I have adult ADD. Adderall 20mg IR is perfect and effective for me, but it's unavailable and I'm told to give up searching. What is the most similiar drug to adderall 20mg IR that I can get now from my local pharmacy? Adderall XR and ritalin 20mg are not effective. Help, I'm getting discouraged.
4 Nov 2011
hi lfyusa... im danielle... i used to take adderall IR 20 mg also, and wasn't able to get it last month... i went on adderall XR 20 mg because there was nothing else, it worked well for me at 2 of the 20 mg in the morning... after a while, it faded a bit by afternoon, so my doc upped me to 3 of the 20 mg XR, and after a week, i started getting tired of having trouble sleeping, so i cut back to 2 of the 20 and did some research and found Dexedrine IR to be a good substitute. I was able to fill the Rx at a Walgreen's, i live in Delaware... my doc is starting me on the 5 mg, but dexedrine is mostly all d-amphetamine salt, so 5 mg of Dexedrine IR is equivalent to 10 mg IR of adderall IR. i will dose up to 2 of the 5 mg in a day or 2, so that will be like the 20 mg IR adderall. Call the pharmacies in your area and see if they carry Dexedrine. It only comes in generic, the brand names are not carried anymore, so it is cheap.
It is similar to adderall IR but without the side effects of jitteryness and irritability when it wears off, or at least that's how it was with me. It's worth trying! The generic name of the drug is dextroamphetamine. Good luck!
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