I recently submitted a prescription for generic Adderall (40 mg XR once/day) to my pharmacy--for a dosage I have been on for nearly 6 months--and my co-pay is $250.00 ($360 total before co-pay). I know My med deductible is not fulfilled yet but I do not recall ever paying this much. Generic Adderall does not come in 40 mg pill, so I need 60 20 mg pills for one month. This comes out to $6 per pill. Why is the cost so high? I can't pay this much along with my other prescriptions.
My Dexedrine is over $240 for 180 10mg pills per month but my government copay drug plan pays all after you pay your copay.
All ADD medications cost a lot.
It’s because it’s brand name and no generic companies have been able to duplicate it.
Until recently.. my Dexedrine 10 mg capsules just went generic two weeks ago and since so few generic companies have been manufacturing it they will continue to charge more until competition forces prices to lower.
If I want to keep my brand name Dexedrine it’ll cost me $40 a month
I’m Canadian also
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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