Tramadol is a strong painkiller. It's used to treat moderate to severe pain, for example after an operation or a serious injury. It's also used to treat long-standing pain when weaker painkillers no longer work.
It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic alprazolam is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest Good Rx price for the most common version of generic Xanax is around $6.30, 64% off the average retail price of $17.93.Xanax “bars” are 2 mg rectangular tablets of alprazolam, a benzodiazepine drug. When marketed under the Xanax brand name, these tablets are white. There are many generic 2 mg alprazolam pills that come in other colors, such as green or yellow.
Adults—At first, 0.5 milligram (mg) 3 times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 10 mg per day.
Older adults—At first, 0.25 mg 2 or 3 times a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor. Drugs are chemicals that affect the body and brain. Different drugs can have different effects. Some effects of drugs include health consequences that are long-lasting and permanent. They can even continue after a person has stopped taking the substance.
There are a few ways a person can take drugs, including injection, inhalation and ingestion. The effects of the drug on the body can depend on how the drug is delivered. For example, the injection of drugs directly into the bloodstream has an immediate impact, while ingestion has a delayed effect. But all misused drugs affect the brain. They cause large amounts of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate our emotions, motivation and feelings of pleasure, to flood the brain and produce a “high.” Eventually, drugs can change how the brain works and interfere with a person’s ability to make choices, leading to intense cravings and compulsive drug use. Over time, this behavior can turn into a substance dependency, or drug addiction.
Today, more than 7 million people suffer from an illicit drug disorder, and one in four deaths results from illicit drug use. In fact, more deaths, illnesses and disabilities are associated with drug abuse than any other preventable health condition. People suffering from drug and alcohol addiction also have a higher risk of unintentional injuries, accidents and domestic violence incidents.
The good news is: Substance use disorders are treatable.