I want to know because I have had success with Teva but recently was give the brand Mallinckrodt and I am having terrible side effects.
Mallinckrodt is the WORST!! I got so sick from it! And it didnt work, made me tired and feel ill. I suffered for months before realizing what was happening. Finally talking with my Dr we realized it was the Mallinckrodt crap drug. Who knows whats really in it. I even reported it to the FDA and the company. I too was taking Teva 30mg for years and then was switched to a different generic (not my request, just what was available) which was ok. Then this horrible white pill!! Thankfully my pharmacy got Teva back in! I wish you well and hope this helps!
The Mallinckrodt generic is by far the Worst of All manufacturers of amphetamine salts.
In my nearly 50 years of pharmacy practice, this is today the most common complaint.
The FDA allows a +/- 20 discrepancy between like generics and I believe this one exceeds the most under performing.
I urge you to report it to the FDA at 1-809-FDA-1088.
They depend on reports from patients and health providers to provide this information.
It's the only way they will conduct a thorough investigation.
Do it for yourself and the many others so affected
I have also found it incredibly frustrating to get answer about where I *can* find the right version. I've known for a long time that there is a +/- 20% difference in generics and it is often the difference between humming along in a functional fashion or being a puddle of waste on the floor. This is unacceptable. I am at my wit's end again over trying to locate the Teva brand. I find that what often happens is when the distributor wants to offload a brand they make everything else unavailable regardless of if the manufacturer has a shortage. The other thing that happens is every five or seven years companies go out of business altogether as happened when barr transitioned to teva and for a while the corepharma version worked well for me. So, can anyone answer me, who's the new corepharma so I can at least go that route.
The aurolife brand is a disaster for me and given the online reviews I'm completely unwilling to even give Mallinckrodt a try. I've called McKesson and Teva to try and figure it out but alas it is near EOD Friday. The thing that gives me the most anxiety is every time I have to fill my prescription, not knowing if I'll have to go on another wild goose chase, where often when I call a pharmacy I am treated like a drug addicted nobody rather than the incredibly sane, rule following person I am.
I am so upset. A 20% difference in a medication that governs my brain and ability to control impulses is a BIG difference. I feel powerless right now.
I take Adderall 30mg daily and the brand I get at my local Ma & Pa pharmacy is TEVA. My experience has been positive.
As for Mallinckrodt--I've heard nothing but bad press from other group members, and now you've stepped up to the proverbial plate and added your horror story. As a patient--and a customer--you have the right to insist on receiving the brand you wish. If they jerk you around--look for another pharmacy. I suggest the grass-roots Ma Pa pharmacies; they get to know you and you get to know them.
Teva is the best by far! I tried the white, and doesn't give the same effect. I tried the yellow and that made me feel sick and gave me a smacky feeling. I finally found that Walgreens and Walmart carry Teva by me, so start with them. When I would call to ask around, I would tell the pharmacist the other brands made me feel sick. I never had a problem with anyone questioning me.
The orange oval or "pumpkin" pills made by Teva Pharmaceuticals is the best. Next would be the round orange pill with E 404 made by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. The absolute worst is the pink round made by Core Pharmaceutical and the white octagon by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
I too, was taking Teva 10 mg. tablets (twice daily) and had no issues but recently I was given Mallinckrodt and it's absolutely HORRIBLE!!! I was told that they have the "Same" active ingredients and if that's true, then the bad side effects must be caused by the inert ingredients used by Mallinckrodt. At any rate; I would rather take nothing at all than take Mallinckrodt.
Teva only Walgreens sells it in my city. Since getting a bad batch of even Teva I have asked my Neurologist to prescribe the NAME BRAND. If you have insurance do a Prior Authorization to make them pay for it because its NOT the same. Every single dose of Adderall name brand has been consistent and full force.
Your problem is you MUST call pharmacy, ask who the manufacturer is, if not Teva, (used to be Barr) then keep calling until u find who does have Teva, Walgreens is most consistent.
There is a huge diff between Amp salts & the dextro junk. Have been taking this for many, many moons and know what's hot and what's not. Personally, from much experience, Teva is the best, hands down. The brand Adderall is, to me, like dextro, prob is.
Only get Teva.
Hope I helped.
In my opinion, Teva currently makes one of the better generic versions of Adderall. Ask your doctor to write on the prescription to "dispense Teva only". If you are unable to tolerate the generics, your doctor can fill out a Prior Authorization for the brand Adderall. Since the co-pay will be more costly (since the brand Adderall IR is usually a Tier 3, or higher), there is also a Tier Lowering Exception Form that your doctor may be unaware of, which would make the co-pay more affordable. Having said that, please check your insurance plan's new 2020 formulary. BCBS plans who use Express Scripts, and/or Optum for home delivery, will be dropping the Adderall IR brand--many other carriers will be doing the same. Starting Jan 1, 2020, if you go to a doctor who doesn't have electronic prescribing capability, Optum will not accept paper prescriptions for controlled substances. Your local pharmacy will still accept them. This is not a mandate from the DEA, just a decision made by Optum.
Teva by far, but I read and heard from Pharmacist and reliable sources that their patent is up July 2020. :)
TEVA. Also, you should avoid aurobindo. It is completely ineffective for me, and actually makes me fall asleep.
I just started using Capsule Pharmacy, and you can request specific manufacturers! It’s only in NYC right now but I think they are expanding next year. It’s kind of amazing!
I am not sure if there is a connection between people having bad side effects of mallinckrodt brand adderall after initially taking teva, or I respond very well to 2020(not sure if they changed formula) mallinckrodt. But Teva brand gives me the side effects all of you suffered from. As well as name brand. But I respond best to mallinckrodt brand. Even vyvanse is too much for me
I was having some issues with Mallinckrodt generic as well. So I spoke to my doctor and explained to him how my heart was racing and they made me feel awful. He called the pharmacy for me and found me a better generic and insisted I never be given that one again.
I have found that the Lannett version of generic Adderall is no different than Teva. They both have a sweet taste and I personally can’t tell the difference. Any other version is junk. My psychiatrist sends my Rx to the pharmacy specifying only dispense Teva or Lannett. He has told me many patients who end up with any other genetic eventually calls the office and wants a new prescription.
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