Adderall Xr 20mg. Blue Capsule

Josie Says:

Pharmacy recently switched me to new generic brand (blue capsule) of adderall XR. I have never seen this brand and I don't feel like it is effective. I lack concentration and focus, recurring symptoms of ADHD. Anyone else experience this?

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Verwon Says:

There can be some slight fluctuations in the amount of active ingredient in generic medications. The FDA considers these fluctuations to be acceptable therapeutic windows, but some people are more sensitive than others and experience problems with any slight change in their medication.

Learn more Adderall details here.

If you have insurance, you could try asking your doctor to prescribe it as 'brand medically necessary' so your insurance will cover it and you won't experience such fluctuations in the future, or your can try asking your pharmacy to order the other generic in for you.

Does anyone else have any advice or suggestions to add?

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fuzzy adult adder Says:

Glad saw this web site. Started the "new" blue capsule Adderall XR Tuesday morning I am also having concentration problems and my brain goes from fully alert to lethargic. AM NOT HAPPY! Want to go back to the orange coated capsule as it definitely worked.

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CLS Says:

Yes- my pharmacy recently switched from the orange generic adderall XR 20 mg capsules to the blue ones. I am a mess. I am really depressed and nauseous, and I don't feel like it's helping my ADHD at all. This is HORRIBLE. I'm a senior in college and taking 5 classes this semester and can't keep up because my meds aren't helping one bit.

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dee Says:

My 13 year old son was switch to blue capsule and it makes him nauseous. Its not as effective either because he's all over the place. Calling doctor today to request 20 mg Orange capsule this worked very well.

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dee Says:

I stopped giving this med to my 13 year old son today. He has nauseas everyday since Oct 6,2012 hes does not like the effects. last five days has been a battle to get him to take. His mood changes quick, very loud this is in the evening or lethargic and depressed during the day. I called FDA there is a consumer complaint number for each state here is the link:

This is an article about FDA approval for this Generic Version Adderall XR

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Kim Says:

I just got my first prescription of the "blue" version of 20 mg Adderall XR. I feel as though I have not even had my Adderall when taking it. Or worse than without.

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Becks Says:

Yes, I noticed the blue isnt as effective as well. I feel like it doesnt even work and they also make me very sleepy. Im hoping other people have complained as well.

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DKY141 Says:

I finished my orange capsules on Sunday the 25th and took my first blue pill today. I take 20 mg. XR for narcolepsy and today alone have had 3 sleep attacks. I've also been nauseous and thought I was sick. E-mailing my doctor's nurse to see if I can get a new script for the name brand. Might as well not take anything if this is the effect of the generic blue capsules.

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Hp Says:

Oh my gosh, I am so happy to read this, I thought it was just me!! I've been on this blue pill now for almost 3 months!! I kinda felt stupid (like I was crazy & imagining it) until I told my fiancé, who said his friend said the same thing! I definitely am calling my dr's office tomorrow. Thank you!

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Jessica Says:

Im having the same problem. My family was telling me its the same as the orange. I stay sleepy. It feels like I haven't even took one. Im glade to know that im not the only one who can tell the difference.

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Jackie Says:

What a joke this blue pill is. I have been one hot mess ever since using it. I thought it was another medication and just yesterday it darned on me that it could be this blue pill. One reason I couldn't figure it out was because the pharmacist didn't have enough to fill the reg. generic and offered me this one to complete the order. I agreed. So I had some of both in the same bottle. Some days I was taking the blue and other days the reg. one. Therefore I couldn't pin point it. All I can say is it needs to come off the market. I was depressed and couldn't figure out what had happened to me. I did nothing for two days but watched TV. Then this weekend I had the same feeling and one day at work. After talking about it to a friend, I said - wonder if it could be this new blue pill. After looking this up and found others having issues - I am sure this is my problem. No more for me. I have used adderall for about 3 yrs now so I knew it was more to this drama. Thanks to all of you for your comments. Please - lets all stop using this deadly stuff. There are some folks that are probably just starting it and don't know what to compare it to. Trust me, if it makes you depressed - its not good. God bless you all!

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Mike Says:

Took my first blue pill today after my insurance coverage changed. i immediately felt like i was waiting for my adderall to kick in, which only complicated my adhd as it is. if anything it worsens your attention whyll taking it. calling my dr's tomorrow to get my orange back. took me like an hour to type this on the blue junk

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Mike Says:

I called my Dr's office today about these blue pills. Im prescribed to take one 20mg at 10 and one 10mg at 4. 20's were the fake blue ones, so to avoid that i got a new prescription to get 90 10mgs, 2 in am a in pm. good way to avoid these generic scams. hope it helps, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!! they will help

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Aphrodite1973 Says:

Wow... I'm so glad I'm not the only one... Refilled my script at a local CVS, and when I took it home and opened the bottle... It wasn't my usual orange capsule... but I looked at the bottle... looked at the pill... and yup... it's the right drug and the right dosage... so I've been taking this Blue pill for about 6 weeks now and the difference is so noticable it's ridiculous... I knew something was off the second day I took it... It's just not the same... Someone PLEASE... Do something... It doesn't work...

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Hp Says:

UPDATE: I called my dr's office and they told me to ask the pharmacy to refill my next prescription with my previous generic orange pill, which I did. I spoke to a pharmacist who explained that they started using the blue ones because they were having problems with not enough to fill orders. I told her @ googling and finding posts with people having the same issue. She asked if I wouldn't mind her giving my name and number to the pharmaceutical company that makes the blue pill, especially since others are having the same problems. I did mind and when a rep called, she asked a few basic questions (like age, gender, and side effects). Hopefully others can do the same, so they can figure out this pills issues. Obviously, my pharmacy did refill with my old generic. Hope it helps.

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Hp Says:

Oops, I Didn't mind.

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Amy Says:

i'm just one more person who just a few days ago realized that my recent increase in symptoms might be due to this blue pill as well. I took old leftover orange ones that i had in my car for the last few days, and whar a difference! i'm talking to my Dr. amd my pharmacy this week. the blue pills are just as bad as not having any at all! I'm glad i wasn't imagining this.

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Savannah Says:

So glad I found this! I have been off my prescription for about a year and recently got my prescription started again, and decided to give the generic a try. It is awful!! I remember being so full of energy and focus last year when I used them. I thought they would get better, but four days in and I feel depressed and lethargic. Seems to make my focus worse. Calling my pharmacy tomorrow.

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Hp Says:

I was (am back on) the 'generic' orange ones, which seem to work fine.:)

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Aleks Says:

I knew i wasnt crazy! These blue pills are horrible! Headaches, bright lights suck, pressure on my eyes, and just overall a dirty feeling. I dont focus, i get mad, i stare off into oblivion for most of the tome im on them. Im so glad i looked into this and know to ask for the brand name. The lady at the pharmacy insisted i save money and take the generic, said they were the same. Boy is she wrong. Im gonna print this blog out and give it to her. Cant wait to get my oranges back!

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