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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

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Dr. Matthew Davis
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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