Adderall On Backorder
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vtrimm Says:


I take generic Adderall 20 mg for narcolepsy and there is not one local pharmacy that has it in stock. I have never had this problem before. The pharmacies are saying that it's on backorder from the manufacturer. Is anyone else having problems getting their scripts filled?



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Optimistic Says:
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If there isn’t a shortage on the FDA’s shortage page it’s probably the pharmacy. I am in Southern NH as well and when I used to use CVS and Rite Aid they would claim shortages but it was because they can only order from one specific distributor so if that distributor doesn’t have it they can’t get it.
The weird part about CVS is back in 2014 there were two different med distributors used and what one you got depended on where you went. Greenland could get them, Concord could not.
I was traumatized by the nation wide shortage of 2011. I hope that’s not happening again. I also need them for a sleep disorder as well as ADD.
I last filled 10s at Christmas at a mom and pop pharmacy and it went fine.

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Nancy Says:

Re: I wanna know (# 716)

What did he give you then?

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charlie Says:
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Re: Ridgerunner (# 730)

Wow, you definitely know your adderall!

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Bob Says:
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Re: Diane B Madrid (# 2)

Try using the discount code on its website called Good Pharmacy. It reduces it dramatically

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Ridgerunner Says:

Re: Nancy (# 720)

(Plus "I wanna know" # 716)

I hate to be the bearer of bad news....IMO Brand Adderall (once made by Rexer Pharma (div of Obetrol Pharma (Brooklyn NY) manufactured the "original formula" embossed "OP" in 10mg & 20 mg tabs since at least year 1965, changed their formula from 4 "amphetamine salts" 1/4 methamphetamine saccharate 1/4, methamphetamine hci 1/4, amphetamine sulfate 1/4, and dextroamphetamine sulfate 1/4, in the mid 1970's, (source PDR) and sold their patent to Richwood Pharma, (Florence KY) in the year 1994/1995, Richwood changed the official marketing name to Adderall, It expanded once like very fast moving train, from the original 10 mg & 20 mg to the consumer choices of
5mg, 10mg 20mg & 30mg all embossed for brand Adderall Instant Release "AD" side one a vertical scoreline of with the mg
size embossed on each of the 4 slightly different round pills, by 1997, later the expansion rose to the merger of Shire-Richwood Pharma (2001) with now SEVEN versions of the Brand Adderall instant release.

IMO the quality was outstanding with the formula from my experiences from the mid 1970's to around Dec 2008, when IMO most unfortunately, Teva of Israel bought out both the Brand Name for Adderall and the generic, of Adderall (both in I/R versions) USA division in Sellersville, PA. from IMO excellent Shire US.

Example: by the year 2009, the AWP (average wholesale price) of 100 x 10 mg of BRAND ADDERALL rose ten fold !! compared to the AWP (Source REDBOOK 2010) vs PDR Brand & Generics of 1995) that is the average cost per pill or per 100 count rose 10 times, in 15 years !! The good news is the QUALITY was still there IMHO ! The bad news...

I will try to summarize as best I can....a combination of factors, rose to IMO the serious downfall of the once high quality & the "available" stock: from Barr Labs division of Teva" the generic Adderall market went out of control, examples were the dozens of very bad reviews of Ranbaxy of Indian with former USA headquarters, making a very poor bioavailability as well as a poor bioequivalence problem, followed around 2010 to 2014 more & more generic Adderall pills were made with many customers complaining, such as, many more "amphetamine salts (generic for brand Adderall" were causing side effects.... too many mfg to name, I have the official NDC codes and Orange book codes from sources such as RedBook, Truven Analytics, even the 4,000 page+ 6 kilo size of Vol I & II of the Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia (London UK) 2014, & the only countries out of 143 countries in the modern industrialized world who make Adderall brand or Adderall generic are the USA & Canada. The last info I have (not verified since the year 2014) was Adderell Brand has been discontinued at least in the USA.

Please do not get confused with ADDERALL XL, which as most of you internet members of medschat already know, it is entirely different forumulation of Adderall instant release! The rest I have to say is only my 2 cents worth, I have tried so many generics since .....remember the massive shortages of Adderall in 2012 2013? Generic Adderall from such mfg as Mallincroft to Sandoz, To Wilshire pharma, & others never did have the quality IMHO as the original name brand ..... of Adderall I/R, from the years of the mid 1970's as "Obetrol" then as "Adderall" (Richwood) + Adderall brand again (Shire US) and the early days of Barr division of TEVA USA.

This is my opinion but is public information check out this link FiercePharma.com and one will see how IMHO how corrupt and the "shell game" is going on (that started IMHO in the last quarter of 2010; Example, Dexedrine Sulfate (pure) sold for AWP in 1995 compared to 2010 the average wholesale price rose just like Adderall brand name by ten times!!! Glaxo Smith Kline sold the patent for the original Dexedine 5 mg (mfg since 1937 & the Dexedrine Spanules to Amedra of USA & to another firm in Canada & the price rose in one year another 350% and in 2019 the price compared to 2006 is (I do not want to break any rules thus will give ratios, that I have solid reference for, the price is now almost 1,700% higher than it was....in 1986 it is unaffordable to 99% of the USA consumer, Also, Teva (Barr Labs have discontinued a excellent generic, again, around the year 2016. for dextroamphetamine ER 15 mg capsules. sometimes called sustained release!!

I have direct experience for decades on this subject, sad to say that, TEVA is in massive trouble, Ref: Fierce Pharma dot com for the past 2 year, tens of thousand of worker are losiing their jobs worldwide & many upper management empkoyees walked off their job (quit) and TEVA still has some very good products, as TEVA also has some very poor products both in USA. The Teva .Barr labs IMHO are well above average for their IMO Generic version of former DEXTOSTAT & even the Adderall instant release is the only version I would try again, any mg, but the Barr Labs .Teva I am afraid are gone !!!

My final conclusion is it amounts to a combination of greed + the interference now of almost 3 yrs with mfg limitations on production of all amphetamine products by our DEA, and the most unfortunate minority who abused the ADHD & Narcolepsy meds... In my long life I have seen this before BUT FOR A ENTIRELY DIFFERENT REASON, due to abuse from many adults and the normal age range of undergrad students in the early 1970's....as many mfg promoted these stimulants as "diet pills" and they quickly fell in disfavor by going to a C-II (1972/1973). I fear the problem In the here & now has set back the industry another 20 to 25 years, just like from mid 70's to the mid 90's !! The ones who are harmed of course are ADHD/ ADD dx patients & Narcolepsy patients.....Data wise the Vyvanse/Adderall XR/ Concerta just are not as effective, just my 2 cents worth. The stimulants have of amphetamine class have been removed off the market in the UK,
Switzerland, & Australia (without a compounding pharmacy) and a expensive M.D as IMO the true amphetamines in I/R version with high quality are being phased out worldwide...

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Stacy Says:
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I live in WV and had trouble last month getting my RX filled, it was a few days late. My RX now is now on hold due to back order with no ETA. I also take 30mg x 2 daily but have just worked through my day. What gives?

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Charlene Says:
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Re: Bp01 (# 726)

In my area of port Charlotte Florida, the teva 30mg are still on back order. So my doctor has ordered the 20mg for now...teva is the only brand i will accept unless for some reason absolutely no teva is available..it's crazy because around 5 months ago the teva 20mg were on back order, and only the 30mg were available, now it's reversed now 30mg teva is available

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Bp01 Says:
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Re: Bp01 (# 726)

Update: apparently Epic bought or merged with Sandoz at some point and at this time Sandoz is reporting product available to FDA. Hope that helps.

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Bp01 Says:
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Re: Charlene (# 725)

I'm actually not sure. It looks like the pink ones that used to be available years ago but the manufacturer says EPIC PHARMA. I don't know anything about this manufacturer but at the same time, when I'm told there's a backorder issue I'm panicked so whatever I am able to get I'm perfectly happy as long as I get something.

If anyone does know more about this manufacturer feel free to share as I haven't been able to find a ton of info about them.
As far as taking the epic medication, imo it seems to be just as good of an equivalent.

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Charlene Says:
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Re: Bp01 (# 724)

Humm, I'm from southwest Florida, I have never been to CVS for my adderall..what brand do they usually have?,.. I'm sure some areas might be different....I have only used teva brand except one time I went to a mom pop pharmacy and they had these little white almost stop sign shape..I never went back..those were a 20mg..sometimes I get the 30mg..if their is a shortage going on..but it's always teva I aim for

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Bp01 Says:
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N. FL here. Walgreens has been on backorder since Aug but I have been able to use CVS in the meantime.

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Charlene Says:
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Southwest Florida also has a back order for the 30mg teva adderall. All the pharmacy's in my area are saying the same thing. They are suggesting that you ask your doctor for a different strength, so my doctor gave me 20mg, strength for now..I'm still getting my full dose. My bottle just doesn't say 30mg... I will not except a different brand other than teva and here in Florida Walgreens is the only store that carries teva.

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Stephanie Says:
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Yes I take 30mg twice a day and I have been waiting for 2 weeks. The Pharmacy is telling me it's on back order from the manufacturer.

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Name Says:

Re: Moomoo (# 714)

I’ve had one occurrence where I was told by the Walgreens pharmacist that he could only do a partial fill on day my (Teva 15mg generic) adderall. He said that rest would have to be picked up in a few days when I assume their order came in. I said no problem and indeed it happened just like he said. I didn’t question the fact how previously in the not too far past Walgreen told me otherwise. Teva on back order in Raleigh NC now 2mo.

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Nancy Says:

Re: I wanna know (# 716)

Now I was told brand name Adderall wasn't being made, period! I thought that sounded strange, but I couldn't find any info online about the brand name. Where do you get them? Are they expensive? Thanks a lot.

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Charlene Says:
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Re: Bob (# 718)

I live in southwest Florida, month ago my adderall 20mg was out of stock everywhere, so my doctor changed it to 30mg x one and a half. I took that for 4 months, now today I am due for my refill, they tell me it's out of stock, thank God I had an extra script for the 20mg,x2...I actually liked the 30mg better,..don't know why?. They are both from Walgreens, both from the same brand ..teva,..it's the only one I will except..once I decided to go elsewhere a mom an pop shop,.didn't even think to ask what brand, brought it home and couldn't believe it, I don't know the type, looked like a small white stop sign, ever since I have always went to Walgreens for the oval orange, either 20mg or 30mg..does anyone knows what causes this to happen?.. now I also take buprenorphine 8mg, I finally found the new Rhodes which was difficult, took them for 5 months or so..and boom back order,

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Bob Says:

Re: Terry (# 709)

Looked at the list and they don't even have Adderall or the Salts on there, yet there is a countrywide shortage. No one can provide any information, every place I call is just pretty clueless about what is going on.

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Teena Says:
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Re: Xoi (# 715)

Same here - Duane Reade in NYC, never had problem there before (years)... and pharmacist really didn’t know when backorder will be resolved :( I believe she said this was specifically the 30mg

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I wanna know Says:
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Re: DotOV (# 700)

My doctor actually flushed them and then gave me a prescription for brand-name only because that company has been sued for non-equivalent to brand-name medications but they keep making them.

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Xoi Says:
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Re: Moomoo (# 714)

Yes I take 30mg generic and it’s been on backorder over a month. It’s really creating a problem.

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