All generic forms of Xanax have gone through thorough testing to ensure that they are equivalent to the brand-name medication. Generic Xanax tablets, which are manufactured by numerous drug companies, are available in four different strengths (0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg).
Xanax® (alprazolam) is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. It is part of a group of medications known as benzodiazepines.
Brand-name Xanax is made by Pfizer, Inc. However, it has come off patent and is available as a generic.
StrengthsGeneric Xanax tablets are available in four strengths:
- Alprazolam 0.25 mg
- Alprazolam 0.5 mg
- Alprazolam 1 mg
- Alprazolam 2 mg.
Generic versions of Xanax are made by the following companies:
- Actavis Elizabeth
- Apotheca, Inc.
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Sandoz Pharmaceuticals.
Many people wonder whether generic alprazolam is as good as brand-name Xanax. All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and then assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic alprazolam versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Xanax.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than their brand-name versions. These inactive ingredients might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.