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.
I think they charge it because they can. Greed comes to mind also as there is no way that Adderall costs anywhere remotely near that to manufacture.
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
Basically comes down to where you live, state, city, etc, the Pharmacy, and obviously more important, what type of insurance you have. I literally just got my Adderall XR 20mg (Generic Form) , with a 2 month supply of 60, and I literally paid nothing out of pocket. I figured I would pay something or a lot, since its the XR, generic or not, but my insurance paid in full. Same with my 60 Klonopins. I only have Blue Cross/Blue Shield, from the Market Place insurance, which has been hit or miss in the past, but it keeps getting better. Look into various Pharmacys and if available compare insurance coverages, because my Market Place Insurance is better than my employer.
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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