Adderall Xr Generic Brand

Debora Says:

I have been taking adderall 30mg for two years now and it really helps me. but my last script I got filled was a blue capsule and is a generic brand..Dextroamp. this is awful. I refuse to take these pills. but due to my ins I can not get them changed..I know it depends on what mfg your pharmacist goes with. but my point is how can they even sell these things to drug stores anyways.. my doctor also told me they get lots of complaints on these pills and that they are gonna check further into the mfg of these things..

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Debora! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you've had.

What are the markings on it? That would enable me to check more information on it for you. The color isn't enough to go on.

The FDA lists this medication as carrying the risk of being habit forming and possibly causing side effects, such as nausea, headache, irritability, insomnia, weight loss and anorexia.

There have been complaints recently from a few other people, recently, so this might be the same one they also had problems with.

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4Kidslater Says:

I totally agree with you about the blue generic ones. I take 40 mg of adderall XR per day, have always been given the name brand but because of insurance was given generic. I took 2, 20 mg like I am prescribed to and I felt like I was on nothing. That went on until I got my next script filled. I had gone to CVS but decided to go to Walgreens the next time. I got the orange from them, could definitely tell the difference between the blue and orange but still say the name brand is better.

My son had the same problem, I could notice a difference. We had a doctor appointment today and I told her I could notice a difference. She said there has been several complaints from patients. She wrote a script for the brand for him.

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BostonHolly Says:

See if you can find a pharmacy which carries the generic 30 mgs manufactured by Teva. I know Walgreen's around here, Boston area, only uses Teva. I had 100% better luck with Teva 30 XR D-Amphetamine Salt Combo XR Caps. when the insurance company forced me off of brand name Adderall and onto generic when I found Teva. Goo luck, it really sucks when medication is abruptly changed and it doesn't work. It's a bad withdrawl. My doctors decided to stop writing my 30+10 mgs scripts altogether and for 3 months I had almost nothing. My BP went thru the roof and I really thought I was going to die. It was the most irresponsible medical practices I've ever experienced and had it gone on I was going to report them. I' was 60 years old and heart attack and stroke is what kills my family members. But the depression and anxiety mixed with escalating BP was unbearable.

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TripleA Says:

I feel your pain :-/CVS generic Adderall 10 xr made by Actavis is garbage.. I never thought I could feel so awful. Do not refill with Actavis I am home falling asleep all over the place.. went from being in complete control from Adderall brand to Absolutely no control even of my sleep :-/ I am near narcoleptic now.. i am going to have to wait 20 days..without it to get fill, but i rather do that then put this poison in my body.... wasted $175 and 2 days at home miserable and unable to function.. CVS says theres nothing they can do about it.. :-/ now I know the difference I must warn you!! fellow ADDers I never anyone to feel like i have felt in the last 2 days.. :'( I am even afraid to drive I don't feel safe at all..because I get this groggy spurts out of nowhere.. and body gets really heavy.... have fallen asleep couple of time on my desk... its just awful :-/

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Sammi Says:

You can have dr write for a certain mfg even a generic and wrire daw for that mfg. in the box.

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Radames Says:

Actavis generic Adderall XR is made by Teva and the Globalpharma one is made by Impax Labs. Recently, Sandoz (Novartis) is distributing generic Adderall XR (made by Shire). As far as I know, no other makers of generic Adderall XR exists.

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Melody Says:

Call around to different pharmacies to find out which brand they carry. I found the brand I wanted, by calling/going on the internet to one of those discount prescription flyers that are at the pharmacy counter. They helped me locate which pharmacy was the cheapest & which brand each pharmacy carried. Whichever brand is the preferred brand by the pharmacy is what they will order. Like Rite Aid won't carry Core Pharmaceutical any longer, bc the insurance won't pay enough for Rite Aid to make a profit. So you get what they have or go somewhere else.

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Re: Melody (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

I have been on generic Adderall XR 30 mg. twice daily and it took me almost 2 years to stop this med. controlling my life. When I first took this med I experienced an effect that had me thinking I was going to have a stroke, extremely speedy and multitasking. I couldn't stop doing things from AM to PM without resting at all. When experienced the "crash" or comedown it was hell, it activated my psychotic episodes badly. So my life changed with some hard work researching because my brain won't work without stimulants because of a result of a coma state I suffered years ago. To make the story short my final "cocktail" Adderall XR 30mg-Efexxor 150 mg.-Risperdal 2mg-Depakote 500 mg. At Noon, not later than 3:00PM I take one pill Adderall XR 30 mg again with Xanax 2 mg and Risperdal 1mg. At night around 9:00 PM I take Seroquel 400 mg.-Xanax 4 mg.-Ambien and antihistamine pills. This is what has function for me but everybody is different. Best Generics for Adderalll XR I have tried : Actavis and Impax and Mylan are PSYCHO GARBAGE, TEVA is ok for a short term like for 1/2 month, Aurobindo could be ok for short term but the best one I have tried and is closest to the original is "SANDOZ". I go to Walgreens and before giving them I ask what generic of Adderall XR they have in stock and make them order SANDOZ if they don't have it.

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