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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)?

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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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In fact, under an agreement with shire (which originally made adderall) i believe that brand name Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is actually made by barr, a generic company!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.

In brief: 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In fact, under an agreement with shire (which originally made adderall) i believe that brand name Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is actually made by barr, a generic company!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.
Dr. Donald Haupt
Dr. Donald Haupt
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Several, is cost- effective & works fine if doses more than once a day since it is not long-acting like the xr form.

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Several, is cost- effective & works fine if doses more than once a day since it is not long-acting like the xr form.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Would not recommend switching between brands, cost and efficacy are not same.

In brief: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)

Would not recommend switching between brands, cost and efficacy are not same.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: It costs less

Manufactures of generic medications are allowed to make their product 75% to 125% as effective as branded medication.
Generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) works well for many, but not all, people who did well on branded adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) including adults.

In brief: It costs less

Manufactures of generic medications are allowed to make their product 75% to 125% as effective as branded medication.
Generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) works well for many, but not all, people who did well on branded adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) including adults.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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