Xanax, also known by its generic name alprazolam, is not only one of the most popular prescription medications in America, but also one of the most abused drugs. Belonging to the benzodiazepine class of drugs, alprazolam is prescribed to people suffering from anxiety and panic disorders. The problem, however, is that because of its sedating and calming effects, many people use Xanax as a recreational drug. As benzodiazepines are highly addictive, many alprazolam users find themselves getting addicted to the drug.
Because of the rising cases of Xanax abuse, many people find it difficult to get prescribed Xanax from doctors. Many doctors prescribe other medicines instead that are less addictive. Some people who are already struggling with Xanax addiction end up looking for Xanax alternatives from illicit sources. Some alternatives include the generic version of Xanax (alprazolam), yellow Xanax (also known as school bus Xanax), and liquid Xanax.
When it comes to liquid Xanax, there are different understandings about what this drug is exactly. Is there really a liquid version of Xanax? Or is this a made-up name for a street drug that delivers the same effects? In this article, we will talk about liquid Xanax to give you a better idea about this drug. We will also discuss the dangers of using liquid Xanax and why you should think twice about abusing it.
1. There is a liquid version of alprazolam in the form of oral drops solution.
Many people are familiar with Xanax tablets and Xanax bars, but not a lot have seen the liquid version of the drug. That’s probably the reason why it’s intriguing to hear about this drug formulation. So is there really a liquid Xanax prescribed by doctors? The answer is YES. However, Pfizer does not list Xanax oral drops on its U.S website with only tablets listed for sale in the country. There is a XANAX oral drops solution from Pfizer but it is only available in some countries in Europe like Italy. A similar medication that can be found in the United States is called Alprazolam Intensol™ Oral Solution Concentrate by Hikma Pharmaceuticals.
Just like the tablet version, the alprazolam oral solution is used to address anxiety and panic disorders. The dosage will depend on how much the doctor has prescribed for the patient to use. In terms of strength, the mg equivalent per ml is dependent on the product. For the Xanax oral solution, every 1 ml is equivalent to .75 mg. While for Alprazolam Intensol Oral Solution, 1ml is equivalent to 1 mg of alprazolam.
2. Liquid alprazolam can be mixed with food or drinks for ease of administration.
Liquid alprazolam can be mixed with drinks or semi-solid food like jelly, custards, or puddings. This makes it easier to take the drug. Even when mixed with food or drinks, liquid alprazolam will still take effect. It is, however, very important to carefully measure the drug to ensure that it is not more than the prescribed dose.
3. Liquid Xanax has street versions, which may not contain alprazolam.
As Xanax is becoming harder to get, many street drug sellers are selling versions of the drug. In Wisconsin, one drug that was being marketed as liquid Xanax was found to not contain alprazolam. Instead, it contained another benzodiazepine named Etizolam that is also being used for its relaxing effects. Aside from being called liquid Xanax, this drug is also known as Ettize, liquid bliss, and CD cleaner. Etizolam is legal for research use in the U.S. but it does not have any authorized medical uses and is illegal for recreational use.
It is very important to avoid buying alprazolam from the streets because you are not really sure what you’re getting. You might think that you’re buying Xanax but in reality, the drugs may not contain benzodiazepines at all. Some fake Xanax products contain fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid that can cause an overdose.
4. Some essential oil blends are also being marketed as liquid Xanax.
If you search for liquid Xanax online, you’ll also find people selling or providing recipes for essential oil blends. These are supposedly natural alternatives to Xanax that also provide relaxing and calming effects. It is important to understand, however, that these essential oil blends are NOT the same as the medication alprazolam.
Since they are essential oils, they are often used for aromatherapy purposes and not for ingestion. The only reason they are being marketed as liquid Xanax is that they are said to deliver calming effects.
5. Liquid alprazolam has a high risk for overdose.
Because liquid alprazolam can be mixed in food and drink, there is a high risk of overdose on the drug. Unlike tablets or bars that need to be swallowed, adding a whole 20 or 30 ml bottle of liquid alprazolam to a drink makes it easier to consume. Alprazolam overdose is dangerous. It could lead to extreme sedation, coma, and even death.
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