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I was prescribed 2 10mg teva generic adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr caps, it is suposed to last 8-12 hrs. it last 6 at most. is there anyway i can make it last longer?

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Dr. James Huang
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It might be the pill: Ask for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr from another company. It could be the filler in the medication that is dissolving too quickly. If this does not work, ask for the name brand.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: You may need to ask provider to write "brand name only" and see if that helps with duration (but more $$), or if need the 12 hours, get your dr to write it for 2x/day. Speak w/your prescriber first.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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