What is a blue oval pill with GG 258 on it?

Not Medical Advice: The blue, oval-shape pill with GG 258 imprint has been identified as Alprazolam 1 mg.

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).

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Updated on Tuesday, August 12 2014 at 09:40AM EDT
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