Chains and local have mentioned a shortage. I'm thankful I got mine filled two weeks ago. I would like to know if this is widespread. I am mainly referring to the BARR manufacturer, the peach color 20 mg IR. At this point I will take whatever they may have at my next refill. I really cannot stand this uncertainty.
Is anyone here also experiencing an Adderall generic IR shortage as of February 2019?
Question posted by Zinniaz on 12 Feb 2019
Last updated on 11 January 2021 by Almondviolin
I only ask for the purpose of learning of whether or not this is something fairly small and random, or on a worrisome type of level, if that makes sense.
A coworker told me something that I cannot find any info about . She said the shortage had to do with the damage in Porto Rico, bc that’s where they are manufactured.... ? I know not to believe everything someone says, yet curious if that’s even remotely been heard of .
Because the DEA controls the number of Adderall pills a pharmaceutical company can produce. Because the DEA wants to show progress keeping Adderall out of the hands of abusers. Because the DEA has demonstrated they don't care how much hardship legitimate users have to endure because of their numerous regulations. I suspect the prime suspect in the shortage is the DEA.
Have you ever heard of a federal law enforcement agency misbehaving. Think Fast and Furious ATF, plotted and executed a coup to overthrow the president of the United States FBI etc, etc, etc...
I live in northwest Florida and the Walmarts here ran out of All strengths of Adderall (round orange pills. Is that Sandoz?). now we've been through Hurricane Sally and we're trying to clean up and all this time I've had no adderall. I love this site and I'm trying to learn more about the different manufacturers and different effects thank you
Here it is Dec 30th and still no Adderall. I've been taking Adderall XR since the summer as I cannot get my Adderall 60mg IR. What is going on here?? The XR does not work for me as well and now I'm having a hard time finding it. Took my script into Rite Aid in Maryland last week. They said the XR will be in on this Thursday but they've given me two dates already and nothing yet. I've been on the IR for around 15 years now, except for this year.
I have been having a terrible time with mine. I live in Seminole, FL. and I thought I had it straightened out with my pharmacy.I have ADD and take 30mg of Adderall twice a day, but my Insurance will only pay for generics. Most of the U.S. manufacturing companies work fine, but one brand made by Aurobindo Pharmacuticals either doesn't work for me, or it's just plain junk. I have asked my pharmacy not to give me that brand, and usually they cooperate, but last month they claimed that's all they could get. So I went to other pharmacies and got the same story and, because I wasn't a regular, they were keeping theirs for the regulars. I ended up getting the one from the company I didn't want, and I might as well took baby aspirin. I've been having a hard time this month, and it scares me about next month. These companies need MORE regulations.
I must warn you that Publix generic adderall is horrible. It gives me horrible anxiety and makes me jittery. I’ve been taking adderall for a decade To treat my adjusted and I’ve never felt like this after all pharmacy’s being out or wanting to charge outrageous prices I settled. The bottle says Amphetamine salts. Good luck.
I have been out of my orange tablets since August 2019. They are giving me these white octagon shaped pills with and M on one side and a 30 on the other. They don't work that well for me and these give me headaches, like nauseated headaches, I feel dizzy when I turn my head from side to side ( when I'm driving). I'm in Wisconsin and no pharmacy has the orange 30mg Adderall at the moment...
It looks like all the major manufacturers haven't produced it for a few months, but they won't say why. Frustrating!
Does anyone else have these white pills? Is anyone else experiencing these symptoms?
As of September 2019, there is an amphetamines salt 30mg shortage in Eastern Tennessee. I called publix, Walgreens , cvs, Kroger, and Wal-Mart. No one has it! Finally, I call Costco and they have it. I went without my rx for four days. Wal-Mart was the only store that wouldn't tell me over the phone if they had it in stock.
I've never had this much trouble trying to find it. Wal-Mart suggested getting a different dose rx to me in the equivalent amount. I.e instead of 60 30mg generic adderall get the amount equal to that in 15mg or 10mg. I never got my rx switched over to find out if there is a shortage in the 10mg or 15mg as well.
Good luck. I hope everything works out for everyone.
Every wall greens that I have called is out of them to in Connecticut
Unfortunately these shortages occur on a yearly basis. I was told that pharmaceutical companies are only allowed to manufacture a set of mount of this type of prescription drug and are only allowed to increase the manufactured amount by 10% from the previous year. These shortages occur because of the production/manufacture limits that FDA places on pharmaceutical companies that make generic Adderall. For example if a company made 100 pills in 2018 the most they would be allowed to produce in 2019 would be 110 pills as production cannot exceed more than 10% from the previous year.
This was told to me by a retired pharmacist and is an explanation I feel makes the most sense.
I am disappointed that medications that come with a warning to never stop taking medication without consulting doctor or pharmacist due to health concerns doesn't seem to matter to insurance companies or pharmacies as neither seem to be concerned for patients when they refuse to cover or fill prescriptions for patients that have been taking them on a monthly basis for over a decade. Insurance companies now decide what patients can take and not take and pharmacist generally side with the insurance company mandates without regard to considerations of the patient's health related risks for being forced to stop a medication "cold turkey". Insurance companies are playing the role of doctor and making decisions on what medications a person is allowed to take. My current insurance company only approves ADHD medications for people under age of 21. In order for me to get the same prescription I've been on for 20 years. 20 mg amphetamine salts (2 in morning + 1 in afternoon) 60 mg total a day. My doctor now has to do multiple explanations, fill out forms go through multiple hoops explaining why he is prescribing this medication. It's terribly inconvenient and stressful to drop off prescriptions at a pharmacy to find out that the same insurance company I've had for years is once again denying my prescription and requiring my doctor to do to through a bunch of ridiculous hassle multiple times a year to explain why I am being prescribed a medication that records show I've been on it for decades.
I take "drug holidays" on a regular basis every month and I might feel crappy for a few days but I think it's a good thing to do. It's stressful when insurance companies and/or pharmacies change policies that result in patients being forced to go off medications abruptly with little regard to the side affects involved.
I've been trying to fill my script for 30mg tablets for a month now. I've checked with 7 pharmacies here in New Jersey and STILL no one can give me any answers on the problem.
Just left Walgreens, they are out of 30mg ir
The whole state of Massachusetts according to the pharmacy. Now I have to go back to my doctor and ask him to rewrite a script for 20 mg IR . What a headache with all the politics have to go through so they don’t think you’re trying to pull a fast one
As of today September 7, I'm also having a difficult time finding 30mg Adderall in stock. I live on the SC Georgia border and 9 pharmacies (that I called so far) btw the two states are on backorder. I was not aware of the shortage bc my most recent refill was July 26 with no problem. Pharmacy also suggested having script rewritten for 20mg tablets. Was given no time frame for when they may get a shipment.
Still experiencing a shortage on the 30 mg especially the Teva and bar bran it seems to have been going on for a good while and now it’s culminated with the fact that you can’t find any 30s and only if you find pharmacies with common sense will they make up your 30 mg tablets with 20s and tens specially if you’re wanting a particular brand
Sept 2019 - I've been trying to fill my prescription (20mg) for over a week. Pharmacy says it's on back-order and they have no idea when they will be getting it in. This is a busy CVS near a large hospital in metro-Detroit. Anybody having any luck at other pharmacies?
I take 30 mg (peach) twice a day immediate release and it is completely out in South Florida. My doctor had to give me a new prescription for 20mg 3 times a day instead. I called 50 pharmacies before one finally told me to have my prescription changed. This has been going on for this whole year. It has been hit or miss for the 30mg. Thank goodness I finally was able to get it refilled
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