I have the same problem with generic Adderall that does nothing. Why?
Sorry but generic and brand name are exactly the same. I found with myself and clients that it’s very much a psychosomatic thing. Basically it’s in your head and I have been there and trust me Big Pharmaceutical companies watch generic companies like a hawk. Because they lose 100s of billions when their patents run.
If they find any generic brand does not meet strict standards and requirements they of course will shut them down and that makes one less competitor when doctors prescrib their brand and they line that doctors pockets with lots of perks, attractive women and men bring their whole office lunch and pass out free samples.
In Canada we 90% use generic and it saves billions. Only recently has the US allowed any generic drugs. They used to actually have laws, campaigns and stories about how generic drugs are unsafe, weak, 100 times a dose.
I have to say there are definitely differences between adderall & different generic forms of adderall! I was taking Teva 30 mg forever, years! Then one day, I got pink round pills. Awful! After that I went searching for a pharmacy that carried Teva. None! Something happened and there was a shortage I was told. This was many years ago. So I suffered with so-so generics that werent that potent but I got through my day. Now, about 6 months ago heres where things went downhill. I picked up the absolute WORST generic form ever made! They were white octagon pills from a company called mallinckrodt. Beware!! For months I was sick and realized these fake adderall generics were to blame! They didnt even work, they made me angry and tired and I felt as if I had the flu.I was in a fog and barely made it through my days as they all melted into one.
In the meantime, no one could figure out why I was sick for so long! Then it hit me, the stupid white octagon pills. After research, and realizing I was not alone, I reported my symptoms to the fda. I spoke with my Dr and he said that even though generics claim to have same ingredients, they are not exactly the same and can affect everyone differently. I hope this helps! Good luck to you!
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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