Sandoz USA alprazolam 2mg

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gaucho
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My question is this: I came across the photo of the above Sandoz 2mg alprazolam bar with 'GG 249' embossed HORIZONTALLY, yet I first was sent some of this generic alp way back around 2002, and occasionally since then as well (the quality and potency of the make, incidentally, is very poor indeed, and I suspect that they simply wouod not be acceptable to European consumers - yet I read that this is the most-dispensed alprazolam Iin the USA!), and the imprint has ALWAYS been as in the other photo, ie VERTICAL.
 
Are the strange ones which read across the bar rather than downwards actually REAL or are they some sort of counterfeits?
Has anybody been dispensed those? Or are they so old that somebody who first saw the American Sandoz generic 15 years ago is unlikely to have ever seen the horizontally-embossed form of tablet?
 
 
 
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The images I used were, unusually, not taken by myself (Sandoz USA alprazolam being of far too low quality for me to ever have any reason to have it in my possession - only XANAX and GREENSTONE generic are up to the expectations of European alprazolam users; I have had no others - well, Qualitest V2090 weren't TOO bad - which I found acceptable in the least, and Mylan 'A4' must qualify as the worst on the planet, even poorer than some I have tested which originated in Pakistan!

Both images are courtesy Cerner Multum.

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vertical is correct

the tablets where the debossing reads vertically are the correct ones. (i.e. the tabs in the lower photo have the correct debossing orientation)
I am trying to find our why pictures of both vertically and horizontially debossed tablets appear on "reputable" websites.

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Horizontally embossed, XANAX shape and scored 2mg alp Sandoz USA

Thought as much.

Have these been seen in pharmacies? ERIMIN 5mg dispensed by reputable pharmacies in Singapore have been found to contain not nimetazepam, but a combination of around 40mg diazepam and 20mg nitrazepam - then again, the counterfeits have, like the DAVA US alprazolam fakes I have contributed to the site, an almost perfect, identical imprint to real '028's, and whereas the Dava alps are quite obviously the wrong shade of green and much thinner than real Davas, these fake Erimin being (apart from 'street' pills which are poorly embossed) perfect as I said and also precisely the right shade of pink.

I have to say though, that I feel sorry for Americans on alprazolam whose insurance can't get them branded XANAX or GREENSTONE G3722 - which are exactly the same tablet but just with different imprint and lower prrice tag; the quality, as I wrote elsewhere, of USA-made generic alprazolam is DIRE, about as good as Pakistani pills, which I for one wouod never waste money buying! Any US citizens being orescribed alps on a trip to Europe who do NOT regularly use the patent proprietary brand (or its Greenstone form, made on the same production line and with exactly the same amount or %-age of all ingredients, API & excipients must be in one ???$* of a state when first taking Pfizer Europe's 'U94' XANAX/XANOR/TAFIL or the incredibly strong Egis 1mg FRONTIN if they are accustomed to US generics! I'd be prepared to bet that for the first week they feel as if they have taken four or five US-made generics, and those Sandoz 'GG249's are amongst the poorest I have tried. Yet remain the most-dispensed of all alprazolam in that country!

What I would love to try, having heard that they are much better than those with worldwide markings, are Roche's diazepam and clonazepam with the 'V' & 'K' cut out of the centre of the pills, representing brands VALIUM & the US name for Rivotril, KLONOPIN. Is this in fact true, and can they be bought from online pharmacies, or do they only sell the usual 'ROCHE 10' & 'ROCHE •2•' imprints? Not that I have found any US pharmacy that ships outwith the States...