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What is the difference between brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and amphetamine salts?

What is the difference between brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and amphetamine salts?

Adderall: brand name: For 'mixed salts of a single entity amphetamine product.' various generic names occur including mixed amphetamine salts, amphetamine-dextroamphetamine, and (dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate tablets) (the 4 salts). Brand and generic are basically equivalent in dosing and effect. Best regards. ...Read more

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Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.

Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.

Generic vs. brand: While generics are claimed to be the exact equivalent as brand name medications, individuals may respond better to trade name medications. However most patients tolerate the generics without problem. Since the generics are less expensive and usually have a lower co-pay, i would try it once. If it does not work as well as the brand, it will not take long to make that determination. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the side effects of switching from brand name Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR to the generic version?

Generally none: Some people have complained that one of the generic brands which i cannot mention here does not last as long as the brand name. I simply tell them to ask for a different generic brand and the pharmacies are usually willing to comply if necessary and the they feel like what they are getting is equivalent to the brand name. It is expensive enough as it is without having to pay the cost if the brand. ...Read more

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Is anyone on generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for adult adhd? Does it work just as well as brand name adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Usually OK: Although sometimes generics are not as effective as brand name drugs, with stimulants, especially immediate acting ones, there is usually good equivalence. In fact, under an agreement with shire (which originally made adderall) i believe that brand name Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is actually made by barr, a generic company! always good to monitor effectiveness with your doctor after a switch, though. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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Been on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg ir for 8+years and the quality between each generic is noticeable. How do I get a pharmacy to get me a brand that's effective?

Generics can differ: It is necessary to discuss this with your prescriber and request the prescriber to indicate "brand medically necessary" and/or any other language required by your state to instruct the pharmacist to dispense the brand medication. ...Read more

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All pharmacies in long island, ny only carry corlab Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - sugar pill to me. All say they can't order another brand. Is this true + what can I do?

All pharmacies in long island, ny only carry corlab Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - sugar pill to me. All say they can't order another brand. Is this true + what can I do?

Not True: All of us doctors are very happy to report to the fda when patients have problems like this and we are very successful in getting them stopped. Thanks for asking and wish you good success. ...Read more

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No insurance or job. Ft student. Any dr. Or prescription discount programs available for ADHD and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR (brand or gen?)

No insurance or job.  Ft student. Any dr. Or prescription discount programs available for ADHD and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR (brand or gen?)

No but Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) yes : Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an Adderall based medication that is smoother, longer acting and less likely to be abused. It is made by attaching a protein to the amphetamine salts that needs to be broken down for the amphetamine to work. The drug manufacturer, who also makes Adderall XR has a patient assistance program. You can find it online. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get work done on non-adderall days?

Can i tell me how i can get work done on non-adderall days?

Non Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Days: I assume you are calling those days you are not taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I don't see why that happens. All medications for add/adhd should be administered every day including weekends and holidays, to prevent falls in the level of the medicine during those days off. If you work with a psychiatrist, you must have 30 days supply of your medications, and also practice behavioral exercises to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What happens if i take off the capsule (adderall) and just take the pellets?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If extended-release, u lose efficacy.

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What are the negative consequences of taking someone elses adderall(if you are prescribed)?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Not wise, since that someone else person will have to explain to his/her doctor the shortage in their prescription supply. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take adderall and tessalon perle together?

Drug interaction: According to my sources, there are no interactions between theses two medications. Therefore, as long as they both are prescribed for you, they can be taken as prescribed. ...Read more

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Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Is vasoconstriction caused by Adderall temporary or permanent?

Temporary: Adderall is cleared quickly by the body and the vasoconstriction would resolve after clearance. Continued administration of the medication will likely result in the body adjusting so that the affect will not continue to occur. If it does then an alternative medication must be considered. Best regards. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

What are the long term effects of taking adderall while not prescribed?

Danger: Taking a medication that is not prescribed for you is very dangerous. For safety sake please see your doctor. If you need any medication he/she will prescribe it for you. Please tell the doc the reason you took the medicine in the first place. The doc will help you w/appropriate treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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