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Re: Help with anxiety/benzos -- Xanax XR Squiggles

Posted by Snowie on October 15, 2004, at 12:41:15

In reply to Re: Help with anxiety/benzos -- Xanax XR, posted by Squiggles on October 15, 2004, at 11:52:02

I don't think regular Xanax will be replaced by the XR since, if nothing else, they do act differently. Also, Xanax XR has been available in certain parts of Europe for many years prior to the States obtaining FDA approval, but to my knowledge it hasn't replaced regular Xanax in Europe.

Snowie

> > I suspect that you are right. If you have a panic attack and need relief very quickly, regular Xanax would probably be your best med. Luckily, I don't have that problem. I can't imagine that they would ever replace what is now a relatively inexpensive generic with an expensive, name brand XR.
> >
> > Snowie
>
>
> If it is replaced, then some other fast acting
> Xanax will probably be available. I recall
> a similar thing happening with MIDOL - where
> it used to be just one brand, and then about 3
> or 4 variations came out; i checked the ingredients and found a difference only in
> dose of the ingredients.
>
> It seems to me that this diversity may be
> driven by economic need. I won't say they
> are just greedy, as it is possible the money
> is being put to better use from providing some
> minor improvements to the wealthy consumer.
> For example, for research or needy countries.
>
> I hope so.
>
> Squiggles


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