Not Medical Advice: G 372 2 and GG 249 are both Alprazolam 2 mg, the only difference between the two are their manufacturers. G 372 2 is manufactured by Greenstone Limited, while GG 249 is manufactured by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Alprazolam is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine class of psychoactive drugs. It works by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. It is associated with treatment of anxiety, depression, panic disorder, tinnitus and dysautonomia.
The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3 (for more details about schedule 3 drugs, visit Drugs.com).
Tip Learn Anxiety and Panic Disorder Prevention at WebMD.
In health news, the FDA put out a warning recently that they’ve received reports of mixups between similarly-named drugs that do very different things. The FDA urges patients and caregivers to know what the drug they’re supposed to be taking looks like, and alert medical providers if the drug that they receive looks different.
The most prominent example that the FDA cited are the drugs Brintellix and Brilinta. Both are relatively new, and dispensed under their very similar brand names. Brintellix is an antidepressant, and Brilinta is a blood thinner. The FDA knows of 50 incidents where one drug has been dispensed instead of the other, but none yet where a patient has been harmed. Find out more at the Consumerist.