I was wondering if anyone knows the answer as to whether or not the generic Adderall ER has the same reaction as well as the same ingredients? I know that there is a difference in generic brands of Adderall ER even though doctors, as well as pharmacists, say that there isn't! Please let me know if you have tried the actual brand name of Adderall as well as the generic. Thanks,
Is there a difference in generic Adderall ER and the brand name Adderall?
Question posted by thejudy69 on 15 Aug 2017
Last updated on 1 March 2021 by javid82
Okay I am going to put this in the simplest layman's terms I possible can: SHIRE Pharmaceuticals crated and makes Adderall and the capsules and tablets are 1/4+1/4+1/4+1/4 of the 4 different amphetamine family.
Adderall and Mydayis are trade names for a combination drug containing four salts of amphetamine. The mixture is composed of equal parts racemic amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which produces a (3:1) ratio between dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine, the two enantiomers of amphetamine. Both enantiomers are stimulants, but differ enough to give Adderall an effects profile distinct from those of racemic amphetamine or dextroamphetamine, which are marketed as Evekeo and Dexedrine/Zenzedi, respectively. Adderall is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is also used as an athletic performance enhancer, cognitive enhancer, appetite suppressant, and recreationally as an aphrodisiac and euphoriant.
It is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the phenethylamine class.
The Generics do not have to mix the amphetamine substances in the exact same ratio as Brand Name Adderall as long as their medication is show to me within 80-115% the same as the name brand. The problem with that is by using a different amount of Levoamphetamine over the Dextro-amphetamine it can cause serious negative side effects in patients. Some patients may not notice a difference but, almost 100% of all patients in ALL studies across the board without knowing which one they're being given stated the Brand Name was 10 times more effective and less adverse on their systems than all the generics it was tested beside in all the studies so far.
Yes there is a big difference! Ive been on genetic adderal for 4 years . ( cor ) they stopped making it two months ago. I thought the pharmecy gave me wrong prescription, pills were now orange. Called my pharmisist and he told me what happened. The orange 20 mg did nothing for me. The next month i decided to pay for real adderal.. What a huge difference! No jittery feeling. No bad crash . I tske 20 mgs x2 a day . I try to take it at least. Im sure everyone else can say same thing... we forget to take first dose or second or both meds but if i miss a dose its too late to take it. My ins. Covers a little bit but Im paying 370.00 for 60 pills a month. Well worth it to me. Its so much better.I Wasnt diagnosed till 52 years old only becsuse my mom and my two sons and my neices were diagnosed with i also have aunts and uncles and cousins that have it also Ive found out recently...
Judy; AS FAR AS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN BOTH THE GENERIC AND BRAND HAVE TO BE 100% EXACT and the few people that may notice a little difference it is what they call the inert ingredients or binders that can make some difference on some people but they are the same as the brand name and have to hold the same standards as the Fda applies to the brand name.
Legally the generic has to be identical but sometimes I wonder how identical? I have seen a few different brands of 'Adderall' and some contained different amphetamine salts in different ratios.
Sorry but I can't recommend one over the other due lack of experience.
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