Does anyone else feel that adderall by Mallinckrodt is like taking a sugar pill? I don't feel anything but except tired unfocussed and cloudy. I do not think that this brand contains the same ingredients as my usual brand. Is anyone else experiencing this and know what I can do or if my doctor will write me a new script?
I've been taking 30mg instant release adderall for years by the manufacturer Teva. They're orange and oval shaped. On 11/9/2018, I took my prescription to three different pharmacies and all had NONE in stock. I finally found one with adderall in stock but was informed that it is a different manufacturer. She told me it possesses the same ingredients and has the same effects but IT IS NOT. I received adderall from the manufacturer MALLINCKRODT and it is white and shaped like an octagon. I do not feel anything.
I recently tried Adderall generic by Teva. It is orange, oval with 973 b on one side and 20 on the other. I felt absolutely nothing. I was prescribed 20 mg twice a day. Because the meds had no effect whatsoever I tried 40 and then 60 mgs. Nothing. I went back to the prescribed dosage and will discuss this ineffective medicine with my doctor. I wonder what is going on?
16 Nov 2018
Same here! All of a sudden my pharmacy gave me the Mallinckrodt and not the usual orange pills. They suck! Soo, Next time around went to fill my monthly script and what do ya know, same white pills! I switched to a different pharmacy following month and again Mallinckrodt !!! W. T. F. Is happening here?? Where are my orange pills? So, I end up taking 2 30mg pills at same time and that seems to help but then Im sick! Like nauseous sick. Never had this happen to me in over 10 years. Switching again to new pharmacy, hopefully its not Mallinckrodt...
13 Dec 2018
I have been Taking Generic Adderall for about 4 years Now. I will tell you for a fact that there is a Difference between Manufactures. I Currently take 30mg Twice a day. I have tried Aurabindo, Sun Pharma, Mylan, Cor Pharma and Teva. I use Super 1 and they always let me Request the brand that I want to try. After the Trial and Era period, I came to this definite Conclusion. While all these Pills are supposed to be the same, they are most definitely not!!! Cor Pharma ( Round Pink) is ok, Aurabindo (Larger Round Orange), Sun Pharma ( Round Yellow), Mylan ( Small Round Orange ) Are Awful! I Personally didn't get any Benefit from those 3, except for some bad side effects! Teva ( Football Shape Orange b974 ) is the one that works Great! I feel like I can concentrate, be productive, not wonder off and have an all around great feeling. With all that in mind, Medications work different in some people. Someone else's experience might be completely different than mine.
Your Pharmacy can order any Manufacture you request, If they are available. Also, if they wish to take the time to do so. I hope this information and my experience helps with someone trying to find the correct medication.
28 Dec 2018
My pharmacy filled my last prescription with the Mallinckrodt brand and I didn’t think anything because medicines change from time to time. I have had headaches and no energy whatsoever just felt under the weather. It took me about a week and a half to figure it out but this is the only med I am on that has changed. I will always make sure I am never given this brand again. Its bad enough I suffer from depression and my doctor and I had finally found the right combination and I felt great then this happens. My opinion is that this should be taken off the market. I am not sure what is in it but it is nothing like the Teva brand at all.
1 Jan 2019
When I filled my Med last month I was given a generic made my Epic Pharma. I have never felt so bad in my life. I have only been on adderall for 4 months and finally thought I was getting my life back. Well, these pink pills I was given this month have made me irritable, sleepy, bloated, and so sick I have literally almost threw up. I have done some research and found out that my local Ingles only uses Teva generic and does not switch every month like CVS seems to be doing. I am scared to try any other brand other than that one because I know it worked for me and I truly can’t live another month like this one. I feel like a lot of these generics need to just be taken off the market. I’ve used generic drugs all my life and I’ve never had any reaction like this. I’m going to ask my Dr if she can put that only Teva can be used as a substitute. Idk if they. An do that but I really hope she can.
10 Jan 2019
Rodger that! On January 9, 2019 I picked up my regular monthly prescription of generic Adderall 30MG at my local CVS and found it to be Mallinckrodt.
I’ve never had (what feels like) an underhanded switch up like this. I have taken the orange ones (TEVA or by AUROBINDO) for over 3 years and have experienced zero to no side effects.
I am also currently experiencing a headache with this new manufacturer.
I don’t have expert experience with headaches or migraines, but this is what I believe to be experiencing. I dont take Tylenol or any over the counter pain relieving drugs either.
I just took my second pill (earlier than my normal 4 hours apart / or as needed) and it seemed to help the side effect go astray for now.
Best of luck to you all and next time I will have my doctor write a note on my prescriptions about what manufacturers are acceptable. I will also do my research on other pharmacies near me and call them to make sure they can fill what I would need that day.
11 Jan 2019
Can't find any at all here in Florida. My Walgreen's says they've been out of 20mg for a month. Trying to switch to another size. Other pharmacies also seem to be out. I hope it's not the trade issues with China that's causing this.
15 Jan 2019
YES! I always get the Teva Ｂrand (oval orange shaped) however this month my pharmacy didn’t have any in stock for days. Not any brand at all so I had to wait for a shipment. I got those octagon nightmares. I am prescribed 20mg 3x daily. I can not feel anything unless I take 2 at a time. I’m going to talk to my doctor because now I’m going to be short for the month. there is no possible way that these pills contain the same active ingredients. There’s just no way. I saw a post that was dated back to 2014 regarding this very issue in which I believe there was some sort of confrontation with the manufacturer regarding the authenticity of these pills. I’ll see if I can find it again to post.
31 Jan 2019
You are so correct, the Mallinckrodt generic amphetamine is without exception suboptimal and ineffective as reported by many of my pharmacy patients. The only way that this problem will be investigated and resolved if you the patient or health provider report the product problem to the FDA. Call 1-800-FDA-1088 Do it today for yourself and the many others so affected. I am a community pharmacist since 1972 and this has been recently a very hot topic. It must be resolved and all lots must be recalled in my humble opinion
31 Jan 2019
Hi gang! Sorry to hear about the lousy experiences some of our group members have been having. Seems that Mallinckrodt gets the worst press. I take Adderall 20mg twice daily (not the XR version). Either TEVA or Sandoz works fine for me, although I favor Sandoz--just a personal pref, don't think one's better than the other. Hey thetooshay! Your pharmacist apparently misinformed you (e.g. that Mallinckrodt possesses the same ingredients as does TEVA); not all pharmacists, nay, not all human beings, are honest. Best suggestion I'll offer is absolutely speak to your doctor, say you're sick of getting the runaround (after all, it's YOUR $$ you're spending), and have him or her find a pharmacy which will prescribe the brand of Adderall you want.
12 Feb 2019
I am currently taking this brand for the first time. There is definitely a difference that at first it felt like it was doing nothing. Continued taking and it seemed to get better. For me it seemed like the energy rush I normally get was more gradual and it seemed to stay with me longer throughout the day. I am almost hoping when I go to refill, this is the brand I get. I had a problem with another brand, so my Dr. Wrote me another prescription but I had to turn over the ones that were not working and I had to of course, pay for it myself. I do experience the headaches as well. Hope things have gotten better for you.
16 Feb 2019
Mallinckrodt is absolutely the worst generic adderall substitute I have EVER taken in my life. I have taken adderall for over 19 years. I take 30mg 2x a day for Narcolepsy. I was given the white octagon Mallinckrodt brand pill a little over a month ago and that is exactly when I can trace my symptoms back to starting. The first thing I noticed was that I did not feel like this medication gave me nearly the energy and extra boost I was used to with my regular orange adderall pill, but of course probably like everyone else, I just attributed this to being overworked/overly tired and dismissed it. However, more noticeable symptoms then did cause me to begin to take notice.
Every day around early evening when my medication is normally wearing off, my symptoms would begin including: getting achy all over (back pain, neck pain, legs, arms, literally all over), headaches, fever (started taking it whenever I felt like I knew I had one and sure enough every time 100+), chills, sweating, constipation, nauseous, lethargic, low blood pressure (checked frequently with cuff), etc.* Since it is flu season, I legitimately thought I had the flu. I realized it wasn't the flu when the symptoms persisted but never developed into anything more. However, the symptoms did keep me from several events with family and friends because I didn't feel well enough or physically up to doing anything, but lay in bed. Additionally, before I knew it wasn't the flu, I didn't want to give any germs to family/friends so I missed out on some pretty special time. I came across this website this morning and feel confident after reading these posts that it could definitely be related to this switch in manufacturers for the adderall. In over 19 years I have NEVER ever had this happen and I have taken the orange oval shaped one, orange circle, and a pink circle versions of generic adderall. I have never written as much as a review on a product much less a personal post like this, but I feel this situation is so serious that I have to share my experience with this manufacturer, Mallinckrodt. I even tried to contact the FDA today, but unfortunately they are only open Monday-Friday. I will be calling first thing next week. I also have a scheduled appointment with my general practitioner next week to have blood work drawn. I made the appointment before reading the posts on this site, but I still would like to rule out any other causes of these persistent daily symptoms.
*Although most of those on this post who take adderall are not taking for Narcolepsy and this symptom may not apply to you, I have also noticed for the past month I have also been having very vivid dreams that I can remember the next morning. Having Narcolepsy, this is VERY abnormal as I never ever dream.
8 Mar 2019
Absolutely! I've been taking the Teva orange for years. The past 2 months, my pharmacy has given me MALLINCKRODT because of manufacturer shortage of Teva. I can't function! I called my pharmacist and was told they hear that a lot.
16 Mar 2019
I’ve never had Mallinckrodt but I’ve had the worst time trying to fine the orange oval shaped ones (Teva or Barr) Not to mention trying to find IR 20 mg is nearly impossible in the town I live in right now. I finally found them the day my script was ready. Last month I had these peach colored circle ones from Aurobindo that were HORRIBLE! Did nothing.
22 Apr 2019
I have the same problem!!! I've been taking adderall since I was in 8th grade (I'm almost 30 years old) and have NEVER had this problem with other adderall manufacturers except for Mallinckrodt. I'm convinced they are sugar pills.