I have been ordering 2mg alprazolam tablets from numerous sources for the past seven years. I have faced problems with sources going out of business overnight; however, I had never received bunk (fake) pills until last November 2008. Now it's about a 50/50 chance that I get the real thing; the obvious fake ones are the GG249 manufactured by Sandoz. The first time I knew they were fake as soon as I looked at them. It looked like they had been in someone's sweaty pocket during an all night rave. The next batches, looked like the real thing except comparing to an authentic GG249; the fake ones are larger and had a bitter taste. Now yesterday I received some, they looked a little big but they tasted O.K.; however, after further research they are fake. According to the DEA they have recently reported fake GG249's coming from South Florida. They look the part but are either made with a non-controlled benzodiazepine, tentatively identified as 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-7-bromo-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one or melatonin.
The reason I bring this is up is because I always have multiple sources from which to buy but I am now finding myself with only a couple real pills and nothing in the pipeline. I have taken on average 8 mg a day for the past seven years and have had a few awful bouts of withdraws when my sources were out. I am talking seizures, hallucinations, etc... The worst experience of my life and I won't go through it again.
Anyone else finding they are getting bunk GG249 pills. In addition, I recently received 90 Gador 2 mg pills. I am not sure if they are the real thing either; the markings are inconsistent but they are laced with something, maybe some benzo but they make me a little dizzy but don't stop the withdraws from coming.
Is there a way to test a benzo to find out the chemical makeup? Would a pharmacist do it? Besides physically comparing it to another pill or taking a pill and wait to see if withdraw symptoms start; is there anyway else to test alprazolam?