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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

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?

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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