Adderall 30mg Generic Which Is Better The Orange Oval Or The Pink Round

Wendy Says:

Is there a difference in the potency of the generic oval orange 30mg and the generic round pink 30 mg?

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David Says:

Hi Wendy,

When you switch brand names or manufacturers, the drug itself doesn't change, but rather the binders or fillers that they put with it.

However I do want to mention that certain "inactive" ingredients (which may or may not be present in each brand) are actually detrimental to how the drug is metabolized and used by your body. So it's possible that you may respond favorably with one medication and not the other (even if they are the same drug and same dosage).

I hope this info helps! Have you had a chance to take either of them yet?

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Wendy Says:

I have taken both the oval orange and the round pink 30mg generic adderall's. I prefer the pink ones but i"m having a hard time finding the pink ones, any suggestions on who has the pink ones?

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Verwon Says:

Who are the manufacturers? What are the markings on the tablets you're asking about?

The colors don't really mean anything, so no one will know what specific ones you're asking about just from stating the colors in your post.

Learn more Adderall details here.

Can you please post back with more details?


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Jenn Says:

Walgreens supplies pink cvs orange

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Rachael Says:

Hi Wendy,

I live in Michigan and I have been on 30 mg Adderall for about four years. I've been given the orange one's from almost every main-chain pharmacy (Rite-Aid, Walgreens, CVS) and even the 'mom-n-pop' type pharmacies too... except for today... I picked up my Rx from Kroger and they're bright pink. They look like those chewable Pepto Bismol's. It's 3:00 am here & I'm going to bed soon, so I won't be taking it til later in the morning. This will be the 1st time I'll be trying these, so I guess I'll have to wait and see if they work for me.

Adderall (in Mi at least) is on back-order every 6-8 months for some reason, and sometimes is for up to 3 months at a time -- which is why I've had them filled at so many different places -- & sometimes I have to spend all week calling every pharmacy within a 20 mile radius of my house! I believe most Kroger's have a pharmacy... If you live in a state with this chain then you should call and ask them if they carry them. If not, I know a lot of other grocery stores have pharmacies, but they've all gave me the orange ones. Kroger is the only one I have ever got the pink one's from.

Just out of curiosity... Why is it you prefer the Pink vs the Orange?

Best of luck to you.

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Lookingforpinkones Says:

Interesting, I'm trying to find out the same thing. My doctor who is prescribing me this, is telling me to make sure to get the pink ones and not the orange, due to metabolism. Everywhere I have called has the orange (Barr) not the pink (I think Core Pharma). I'm in Albuquerque NM, and supposedly Smith's carries it, but when I called they dont have 30mg.

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al Says:

Does any one know where I can get my adderall script filled? please help I'm in metro Detroit.

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ADDmom Says:

I am prescribed 20MG twice a day. I prefer the orange over the pink. When I take the orange my energy level goes up, I focus better and it curbs my appetite. I notice none of this when I take the pink. The difference in the two are the manufacturers.

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Nancy Says:

I have a problem with the Orange 30mg Adderall. It is very chalky and dissolves in my mouth half way before I swallow it. It also does not work as well. It sometimes makes me irritable.

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Jc Says:

See a dr, get ur monthly supply legally and cheaper. Surprisingly enough, Drs will prescribe adderall without you being ADHD or what ever. You just have to meet with them.

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Nancy Says:

I am having the same problem. I can not find the Pink 30mg Adderall anywhere either. I tried the orange one and it seems to start melting on my tongue as soon as I put it in my mouth. I have searched high and low. I finally asked my Doctor if he would prescribe me the Adderall XR 30mg. I am trying that for now. I really like the Pink 30 mg the best. I think this is insane that we are no longer able to obtain this med. Nancy

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waiting Says:

I have recently switched to the 30mg pink adderall. It does not work as well as the 30mg orange ones before. I know the difference is the manufacturers, but what makes the difference in the fillers used to where I have no energy? I can't concentrate....this makes no sense if it is supposedly the same medication essentially. If someone has insight on why-please explain.

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KingB Says:

Always different reasons for preferring orange contra pink... New one got last go round was white M 20s (the M being the same M om those generic morphine sulfates)... just said Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine 20 MG TAB MAL...

Tell ya guys what... I way prefer that generic brand.

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KingB Says:

The fillers effect how your body and at what rate your body metabolizes the four different types of amphetamine salts found in Addy. When I first got the pink ones I thought my local pharmacy had f***ed it up again and just given me generic Dexedrine... which is just dextroamphetamine sulfate... I could not take that one for my ADHD... this may seem like an impossibility... as it once did to me. Always make sure you read the info with rx.

Now you may also have simply built up a tolerance to your current dosages... discuss it with your doc next visit... may need to alternate medications... Focalin IR is a good one in my past, still helped my adhd but also allowed my amphetamine tolerance to decrease back down to my normal dose.

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KingB Says:

to be honest sometimes I wonder about the difference as I have have noticed a vast difference in addy 20s pink to orange to white... the white ones i just found out about and for whatever reason, not only do they work better for me but I never feel jittery as I would most often on the pink ones... just focused, happy, and winning. Still I think these companies should have to share filler information with general public. I was trying to research this the other day and the company that made the new white ones had where you had to prove you were a doc to see what non-medical ingredients are in my own damned medicine... was more than angry at that. lol

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Rex42 Says:

Shopko has pink one that dont taste sweet

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ChrisTeeny Says:

I was getting the 30mg Orange Adderalls for the past 2 years, and now all of a sudden my pharmacy has only been getting the pink ones, but the pink ones seem to give me really bad anxiety! Can anyone tell me y this is happening? ???

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Candi Says:

You realize people all over the country

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chip Says:

My son is on it he has taken both for his ADHD and we cannot tell the difference between them

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6Pack Tam Says:

King B: Where are you purchasing the white adderall? Do you live in the states? Ive taken the orange and pink and use Kroger Pharmacy and usually they give pink ones but they are back to orange again. I used to take Dexedrine which are quite stronger than Adderall, thinking about going back on those because there is so much controversary over the Adderall.

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