I am currently prescribed Dexedrine IR 10mg 3 times a day for add/adhd. I had to travel 2&1/2hrs to the nearest pharmacy with my medication. What do I do? What medication could I switch to? PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!
20 Dec 2011
Yikers. I didn't know about that. I take same meds, but get in 90 day increments. Wonder if it has to do with location, or just in general, what the prob is?? Wish I could help you, but that's the only med I've ever been on, since my son was diagnosed first & did all the trials. I ended up being on same med. I assume you've tried Ritalin, Adderall, etc. Your Dr. should know the closest "relative", but I rely, as well, on my Pharmacist for the Pharmacological stuff. They're typically as good as, if not better than the Drs. at knowing the latest, if they're good at what they do. Good luck!
10 Jul 2012
I too live in Alabama (Cottondale near Tuscaloosa) and my Walmart pharmacy finally got in some generic Dexedrine 5mg tablets, though not enough to fill my full prescription (120 of the 180 I need, but I will forgo the other 60 to get what I can NOW), My psychiatrist of nearly two decades put me on generic Adderall 20mg 2x/day last month and I didn't care for them as much as my 'old reliable' dextroamphetamine sulfate 5mg. Maybe the shortage is lessening as major pharmacies like Walmart are able to start restocking. Hope this helps. ADHD = Adding Desirable Habits Daily
20 Dec 2011
I live in Alabama and there is not a one dexedrine around and they are gone for a while. Like you said, I have heard the expected time before dexedrine will be back in circulation is about or around March 2012. That's what I took and now I'm taking adderall. They make me too nervous and I have heart palputations now. Never have before.
I am going to switching to Vyvanse soon as possible. It's plentiful. It turns into dexedrine once in the body. It is suppose to last 8-12 hours per pill. That is my suggestion. I think the dexedrine long-lasting capsules can be found some places.
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