Purepac Xanax Causes Nausea!

Updated
Darlin Says:

I've used xanax off and on for years. Recently I was given a RX for the 2mg bars (less expensive). I took less than 1/8 of one and it made me so nauseous, awful. Anyone else experience this? Had it filled at Woemart.

20 Replies

Earliest Newest Votes
1
EDDY Says:

Never heard of a purple bar, had purple footballs. Perhaps you are allergic to the color purple?

Was this helpful? 0
2
TJ Says:

Your doc instructed you to take 1/8 of a 2mg xanax? That's odd. Why not prescribe .25 or .5? Perhaps something else made you nauseous. I have not seen purple 2mg bars either.

Was this helpful? 0
3
Roy Says:

Darlin, sorry to hear about your reaction to the med. Do you happen to know who manufactured the pills were getting filled before? Even a color / shape / marking might help to verify as well. I've seen situations where even the same generic drug from different companies acts differently for some people.

Was this helpful? 0
4
Darlin Says:

It was a.yellow bar, manufactured by Purepac. I have used the white round ones and the white bars, even green bars. Not yellow. Happened again this morning after taking a very small bit of one-nausea.

Was this helpful? 0
5
Darlin Says:

My doc instructed me to take 1/4 a pill 2 times a day. I don't always need that much.
It's not purple, rather manufactured by Purepac. It's yellow.

Was this helpful? 0
6
EDDY Says:

Most Doctors try to give their patients the appropriate sized dose, not to be cut up in 8 ways. I never saw a bar for the first 22 years of taking Xanax. I haven't seen a Purple bar either, not to say they are not available?

Was this helpful? 0
7
Darlin Says:

Please, please, please...NOT PURPLE.
Please reread-NOT PURPLE.
It reads, P-U-R-E-P-A-C...not purple.
(Say "Pure-pack")
The whole point of the post is to ask whether the yellow one made you nauseous. That's all.
I have yellow bars bc I asked him for them, again; less expensive. I didn't want .5's.
Ok, Hun?

Was this helpful? 0
8
EDDY Says:

Oh, yeah it helps to read right. I was attacked by a semi truck 16 months ago, never the same since? I have a lot of Purepac Bars and never had a problem with them but never yellow bars, my Purepac bars are White

Was this helpful? 1
9
EDDY Says:

Me again! Many people don't care for Purepac, I have such a vast varied collection I don't have a least favorite at this point, but what is the Pill # on your Xanax? Again sorry!

Was this helpful? 1
10
Wendy Says:

Are you talking about the R039 yellow xanax?

Was this helpful? 0
11
Darlin Says:

Yes, that is the one. Yellow bar, r 039. Has it caused you to feel nauseous as well?

Was this helpful? 0
12
Roy Says:

Hi Darlin, I just wanted to add that I confirmed the R039 are the 2mg Xanax now manufactured by Actavis (formerly purepac).

While I have not personally taken them, I wonder if the way they manufacture these ones (such as inactive ingredients or variance in formula) could be causing the nausea in your case?

Here is what I am seeing from the manufacturer's insert:

(1) Nausea is in fact listed as a possible adverse effect, though it is less common.

(2) The inactive ingredients are listed as: "colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, docusate sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium benzoate. The 0.5 mg tablet also contains FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake (sunset yellow lake) ... The 2 mg tablet also contains D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake." [1]

Do you happen to remember which ones you were taking before? Has your dose been recently increased to 2mg, or have you been taking that amount for awhile now? Maybe you can ask your pharmacy to fill your script from a different generic manufacturer to see if you still experience the nausea? Hope this helps! If you don't mind, I'd be interested to know more about your history taking Alprazolam (dosage and manufacturer of previous scripts), so can you please let me know? Best wishes by the way!

Source: [1] http:/­/­pi.actavis.com/­data_stream.asp?product_group=1773&p=pi&language=E

Was this helpful? 1
13
SensitiveGal Says:

I've been on Xanax/Alprazolam since 2001 or before that. .5mg 3x daily as needed. I got purepac a long time ago and had to switch pharmacies cause that's all they carried. Had bad side effects. Thought it was the filler, that I might be allergic. After a long time I forgot the bad reaction, extra anxiety, nausea, depression, scary suicidal thoughts, weird thoughts all bad, paranoia, sweats, felt like something was biting my skin. So I got my Rx filled at a closer pharmacy, whole fart. Also Sam's club only carries purepac/actavis? I can transfer my refills to my local where I got it before. They carry Green-something. Big problem is I still have 1/2 bottle left. So waiting on my doctor to call. Doing research today realized it may be due to withdrawal symptoms and not the fillers. Don't know. Allergic or withdrawal? Symptoms are the same. BTW I'm in my late 50's.

Was this helpful? 0
14
EDDY Says:

My Green Bars are from Dava although I have many other brands including the Purepac 1 mg pills. Nothing wrong with having a preference but don't stop them until you find a better brand. Withdrawal can be so horrible.

Was this helpful? 0
15
Darlin Says:

Just me, but I would not stop taking med like this abruptly. I've used xanax a long time, as well. Hard to stop; if you're on .5 x 3 a day as needed, should be okay. Of course, if you're having unusual thoughts, esp if you think about wanting to hurt yourself or someone else, please call someone you trust ASAP. Call your Dr. or 911- give someone a chance to know what's going on. People want to help, but you have to say so. Just say what's on your mind. This will pass, please hang in there!

Was this helpful? 0
16
Hopiz Says:

I don't like Purepac 1mg 2 a day they don't work well at all they are round with the letter R on one side and the other side 031. Oh and they are blue.

Was this helpful? 0
17
EDDY Says:

Well, Right Aid seems to and I have a bunch of them. They work like designed

Was this helpful? 0
18
ALT00 Says:

Just got these R|0|3|9 yellow "bars" in 2017. I am having TERRIBLE and scary reactions. They are not taking away any withdrawal, I feel like my eyes are dilated, I am nauseous, and feel like I am incredibly sick..... Like how I used to get sick as a child and feel it throughout my entire body. Add onto that an extremely upset state of mind from these, weird skin feelings, weak body, and the 'I'm about to have a panic attack or cry feeling. I have no real Alprazolam feeling, and I feel terrible because I am pregnant, and the doctors insist to keep me on my Xanax because it would have been very dangerous to the baby to even attempt to wean me after how long I have been taking them. Can honestly say I have NEVER had an experience like this before. I feel super "chemicalized" for lack of a real word to describe how I am feeling. Since I am pregnant I am contemplating the hospital at this point, but I know they probably cannot do anything for me. I am terrified of going into withdrawal and risking the health of my baby, though. I am in a really tough place and cannot believe these are on the market again with common experiences such as mine.

Was this helpful? 0
19
Pharma Sage Says:

Re: EDDY (# 14) Expand Referenced Message

I don't think the post refers to the color green but the brand the pharmacy carries "green something" so must be the manufacturer. Greenstone is the probably what was filled.

Was this helpful? 0
20
Pharma Sage Says:

Re: ALT00 (# 18) Expand Referenced Message

I am not trying to be judgemental at all and I realize this thread is over 4 years old, but just in case you happen to read it, I felt I should share some info and also if u do read this let me know how you and the child are. First off, and you may know this now but about 6 years ago we started seeing counterfeits that looked perfectly legitimate because with just few pics and a 3d printer you can make a perfect mold of any pill. The dies are public info and pill presses are everywhere.

So people started making counterfeit Xanax as well as other high value pills. Mostly only 2mg were pressed because they can charge the most for those. I'm not saying you were buying your meds illegally. But sometimes people run out of their script early or a doc tries to taper down too fast, so people with legitimate scripts and conditions supplement from illegal sources sometimes. Also perhaps someone living with you bought some of their own and you took those by accident. But it doesn't matter - what you described sounded just like what happens when people take bad tablets.

Often people throw in a little dim, benadryl, an antidepressant they have mix it up so people feel something. Many counterfeits have nothing but filler. But I wanted to say that it sounds like u got some bad Xanax. I also am curious if you had figured out that possibility over the years. Or if u went to a Dr and found out something else. I study pharmacology also pharmacokinetics, neurology and dependence, also addiction but dependence is more common. The knowledge is more useful also. So while this is an old thread u may never see my reply but if u do and u respond it actually helps that time has passed because both of us have had more time to pick up new information. And it is good for my anecdotal case writings. I write a lot of the cases I run into up into essays, journal entries and even write actual case studies up but only certain things can be called "case study" in scientific/medical terms.

Was this helpful? 0

More Discussions:

Purepac Xanax P 039 different sizes

I have two pills with the same P 039 imprints. They identify as purepac 2mg. Alprozam. What I can't figure out is wh...

1 REPLY
follihair causes Nausea

Follihair causes me Vomiting ans Nausea. I am using this tablet because i have severe hairfall. What could be the reason...

1 REPLY
Generic Xanax Green bars P (purepac) 039 Fake?

Need help on possibly fake xanax bars, they are exact duplicates of the yellow P 039 but they are light green in color. ...

5 REPLIES
taking fentanyl but it causes nausea

I am taking fentanyl 100mg for chronic pain. It is working great for pain, but I am having severe nausea. How to solve p...

1 REPLY
Taking more Chantix but causes nausea

I been taking it for about 6 weeks now every day. I cut back on smoking to less than a pk a day but still not kicking it...

1 REPLY
Teva Changes Formula of Actavis/Purepac Generic 2mg Xanax

Now I will preface this post by saying that this is IMO, and not based on any actual testing, but my own empirical data ...

2 REPLIES
nausea from xanax withdrawal

Can someone please tell me how to get rid of the nausea from xanax withdrawal? Is there something I can take or do? Than...

6 REPLIES
Purepac Alprazolam

American generics in general have a pretty poor reputation in the rest of the world, and are priced higher than brands i...

4 REPLIES
purepac actavis

I'm wondering what kind of pill I have ? Its a small white round pill with the purepac logo on it with 714 next to t...

1 REPLY
Purepac Logo

Pill is a narrow elongated yellow pill with Purepac Logo and number 039 on one side and 3 notches equally spaced on the ...

1 REPLY