What are Fake Xanax Bars and How Can You Identify Them?

Fake Xanax pills and their fearutes.

Drugs purchased on the street can be very dangerous. This is largely because purity and quality cannot be determined. After all, illegal drug dealers are usually not the most reliable people. One street drug that is being sold right not is fake Xanax. Counterfeit Xanax is very dangerous and is causing a lot of overdoses. Here is a closer look at fake Xanax bars and why if you are going to use Xanax, fake alternatives should never be an option.

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What Is Counterfeit Xanax?

Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is a prescription drug which is most commonly used to treat anxiety. Doctors prescribe the drug when they believe that a patient can benefit from it. When Alprazolam is used correctly, it is relatively safe. However, fake Xanax is not safe at all. Moreover, it has been manufactured to seem similar to the original. People buy fake yellow Xanax Bars, fake green Xanax bars, fake white Xanax bars, and other types of fake Alprazolam on the street because it can be easier and cheaper to obtain.

The reason why fake Alprazolam is so dangerous is that it often contains an ingredient called Fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opioid which is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. So, when people take fake Alprazolam laced with Fentanyl, it can cause overdoses easily. There are many types of fake Xanax bars including fake Xanax bars g3722, fake Xanax bars gg249, fake Xanax 2mg, and r039 Xanax fake.

Signs of taking a fake counterfeit Alprazolam bar include:

  • Woman overdosing from counterfeit Xanax pillsLimp body
  • Labored, shallow, or difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Lips, fingers, or face turning blue
  • Clammy skin
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Convulsions
  • Death rattle (labored exhale that may resemble snoring)

The Effects and the Dangers of Fentanyl Use

Fentanyl is a hazardous opioid drug. As little as two milligrams is a lethal dose for the average person. People who use Fentanyl can experience all of the following issues:

  • Fatal overdose
  • Respiratory depression
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Coma
  • Unconsciousness
  • Convulsions
  • Vomiting
Fentanyl use deaths are widespread because the drug is so powerful and is so frequently used to lace street drugs. This is why fake Xanax dangers are genuine. Fake Xanax effects do not always include death, but they frequently do. Counterfeit Xanax bars cause other side effects too that can result in permanent damage. Essentially, Fentanyl is an incredibly dangerous drug, and the fact that it is used in fake Alprazolam bars makes fake Alprazolam extremely dangerous as well. Fake Alprazolam should be avoided to prevent serious injury or death.

How to Avoid the Fake Xanax Bar?

A drug deal occurring on the street.

The best and most obvious way to avoid fake Xanax bars is only to take Xanax that has been prescribed by a physician, and that is purchased from a licensed pharmacy. If you buy anything on the street that is claimed to be Alprazolam, it could easily be a fake Xanax bar. This means that there is a perfect chance that it could be laced with Fentanyl and could potentially kill you.

There is no way to know with one hundred percent certainty that a drug bought on the street is real. So, when it comes to trying to purchase real vs. fake Xanax, the only way to do this is never buying drugs on the street. Even if you buy Alprazolam with a prescription, however, you can still develop a dangerous addiction. So, the best route to take is to avoid Xanax altogether if possible.

Final Thoughts

Many people buy Xanax on the street because it is inexpensive and it is a quick high effect. However, knockoff street drugs which are manufactured in secret and illicit labs can easily result in death. Anyone who wants to avoid being killed by a drug overdose should avoid taking fake Alprazolam, or anything that resembles it whatsoever. Street drugs can never be trusted, and they always come with high risks.

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If you believe that you have accidentally taken a fake Xanax bar, then you should call 911 immediately. It is possible that your life is in danger. If you would like to receive treatment for fake Alprazolam bar addiction, then call (888)-459-5511 to speak to one of our professional representatives.

What are Fake Xanax Bars and How Can You Identify Them?

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  • They are coming straight from the pharmacy fake. My wife gets prescription Xanax she got her script filled and about 2 to 3 days later she was in withdraw. She took a drug test and there was no Xanax in her system. Just because a doctor prescribed them don’t mean they are real. Just because you got them filled at a pharmacy don’t mean they are real.

    • Contact an attorney immediately and take the Pharmacist to the cleaners. Unless…well, Were you actually there with her while she was at the Pharmacy getting her RX filled or did she bring it home and tell you that’s where she got them? Secondly, did you literally watch her consume what came from the RX bottle or she only told you what she had taken and when? -Not trying to be a jerk, sorry, many variables change the cause and result in vary different effects in conclusion. It’s more often than not when you trust someone close to you, it’s hard to imagine the extent of coverups and how far they’d go to hide their addictions from you, bc they’re afraid of your judgement and consiquences if their truths be told. If circumstances seem like it’s totally crazy to actually be happening… It most likely is. Unless her Pharmacist is an illegal alien and is buying his stock from the Cartels, the chance that a legit business run by a Professional person who wants to keep their licenses and life, THAT would NOT happen. At least not in any country I’ve visited or worked in… So DO look at the Bigger Picture and Question everyone involved that does not have a University Degree to handle Medicines. -this is coming from someone who has multiple degrees and a decade invested in Patient Sociology and Medicine. I’ve seen and heard enough to know when a Story isn’t entirely truthful. Good Luck.

      • That is absolutely 100% without a doubt the most honest n well thought out answer .. and frankly the only way that could have happened!! Well stated !!

      • well said. best answer

      • This is a GREAT reply. Well said. I am a recovering addict and you are 110% right. There is NO WAY she got a fake script of xanax from a legitimate pharmacy. I suggest you tell your wife that you want to sue that pharmacy for what she is claiming they did, and if she flat out refuses to go through with it, tries to make excuses as to why they gave her fake ones or tries to talk you out of suing them, then she isn’t being truthful and definitely didn’t get them from a pharmacy. I can say these things because I have lived it. We will go to extreme lengths to hide our addiction and lies. Good luck, Will. I wish you the best.

    • That is so true I was in the military I’ve been on them for over 14 years and now nothing I have panic attacks with drawers I freaked out at work I tried to tell my doctor but then they say it’s in my head so I went to a different phone ceutical company I went to Walgreens and they have the green ones and they work way better and also the round ones work way better because I’m on a 2mg all

    • Hey the guy who responded to ur message has a good point BUT I have heard on the news the exact thing that happened to ur wife does indeed happen. Prof people do bad things too as well any one of the techs working. I also don’t doubt ur story because a somewhat similar incident happened to me. Good luck figuring it all out

      • Thank you for saying this. Frankly the fact that 2 people up there are willing to not give his wife the benefit of the doubt is a big reason why people still need help or never get help. If all you do is treat people like liars and junkies, it is no wonder they hide themselves. I can understand families, but not doctors. They need to start doing more listening. That doesn’t mean prescribe by any means, it just means HELP. That’s what you’re there for, not to play jury.
        If more doctors did this, I would have more loved ones alive.

        • Absolutely i have seen dr.s do some bad things to people. Sick old people cut them off their meds without a wean when it has resulted in dangerous consequences. Then i wasn’t able to help my client any help with a lawsuit after she was in and out of the icu for 2 years until we got her stable at only 60. I have lost faith in Dr.s after witnessing this mess. I understand the was a need for tighter rules but they dont take them away from older patients who have been taking them longer than the doctors who “don’t prescribe those medicine’s” have been practicing. It is not the patients fault because they are no longer the normal drug used for anxiety like they were in the 80s when they began taking them. It’s a difficult and sad road to travel with anxiety these days you’re either threated like a lab rat or a drug seeker. I am a personal care assistant and not sure how they mistake my patient a frail lady on oxygen with walker as a drug seeker. The sad state of the world is they blame all for the few. If they didnt hand them out so readily before the restrictions were in place there would not be people trying to purchase them from the street instead of having a siezure because they were taken away incorrectly. There has to be a middle ground someplace those grandfathered in like my client.

    • If they come from a reputable pharmacy then they’re not fake. Sounds like you filled the script at a mom and pop pharmacy. Fill ur script at a well known pharmacy, one that you can sue and get paid if you get a fake script filled.

    • Bro your wife is lying to you. She’s doing dope or selling hee zans.

    • False. Even if her new script had no Xanax the Xanax in her system would take 2 weeks minimum to leave her system.

      • Not true it takes no more them 4 days

      • Umm sorry Brianna but Xanax absolutely will never take 2 weeks to get out of your system. Xanax will be out of your system usually within 3 days 5 days absolute tops. And as far as getting a fake script at a reputable pharmacy is highly unlikely but let’s not go as far as to say impossible. We do not know who works there, there are omertà If pharmacists that are addicted themselves steal pills and replace them with fakes. Just because they have degrees does no make them angels.

  • I am prescribed 1mg Xanax 3x per day. I ran out 2 days early and got 2 green bars; the S 903; and they have different taste than most other legit Xanax I have had. They are bitter and look dead on like a real S903, but I didn’t notice decrease in my anxiety, and that strange taste has me wondering. If they are fakes, someone did a good job. Consistent color throughout the tablet, slightly shiny coating. But powdery and taste takes a few seconds to notice, which is a slightly different taste than any other Alprazolam I have had, and at 50 years old with 27 years of daily use, I have tried them all. If anyone can offer any info that could correctly ID these S903’s, I would greatly appreciate it. I don’t want the person who gave me the pills to get into a mess with people he may sell them to. He would not knowingly sell fakes. Thanks, nomad♪

    • What if the white bars taste like xanax but are a little bit harder to bite than normal

    • I just got the same ones your describing. Green all the way through, I ran out as well, I always do a week early and I believe they are totally fake. But I don’t think they have fetannyl in them either as this article states, bc I was messed up. It was like I took a sugar pill. I ended up taking another one and still nothing. I know they are fake bc I called a different friend that had then and got a few I took one and was totally fine and felt much better immediately. I’m mad bc I got 30 of the fake ones.

    • All Xanax (alprazolam) have a slightly different taste,depends on the company,mg,ingredients differ from each brand and mg of pill,I’m only 23 but have been taking them a lot since I was 14 so I’ve tried almost every brand and mg in Xanax (alprazolam) there all a little different tasting and effectiveness is different.

  • The ONLY way to yell real vs fake re: xanax bars is the taste. That bitter, grapefruit ish taste. I’ve been prescribed 4 bars a day for 21 years and I know the taste well. Lick them bite them whatever you have to do before you buy and consume. Stay safe i almost died off a fake bar 12 years ago. Also if theyre super thick.. sometimes you can tell just by looking. Stay safe!

    • so if they have no taste they are fake? I recently came into some white Xanax bars with the Xanax on the front and a 2 on the back. They legit look like the 2mg bars to a tee. I mean identical and I have basically all but micrscoped them. The only thing makes me wonder is the chalky taste and the way it melts so quickly. I do feel mellowed afterwards though. Please help.


      • It’s easy for street dealers to press fake xanax bars that can look real. One way and this just one of many to tell is by the taste. If they have a bitter taste they have a better chance of being real but not a guarantee.If get bars that have a chalky taste to them and not a bitter taste, those are definitely fake and are the ones the can easily be pressed to be counterfeit.

  • I too am having trouble getting the right Green S 90 3’s. I have 3 light green ones, two that are not to light in color and three DARK green ones. All from the streets but I need them and my insurance will not cover. long story. I do not take them daily I take them when I really need them. But instead of just throwing all these away I would like to know which ones are real and which ones are fake plz.

    • Dark ones are real if the in grave is deeper then then light ones

      • The fake green ones always have color that is pure. In other words they use one color green to make them. The real ones have 2 colors mixed to get the green color. Also the press of the numbers on one side looks like it was pressed when the bar was soft. So there is kind of a deeper press and some overflow around the edges. Lastly, take a flashlight or your phone flashlight and look at the flat side. You should see a slight shine on the flat side. Fake ones never have this. This comes from the pressure of the press. One mort thing. Not one manufacturer makes a gritty pill. They are always smooth bitter and if you have been taking them for years like I have you know within 3 seconds if the taste is right. If i could attach pictures I have fake and real side by side close up. My best friend is a dea agent and shows me all the fake stuff out there and it will blow your mind. No pharmaceutical bought illicitly is safe. If you have no choice because you ran out of your script early, find someone who gets the same script and just tought it out with half dose til appt. p g z e 766 at g. L

    • Chances are that your seller didn’t know what he was getting

    • Look at the S. It should be little bigger than the 3 .. If they are the same size they are fake.

  • I don’t understand why someone would put fentanyl into making a xanax bar.? I always thought fentanyl was a very strong expensive drug. I don’t know much about fentanyl and dont buy or do xanax. But I have read that people have laced other products to. And just thought why if fentanyl supposedly is so addictive why would they waste it mixed pills or kratom? Please explain thx

  • If you are taking subutex on a daily basis and take a full green zanax bar would it still cause you to overdose?

    • It definitely could. Xanax mixed with buprenorphine I have heard from multiple doctors is the deadliest combination. Both are respiratory depressants. I’m prescribed subutex and klonopin. I had one doc change me from klonopin to Xanax and I didn’t like it. Definitely more of a euphoric feeling, but didn’t help my anxiety like klonopin. Went to new doc and he couldn’t believe or understand why the other doc switched me. Too many doctors that don’t really know about buprenorphine prescribing it these days. When I first started taking it years ago (for chronic pain, never been an addict), it was hard to find docs that were able to prescribe it. Then they started popping up everywhere. This whole opioid epidemic is destroying our country. It’s sad that pharmaceutical companies and doctors are banking off this. Buprenorphine should be first for truly chronic pain. You plateau after a certain amount & if that’s all you’re taking it’s nearly impossible to overdose. But hey, why would they do that when they can prescribe roxies & morphine and get you so addicted that you’re willing to do heroin because it’s easier to get and cheaper, then they can switch you over to Suboxone/Subutex which is very expensive.. makes sense. As long as the Big Pharma & Big Brother have the money at the end of the day.. if someone overdoses, one less “junkie” in their eyes. God bless America!

      • Congratulations, if you take Buphinorphrine on a regular basis then you ARE a drug addict. Don’t believe me? Don’t take them for 72 hours. Physical dependency is exactly that. Just because you got the newest form of opioid doesn’t make you better.

        • I agree and hour 96 will get you back on oxygen opana heroin, fentanyl with the quickness …. Either way it’s our bodies and us addicts didn’t invent shit fuck our less freier by our own governments everyday. They want 10 pf us incarcerated by 2025

  • The pharmacy usually gives me yellow or green 2mg Xanax (alprozalam)but this time I got blue ones ?!? Anyone seen those before? It’s 2mg Bars .

  • I bought 20 of the green s 90 3 ‘s on the street. I knew right away they were fake because of the taste the real ones do not have a bad taste to them. These had a very strong pill taste to them. Almost like a soma. So if they taste really bad they are bad. Please learn from my stupidity.

    • My fried gets prescribed Xanax bars and has told me that the ones before have a bitter taste while these have no taste at all could that be fake or normal green bars s 903 but little to no effect

  • I recently bought the 2 MG. Xanax bars. They tasted like chalk and talcum powder. They looked like the real ones but, after researching them. I found out they are fake! Also, a lot of other bars being pressed that are fake the G 3722. I don’t know what I am going to do because I can’t find a Dr. and I have been on them since 1990!

  • I was prescribed Xanax back home but when I moved to AZ it’s like the Doctors here just don’t believe in it or something… I had stopped taking them for several months after weening off but my anxiety sometimes would literally cripple me. I could t even make eye contact without freaking out. So I buy them on the street here unfortunately. This person I get them from apparently goes south of the border and just buys them from “la pharmacia” legally. The Mexican bars (I thought at first) were completely fakes. They come in a Rx bottle and all but no lettering or numbers stamped. They do have the drug in them but it seems like the alprazolam in them is not distributed evenly/correctly. I’ll take 2mg sometimes and be completely mellowed out.. other times I’ll take almost 4mg and feel nothing from them. Just yesterday though my contact called me and said she was in town so I bought many like I usually do. These all say XANAX on them and I was really excited! But after taking them twice now, I believe they’re fakes. My source hasn’t done me wrong before but I think I need to let her know these look a little too thick and don’t do the job.

    • I know those blanks you talking bout from Mexico have no lettering solid while I live by Mexico I’m from Falfurrias Tx ppl just drive to progresso and buy viles for cheap and slang em over here but those blanks are wayyyy to good have me all barred ha

  • Just letting everybody know the easiest way to tell if a white GG649 Xanax is fake, is if it has an open topped number 4 on it… is 100% fake, that’s not a maybe. Other ways to tell if the white GG649 are fake is the taste “Tastes NOTHING like the distinct taste of a Xanax”, the shape “Fake one’s are usually a lot more rounded, and can sometimes have the GG649 imprint characters pushed through and hardly visible on the back”, and the color “They are often not that bright color white that the real ones ALWAYS are.” Anyways, just wanted to put that out there… nobody needs to be hurt or killed buying these in the streets so some asshole can get paid. – Aj

  • I found that on the green S 90 3 if the S isn’t imprinted more that the 903 on the pill then its a fake. Be safe.

  • I have a question about the white Xanax 2mg bars. I bought some recently and they have no taste and are chalky like but I seem to get mellowed on them. They look identical to the ones on pill identifier I mean down to the smallest detail. What gets me is the no taste. Please help!

  • Amen. I have been through it all. 35 green beans daily to Roxy then heroin. Been on subs for 5 years now and I doubt I’ll ever stop. Big pharma runs this bitch! If people like us could band together and fight them we might stand a chance. Our kids might stand a chance. It would take so many of us to make a dent but I’m down. Who is with me?

  • It’s a f****g nitemare. The same country that made me an addict is still manipulating the game and only looking out for number 1. Which is them of course. We turn to the street because a****e dr.s treat us like junkies. What do the dealers try to do? Treat us like junkies. Seems to me there are enough of us out here to start a f****g revolution if we could band together. I’ve had it.

  • I just took six green s 90 3 bars and I feel nothing but maybe a little relaxed but no Xanax feeling at all. I believe that maybe because they are laced with fentanyl that my blood pressure goes down and I feel calm more calm than I did but the fact is I’m on methadone so it’s an opiate blocker and it’s not going to affect me as much it was expected to affect most people why in the f*** would somebody make fake Xanax with fentanyl just because it’s a little cheaper I mean why can’t they just leave the Xanax issue alone but they can’t just a f*****-up issue I think I’m all about the chalky ones the ones that are hard to crush and that are chalky tasting but extremely powerful. It’s pretty hard to mimic that bar the white bar that says Xanax and on the back says to and they’re Shockey and when they finally dissolve in your mouth they will taste as bitter as any other bar after all dissolved

  • I need help. I was prescribed Xanax after being raped and in a horrible car wreck among cancer, endometriosis and Gastroparesis. The doctors suddenly stopped prescribing Xanax to me bc I now smoke marijuana for my stomach issues (gastroparesis) and it has helped so much, I am now off of a feeding tube! However I couldn’t get Xanax so I started going through a friend. Been doing so for 5 years now and nothing has changed. This past month They went from green to white to back to green. The friend told me Real Xanax were getting harder to find. I got some last week that I’m 90% sure are laced with something so I stopped taking it but the withdrawals are sending me to the ER bc I get so dehydrated from vomiting (it flares my gastroparesis up) I feel like I’m stuck in a viscous cycle. Any advice is appreciated. Also keep in mind I don’t have health insurance at
    The moment either.

    • Your doctor stopped prescribing them probably because you started taking another depressant. Unless he prescribes both. He not going to take that risk for you and his practice.

    • Don’t stop cold Turkey, Benz I withdrawals can kill you,they can cause seizures stopping like that,wein yourself down,every like 5th day take away about half of a half mg (.25) every 5th day until u no longer get sick when not taking them,it will take a while after you stop to feel normal again ,I stopped a year ago and it took 5 months to feel normal again, sadly I keep relapsing with them,( when I can find them)

  • i live in ky and need to be on xanax really bad my panic and anxiety disorder keeps me from working and going to public places the drs around here seem to be afraid to prescribe them so seems like im just stck at home suffering always 🙁

  • hey i got a g3722 pill and crushed it and the inside had little flakes of crystals that look like glitter. is that normal. I tasted it and it tastes that bitter xanax taste but i dont know about the small crystals. I figured its fine cause its alprazolam hydrochloride which is saltand it looks lie if you took a few grains of salt and mashed them up even smaller and sprinkled it throughout the white powder. does anyone know?

  • All xanax has cornstarch in it

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