2019 "national Wide Shortage Adderall 20mg"

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Charlene Says:
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I'm going to my doctor Tomorrow to tell him I can't get my adderall 20mg filled anywhere in our are. I have called every day pharmacy within 20 miles, I'm told good luck. I don't know what he will give me and I don't really know what to except.. any FEEDBACK would have great. I have taken vyvanse for a short time a while back the only reason I stopped is my co-pay on insurance was high..oh I'm not sure but I'm calling Walgreens Tomorrow to see if they have 10mg or 30mg..a week ago I was told only one pharmacy did have the 10s they said it was basically all the adderall ir.. thanks for you time.. I just don't know much about the ADHD medications



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Jayce Says:
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Do you take the extended release or IR? I’ve been taking the 20mg IR for several years and found Walgreens is always stocked with the generic that works best for me (Teva). CVS was always out or changing generics every couple months it seemed. If Adderall works for you, definitely try pushing your doctor to contact the pharmacy Rather than trying something new just because Adderall isn’t available. And don’t be afraid to ask the pharmacist questions about ordering it from other locations that are in stock etc. You’re the customer- they should give you a better answer than “good luck.” Adderall crashes aren’t fun. If it was a heart medication they wouldn’t tell you that, they’d find a way.

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Bobby Says:
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Re: Jayce (# 1)

I also found rite aid which I think might be turning to Walgreens unfortunately to be the best bet. I get 20mg also and only will use teva. They usually have it and if not ask them if they can check other stores in the computer in your area for it. Hopefully it's not a real bad shortage. I remember years ago when there was that huge Adderall shortage and no one could get it.

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Charlene Says:
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Re: Jayce (# 1)

Well thank you Jayce, for your great advice. So I do take the adderall 20mg ir, and still as of today they are no wear to be found..so as I said my doctors appointment is today at 4pm and I decided to call my local pharmacy Walgreens that fills my scripts all the time, I called to make sure that indeed there is still a shortage? They said yes, but only on the 20mg, now that is something that nobody has told me about it. So she said I could tell my doctor about it and if he changes the dosage to either 10mg or 30mg they have those, its only the 20mg shortage..I will update you soon..I usually take 20mg x 2/day..I have only seen this doctor a few times but have seen him on and off in past years...my other 2 doctors wanted me on and had me on 20mg x 3/day..and that was perfect dose for me..now this doctor just wants to reduce my dose and it's not working out. Its been terrible..oh because of my insurance company charge is why I had to leave the other two doctors they don't except my insurance and that's a shame because I really thought for once I was starting to feel normal I need a psychiatrist for the other medications I'm on and it's hard because when I'm searching for a new doc I need one that will also prescribe my buprenorphine treatment..I heard a regular m.d. could prescribe ADHD medacine but I'm not sure

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Sara Smith Says:
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I'm n Tennessee n all the pharms r out of the 20mg n the 10MG's suck!!!

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Charlene Says:
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Re: Sara Smith (# 4)

I just went to my doctor to tell him I can't get the 20mg filled..my pharmacy can only get 10mg or 30mg..so I just pick up the 30mg from Walgreens. I will start them Tomorrow. They are probably from teva, they are orange football shaped??. Still all the pharmacy's in my are say they have no idea what's going on but they cannot get them at all nbn they don't even know when they will get them..so I hope these 30mg work

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Jayce Says:
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Re: Charlene (# 5)

That’s great! Glad you asked your doctor. The 30mg Are the same football shaped orange pills, they are just a little larger and rounded on the top and bottom rather than flat like the 20 MG. And obviously more potent since there’s more of it. So just be aware that they are stronger and you might want to split them in half rather than take the whole thing at first. Fingers crossed that they are in stock for you.

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myst7 Says:

First of all even if they did have in stock they would lie and tell you they are out.... why you ask ? Because a pharmacy will not give out info about how many in stock they have for a controlled substance it is a narcotic . Pharmacys do get robbed you have to go in in person and ask

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Maricica Says:
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First off don't call a pharmacy asking if they carry or fill any controlled drug. Most pharmacies have policy specifically concerning over the phone query for safety. In other words they're taking precautions against robbery. As far as the adderall getting filled it compares to someone trying to get a big narcotics prescription filled. Adderall had been in the drug epidemic clampdown as well. Reports of some of the ADHD drugs being used interchangeably with methamphetamine. Conversely adderall and related drugs have been identified as a start point of methamphetamine addiction by the authorities. This doesn't stop a pharmacy from filling your prescription but there have been reports of pharmacists not filling ADHD prescriptions. This isn't universal so if you get turned away try another pharmacy. I wouldn't let a pharmacy hold your paper prescription for any reason tho.

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Maricica Says:
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Re: Charlene (# 5)

FWIW I was reading House Subcommittee reports from the past year where the drug manufacturers have reduced output by nearly 30% of certain ADHD drugs and 6 or 7 pain drugs. There has been a real slowdown in preparation for some new regulations which are to be determined sometime this year.

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Jayce Says:
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Re: myst7 (# 7)

Pharmacies won’t tell you how much they have in stock, but they will tell you if they are in stock and if they carry a specific generic. Just because it’s a schedule 2n doesn’t mean you can’t ask about it if you’re prescribed like any other medication. Nothing criminal about asking if it’s what works best for you as a prescribed customer. Obviously be a normal human about it, explain why it works best vs other generics and pharmacists are generally very helpful in finding you what you need.

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Charlene Says:
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Re: Maricica (# 8)

Hi. As a result on not being able to fill my adderall 20mg x 2 daily, I had to ask him for new scripts for adderall 3mg, x 1 and a half..I get them from Walgreens the are still peach colored however I feel absolutely nothing from them..my ADHD is all out of wack.im feeling somewhat ill,.. and as we all know of the oomph we feel kicking in..strangely I feel zip, nothing, I have 3 weeks to go before my next refill. I'm thinking about asking for ritalin or vyvanse..my insurance doesn't pay well on vyvanse my copay is $95 but it I keep taking it until we hear better news at least I will get relief..NOW AS FAR AS PHONE CALLS GO , I have 2 medications I take buprenorphine and adderall, the buprenorphine I can only take one brand that puts them out. If my pharmacy doesn't have them I do call around and never ever had a problem...I ask like this my usual pharmacy is out of my medication and because of the inactive ingredients I can only take one type..its also a controlled substance but I have never been turned down with an answer. Somewhat same with the adderall I probably called 30 to 40 pharmacy's that day in my area..and from every single one I got the same answer...good luck..its not available unless its leftover still on the shelf and that's what I did I called and called almost ready to give up because it was a Sunday night and just assumed my pharmacy had them like always..they had none

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Charlene Says:
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Re: Jayce (# 6)

Hey, Joyce .thx for all your help.. so like I said I have been taking the 30mgs..they are orange b/974 teva..I dont get it..you would think they are stronger but zip nothing at all..ADHD is crazy, I'm felling I'll and more depressed..and we all know about the oomph feeling at they are kicking in...and nothing..I picked them up on the 12th of February so I have a ways to go until next refill I'm not sure what I will do next...not wanting to upset my doctor again. But I was thinking of asking for eight ritalin or vyvanse until this gets resolved. My insurance will cover the vyvanse it's just a higher copay $95 but maybe it will be for a short time..my pharmacist says they still dont know when they will send them to the pharmacy

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Mika015 Says:
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It's because of the Trump shutdown. The FDA itself was shutdown for over a month.

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myst7 Says:

Re: Mika015 (# 13)
this all started back in 2016 when Obama was in office it was a start of the socialist democratic party control control control,Trump just isn't doing any thing to reverse what Obama started

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Mika015 Says:
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Re: myst7 (# 14)

Not true, 1nbred. Trump's shutdown of the FDA is why there is an steal Adderall shortage.

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Charlene Says:
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Has anyone heard any news yet about if they are stocked back up on adderall 20mg.? I have had my doctor give me two months of 30mg x 2....I will go back to visit in april.. and I don't know if I should accept a script for 20mg or 30mg ? Thx everyone for your kind help

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Re: Bobby (# 2)

Yeah, 2011 I was written up at work for the first time in my life when there weren’t any around for like 6 months. I tried the XR and they didn’t work for me.

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Sleepy Says:
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There is no fda shortage. You must be going to CVS. They use a distributor that isn’t good at what it does. Adderall in any form isn’t even listed as resolved.

accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/default.cfm

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Burkie Says:
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APRIL 2019 ADDERALL SHORTAGE OR BACK ORDER. NO PHARMACY HAS ANY IN MICH. DIES ANY ONE HAVE ANY INFO?

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Sleepy Says:
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Re: Burkie (# 19)

I looked on the FDA drug shortage page and adderall is not listed at all. Not currently short pr a resolved short.
Is it CVS? They have a problem understanding their distributor can’t supply them but it doesn’t mean there’s a real shortage.
I have been fine at wallgreens. I just got them yesterday. Teva. Rite Aid has Aurobindo but they make me feel like crap so I avoid those.

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