Difference Between Alprazolam And Xanax

Alprazolam is the generic version of Xanax. The Alprazolam tablets come under the brand name of Xanax. Xanax pills contain 0.25 milligram to 2 milligrams of Alprazolam.

Alprazolam and Xanax both have the same effectiveness, potency, ingredients, and even side effects. Generic and branded drugs are often similar in nature and composition. The only apparent dissimilarity between Alprazolam and Xanax is in the appearance and packaging of the pills.

Users report that there is no difference between the speed of effectiveness or safety between the Alprazolam and Xanax. The significant difference lies in the differentiation of prices of both the drugs. The generic medicines are cheaper alternatives to the branded ones.

The primary differences between Xanax and Alprazolam can be:

Types –

Alprazolam does not come in many types as it is a generic medication. A most common form of Alprazolam are:

Regular release Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODTs):

  • 0.25mg,
  • 0.5mg,
  • 1mg, and
  • 2mg.

Extended-release tablets:

  • 0.5mg,
  • 1mg,
  • 2mg, and
  • 3mg.

Oral Solutions:

  • 5mg per 5ml, and
  • 1mg per 10ml.

Xanax comes in many different types, classified according to the shapes, size, and color of the pills. The most common types of Xanax are:

White Xanax:

Round, rectangle, oval, and triangle tablets come in a strength ranging from 0.25mg to    2mg.

Yellow Xanax:

Oval and rectangle tablets come in the strength of 1mg and 2 mg.

Green Xanax:

Oval, rectangle, and triangle come in the strength of 2mg and 3mg.

Blue Xanax:

Round and oval come in the strength of 1mg and 2mg.

Peach or Orange Xanax:

Oval tablets come in a strength of 0.5mg.

Pink Xanax:

Oval tablets come in a strength of 0.5mg.

Street Names –

The common street name of Alprazolam is:

  • Zanbars
  • Upjohn
  • Benzos
  • Bricks

The common street name of Xanax bars are:

  • Xannies
  • School bus
  • Bicycle parts
  • Handlebars
  • Totem poles
  • Yellow boys
  • White boys
  • White girls
  • Footballs
  • Planks
  • Z-bars
  • Xanbars

Price (Approx) –

The regular prices of Alprazolam pills are:

Type Strength Price* Quantity
Oral Concentrate 1mg/ml $86.44 30 milliliters
Oral Tablet 0.25mg $10.63 5 tablets.
0.5mg $10.94 6 tablets.
1mg $11.04 6 tablets.
2mg $17.80 30 tablets.
Oral Tablet, Disintegrating 0.25mg $91.95 100 tablets, disintegrating.
0.5mg $141.83 100 tablets, disintegrating.
1mg $186.05 100 tablets, disintegrating.
2mg $309.70 100 tablets, disintegrating.
Oral Tablet, Extended Release 0.5mg $78.77 60 tablets, extended-release.
1mg $121.78 60 tablets, extended-release.
2mg $158.53 60 tablets, extended-release.
3mg $233.05 60 tablets, extended-release.

The standard prices of Xanax pills are:

Type Strength Price* Quantity
Oral Tablets 0.25mg $448.07 100 tablets.
0.5mg $555.87 100 tablets.
1mg $738.54 100 tablets.
2mg $1,249.06 100 tablets.