I have searched the internet and cannot find an answer to my question. I went to fill my prescription of Adderal XR last month and there was a powder inside rather than the little beads. This month I went to a different pharmacy and received the capsules with the beads inside. My brother-in-law recently received his prescription of 20mg and he had the powder inside. He thinks they are fake. I tried explaining I had the same ones last month. Anyway, he used to deal with this small town pharmacist who used to fill his medication every month; he would spend thousands filling his prescriptions without health insurance (Oxycontin 80mg-120, percocet 10mg-120, etc). He could have easily filled them at a pharmacy in the city (about 45 minutes away from his home), especially since he is always here. But this pharmacist would occasionally lend him a few if he was running short and deduct it from his next script. After two years he asked the dr to put him on something cheaper and was given the pain patches and other stuff. He took the adderal to his old pharmacist near his home and was told they were NOT adderal. Is that possible? With adderall XR, do they only come with the little beads inside or do they have a company who makes a powder?
23 Dec 2012
What did the capsules looke like and did they have any markings. That is the only way we can say for sure if its adderall. If both of you got them at a reputable pharmacy, they shouldn't be counterfeit. Doing that can cause major legal problems for a pharmacy. Did you get them at the same pharmacy? There is always the potential for someone in the pharmacy to have emptied them and replaced it with some inert powder. This is pretty hard to pull off tho, with the way pharmacies are set up these days. Adderall xr, the brand name, has only beads. I can't find a description of the generic.
11 Jan 2013
I have had a lot of experience with adderall,and have never heard of or seen them with powder inside.the beads in the XR capsules are what make them extended release?maybe the pharmacy made a mistake?Ive had riteaid pharmacy give me an entire bottle of meds that SAID they were the right pills,but weren't!gotta keep an eye out of human error when getting scripts filled,that's for sure!
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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