't even understand how people use the drug recreationally. I use it strictly to calm me down when having a panic attack or to quell my constant fear of having panic attacks and occasionally to help me sleep. To me, I guess, it's the lesser of three evils.

 

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Total agreement from me . . .

Believe me when I say that I agree with your perception of AA. Like you said, "I'm glad it helped my Mom." and that's about it for me and their 12 steps. I feel obligated to try and help someone in pain, like my neighbor, but I see that you are sorta like me in that these group talkathons leave me wanting a drink, lol, or seriously to just get the heck away from their hypocritical and superficial ideas of self superiority. I've been to enough of their meetings in my 20's, you can imagine what it was like 30 years ago. I can agree with your approach as well, lots of folks drink away their anxiety and then they are stuck with it for almost every occasion.

Anxiety disorder is a real thing, I've been RX'ed Xanax for over 15 years but your post is the first time that I have equated that that is pretty close to when I slowed waaay down on the booze. Everybody says that self medication is wrong but what is the diff between that and going to a psych. and telling him that you have anxiety issues, taking a test like the MMPI, and then walking out with a script for Xanax. None that I can see. I began taking Xanax when I began working in a retailing type of job, I was a professional picture framer and had to deal with the public which I had never done before. I was a constuction supervisor before that and was used to that sort of person to crew type of operation, not dealing with every Tom, Jane, and Harriet that, because they were customers, felt like they were my boss. Retail is not for everybody and it sure wasn't for me. My wife had me see her Psych, who is still my psych and the finest guy you could know, and he saw my problem right away. Within 2 weeks I could handle the counter, the work itself was a blast . . . Q

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Totally agree with both of you on all yu both said

 I have been on xanax 1m x3/day,for around 20 years, i also get the mylan. I have never had an issue with their xanax. It never makes me high either but never has it not helped my anxiety. I have tried AA when i was in my 20's (43 now) and i totally agreeit's great for some like my wife who is straight now for almost 8yrs and she now works in a facility that's like a halway house and she still attends a meeting(actually chairs it) every thursday and never misses it, but, it never helped me. I just had to figure out i was drinking my anxiety away and prefer to treat it with xanax, I still have a beer or two every now and then just because I love the taste and can drink one or two and stop,although my liver doctor insists I don't drink at al I sneak beer only once in awhile.(not really sneak just don't tell my doc. But, those meetings for me just made me want to drink like you Q. But whatever works for someone I will never put them down for it and i truly hope you make it PanicManic, I believe if someone sets their mind to it they can do most anything! Gooluck to you and keeps us posted!