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A 38-year-old female asked:

what's the difference btw adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr and a generic brand? what should i expect if i have to change? thankd

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Usually OK: Usually most people do not have any problems switching to generics. That being said, the only times I have had issues is with "xr" or extended release formulations. Most people do not notice, but there are a few that are extremely sensitive to how a given drug is absorbed and released in these formulations. Give it the generics a try, you most likely won't notice. If you do, switch back.
Dr. Matthew Davis
Child Psychiatry 19 years experience
Cost: A lower co-pay or out-of-pocket expenses. Any other differences are generally marginal if any. As an example, 20mg of branded Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr may be 19mg and change up to 21mg. Generic has, more-or-less, the same margin of error. Your body's own variability in neurotransmitter amounts have a larger margin of error. Placebo effects will be more significant.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to change my personality permanently?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No it is not: Psychostimulants when taken as directed do not cause a permanent change in a person's personality. Best wishes.

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