Dexedrine Vs Adderall

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Subie Says:

I have been taking Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine Sulfate XR) for 3 years now and it has always looked the same: clear and dark brown manufactured by BARR, imprinted with the same and the numbers 956.

Two months ago the medication I received was blue. I was stupid and didn't think twice about it only to be called by the pharmacy and told I had been given Adderall by mistake at the end of the month. The following month my medication was back to the usual clear and brown.

This month I have been given blue pills again. They gave them to me in a bottle that says "Dextroamphetamine Sulf ER 15MG" as it should, they scratched out "BARR" and wrote "Global" on the manufacturer part. The description label on the bottle says the pills should be clear and brown and imprinted with BARR & 956. I argued with the pharmacy and they INSIST it's the same medication with another manufacturer.

The pills are white and blue, imprinted with M. Amphet Salts on the white and 15 mg on the blue.

Are these pills Adderall or Dexedrine??? Thanks for your help in advance.

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Verwon Says:

Dexedrine contains just dextroamphetamine, while Adderall contains mixed amphetamine salts, so both regular and dextroamphetamine. Therefore, while they do work in the same manner and treat the same conditions, they are technically different.

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Have you tried speaking to the pharmacy manager?

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DJPaul13 Says:
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I take Adderall IR daily and my girl showed me a 15mg Dexedrine that her friend is paying $5 a pill for! So I tried to do a little research and took it about 10mins ago. Looks like AdderallXR.. But I'll post if I feel any different. Dout I will, it's just 15mg

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ADD and ME Says:
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I have been taking ADD/ADHD Medications for just around 25 years now. I’m amazed at how the different manufacturers and the little differences in their “ recipes “ can have such a huge impact on someone with ADD and how it effects our normal functioning everyday life.
To me , there is a huge difference in the effects of the brand vs generic medications. Over time and years of taking these meds, having children ,body and hormone changes all has played a big role in dose changes , as well as trying different forms of medications . I have found for the most part, (for me anyway)
that the brand name of dexadrine
(extended release or time released) spansules have always worked best for me.
Now , depending on the insurance carrier, u have , the brand even with insurance , it can cost somewhere over $150 per month.
To Pay that kind of money per month for a medication that you , your body , and brain depend on , is just asinine!!!
who has that kind of money laying around??? So , there for ,
we as ADD/ADHD PATIENTS have to suffer and deal with taking whatever our insurance provider chooses for us !
So, if your noticing a difference in how your medication is making you feel, I would talk to your doctor, and make sure to Keep log of meds you’ve tried and doses. You can reference back on your log with dates , doses, upping doses and so on. Be proactive with insurance company’s . It’s your life and your well being , they don’t live your life, you do!

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