The Menace of fake medicines is a threat to global healthcare According to the FDA, The U.S. drug supply is among the safest in the world. In the United States, we have federal and state laws that creates a “closed” drug distribution system to help ensure that the domestic drug supply is safe.
Counterfeit medicine is fake medicine and may be harmful to your health. However, incidence of counterfeit drugs in the U.S. is rare relative to the large number of prescription drugs used. FDA remains vigilant to protect the U.S. drug supply from counterfeits and other substandard drugs that often originate from outside our boarders.
FDA takes all reports of suspect counterfeits seriously and, in order to combat counterfeit medicines, is working with other agencies and the private sector to help protect the nation’s drug supply from the threat of counterfeits.
What is Xanax?
Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). It is thought that alprazolam works by enhancing the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders and anxiety caused by depression.
Xanax is also used to treat panic disorders with or without a fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment (agoraphobia).
Unfortunately, tolerance to Xanax develops quickly, requiring the user to take more of the drug to achieve the desired effects. Someone with a Xanax addiction may take up to 20 to 30 pills per day. If the user decides to stop taking 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.
It is dangerous to purchase Xanax on the Internet or outside the United States. The sale and distribution of medicines outside the U.S. does not comply with safe-use regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These medications such as the may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy. Public health experts have provided a list of clues on how to spot fake green xanax bars following this guidelines will prevent you from becoming the next victim of fake Xanax overdose .
Treatment for a Xanax overdose will depend on how much of the drug was taken and whether other drugs or alcohol were also taken. In the event of an overdose, medical providers may pump the stomach to remove as much of the unabsorbed Xanax as possible. Medications, such as flumazenil, may also be administered as an antidote. Doctors may insert an IV to provide necessary fluids. It is important for anyone suffering from an overdose to be honest with the emergency medical personnel about exactly what substances were taken and how much.
It should be noted Xanax is a federal controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Xanax may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your healthcare provider if you have abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
Overcoming an addiction to Xanax isn’t easy, but people do it everyday. Medical detox and a treatment program can give someone addicted to Xanax their best chance at achieving sobriety. Talk with a treatment provider today for help finding a Xanax addiction treatment program.