I have been on generic Adderall since 2017. The mfr, was Teva. My pharmacy changed their supplier to Camber, (without telling me). I asked the pharmacist about it because I noticed a Hugh change in my symptoms. It was like I wasn’t taking anything, my attitude has changed, I can’t get things done, I feel like I’m having meltdowns because I can’t get my stuff done. Depression is getting worse. Feeling very angry for no reason. It’s like my life went back to the way it was before Adderall. He told me it’s a price war on Adderall at the moment and he couldn’t change it because of corporate but that he did have others complaining about it too. I also noticed the name change on this, I am not taking the salts version, and when I asked my doctor about it, she says that she doesn’t have any way to change it. Does this sound correct to anyone else? I’m seriously seeing a big difference, enough that I’m having to take 3 pills a day, every day now(per my doctor, was taking 2 per every other day,) with little change in my attention/ symptoms. I don’t want more pills, just the one that worked for me. Any suggestions on this would be helpful.
Has anyone taken the generic medication Adderall, made by Camber?
Question posted by Dkrose50 on 5 May 2022
Last updated on 9 January 2023
I did some research & Camber just started making generic Adderall in January 2022. This is a direct quote from Camber’s website:
“Camber Pharmaceuticals is a fully integrated international pharmaceutical company that maintains quality and integrity in all its products. Its parent company, Hetero Drugs of Hyderabad India, is one of the world’s leading API and finished dosage manufacturers.”
So it IS manufactured in India, & the FDA doesn’t regulate the potency of generic drugs overseas. Usually, the potency only has to be 20% at a MINIMUM per overseas guidelines (not laws, just guidelines).
Now, with the severe Adderall shortage, many are forced to take overseas generics so they don’t go into withdrawal. Thanks to the DEA’s ridiculous quota limits on controlled substances, that’s why we are in this mess, it’s not the US manufacturers’ fault. They’re limited by the DEA in what CII drugs they’re able to produce.
First the DEA went after safe & regulated Rx opioids, decreasing the amount made by manufacturers almost 75% the last 7 years (which has done nothing to stem ODs, they’ve skyrocketed because it’s always been illicit drugs driving the crisis, not prescriptions, contrary to what shows like Dopesick would have you believe), & now they’re after stimulants & benzos.
We are in trouble and the shortages are only going to get worse.
I have been taking Adderall for years. The pharmacy only had the Camber . This medicine is toxic!!! The Camber Brand caused me to get very nauseous, severe headache, blurred eyes, tachycardia, anxiety, very fatigued, unable to focus at all. This Mfr Camber is so toxic I became a total different person. I even tried a lower dose still had the same side effects. This medication needs to be recalled. I was taking the mfr Zydus and didn't have any side effects. Does anyone know where I can get this or have any suggestions?
craziness ive gotten for 3 months straight different generics they are all VERY DIFFERENT
I too have kmgotten less effective results with Camber vs Teva 20mg. Walgreens pharmacies insists the dosages are the same but I don't feel it. They tried to switch me once before, but switched me back to Teva when I complained. Recently Walgreens again switched me to Camber without notice, but they said they had no choice, because they couldn't buy Teva. Based on personal use, I do not believe the two meds have equal amounts of the main ingredient. I will not accept the Camber pills again.
After 20 years of adderall, (with various manufacturers) I was given this type of adderall to take. It was horrible. Symptoms were 10 times worse, I felt like I wanted to jump around from task to task, getting nothing done, and honestly just feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I DO NOT RECOMMEND.
I don't know if you are taking the IR or the XR pill. I take 30mg XR once a day, I been on it for 2 years. I started with Mallincrodt brand, then Walgreens switched to Camber brand for a month, and now it's been Teva for awhile now. I noticed the camber one was stronger it seemed. Made me focus a lot more, at first it made me tweaky a little for the first hour or so then I felt fine all day just more focused. After about a week the tweaky feeling went away. I had no issues with stomach pains, or mood swings or anything like that. I actually been calling around different pharmacies to see if they have the camber brand.
I have taken several Generic brands of Adderall off and on for twenty years. You are correct, Camber Adderall is the least effective. Actually not effective at all. I now have the same symptoms, like I wasn't taking anything. As of last month Camber Adderall was the only Generic in five Pharmacy's in my area. I'll talk to my Doctor later this month.
I have taken the Camber version and have noticed the difference just like everyone else. Does anyone know what pharmacy has the Teva brand? Walgreens supplies the Camber brand.
I filed a complaint with the FDA. Camber was worse than ineffective. My doctor was kind enough to go through the hassle of letting me refill early with TEVA and said that he’s getting a lot of complaints about Camber. Camber made me feel sad and more distracted than I am without meds. I couldn’t take it.
I'm having the same problem. Adderall was a life saver for me. The medication I was taking for years (for depression and anxiety) stopped working. I experimented for a long time with so many meds looking for a substitute that worked well, and nothing did until my doctor suggested Adderall. I was so happy to have found one medication that effectively treated so many symptoms. Then my pharmacy started filling my prescription with a brand other than Teva. I noticed immediately. It doesn't even seem like the same medication. It just doesn't work. And now my pharmacy is always out of Teva brand. You can wait 2 weeks and still not get it. In fact, all of the pharmacies in the area have a Teva shortage. I guess I'm going to have to start experimenting again. It's really frustrating. Why create a medication if you can't produce enough to make it available to people who need it? It's all about money and politics and sick people get lost in the shuffle.
Have your doc request Teva in the notes when she sends in the script, any decent pharma will order it, especially if you are not in an area with options.
I am not sure what the "salts" version is (thought the ingredients for adderall /generic, amph/dext, are technically salts?). Personally, I take the instant release (IR) tabs 20mg version, my pharm gave me a bottle last month with "Cam" on it, was told that was Camber. It was easily the best generic I have had in the past decade or so. No "speedy" side effects and it just works. Not like the sugar pill ones I have had in the past either, I can recognize the cycles fading off to signal its time for the next dose while working - didnt even have to set an alarm for it toward the end of the month.
There were no physiological effects I had with Tev : tension, anxiety amplifier on very stressful days, compulsive skin-picking. And Tev was the one I have been requesting because the others are so much worse.
Maybe look to changing to IR tabs from extended pills, if you are taking 2 every other day I am guessing you are on the extended release XR? (still odd considering the half life of 10 hours, unless it is being used off label for something other than ADHD?) I had all kinds of issues with XR and the switch to IR made life better. Also, if you have depression, I have read Strattera is a much better ADHD med for those also dealing with that as well
I take generic Adderall IR.
Walgreens has always given me
I have tried many, if not all Adderall generics, and I can say this cogently:
Something is profoundly wrong with Adderall IR manufactured by Camber Pharmaceuticals.
I submitted a complaint to the FDA which you can also complete on their page to report a medication and I encourage everyone who has experienced this generic who has Experienced similar lack of efficacy to -please- take the time to fill out the report page on fda.gov.
It only takes about 10 minutes!
I know you think you’re only one person but it still matters
When I took my 30MG Camber Adderall, within 10 minutes I fell asleep.
I don’t know what more I can see than that!
Something is very wrong with Camber Adderall.
Same exact thing happened to me. I never thought to ask what generic brand it was for Adderall 30mg. At first I did not take noticed the shape and taste was different because I had been out of the med for a day and was having withdrawal symptoms. When I did I happened to have a doctors appointment. In the past he is aware how I have issues with other generic brands. Since prescriptions are sent electronically, he suggested he written a script out so I could i can inquire what generic is stocked and may need to shop around. Which makes one feel like a criminal. Turns out the following time to refill Walgreens was back ordered for days ( did not bother to ask what’s coming in because I needed to get this med filled. I work nights on weekends so I found Savon pharmacy had generic Adderall 3mg in stock.
In already knew from the past they carry an awful generic but it was Sunday and I needed something for the fibromyalgia pain I do have in the morning and most generics will take the edge off. This generic was worse than the Camber. I believe it is from Northstar. I take 3 30mg /day and felt nothing. Thinking I must have missed a dose I took a 4th ( not a good idea with high blood pressure) but some effect was there along with more bad symptoms. Dizziness, more depressed, falling asleep on a turnpike after work during AM traffic. Doctor sent an electronic script to Walgreens. Not sure what they have but of course it’s too early for insurance to pay. Script does state early refill. I plan to call the pharmacy and my health insurance. I’m the meantime I’m taking this generic because withdrawals are worse
I’ve had the same experience and add to that an allergic reaction to the medication. I’m having a difficult time functioning as well. I read on another forum that there’s actually a law suit against Camber. I haven’t looked it up yet but will post when I do. You’re not alone! I’m going to call my insurance and see if I can get prescribed brand name which is Shire. They will sometimes allow this if there are issue. If that doesn’t work I’m going to figure out how I can get Teva prescribed consistently. The issue is that the pharmacies dont always have control over what they get. They can make requests bit there are no guarantees. This can derail a person who has ADD. Its made my life miserable for the past 2 weeks and actually scaring me because they are severe and happened so quickly.
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