I've been on Adderall xr 15mg for over a year. It helps some but i could be better. my doc just put me on 20 mg xr reCently, and it is not working as well as the lesser dose! ? How can that be? And how can i tell my doctor without sounding like a nut? Has anyone had experience wIth name brand verses generic? I don't want to suggest this without hearing from Others because doctors are always convinced that there is no difference for some reason.
In my experience I've never had any differences in the effects with taking generic adderall vs. brand- or at least none that I've noticed. Although I did switch to concerta for a year & that was when my insurance transferred to only covering brand name adderall. You're probably just building a tolerance to the meds, to be honest. Hope this helps
Hi, you shouldn't notice a difference, the active ingredients are the same in the brand name & the generic... however some people do find that one works better than the other - for example, i take Seroquel XR and my surgery was trying to cut costs and switched me to a generic version, and i really did notice the difference, so it is possible... You may need to try the increased dose for a little while longer to see if it is going to improve for you... but certainly speak to your doctor about it
Hi again kaw06 lots of misunderstanding about generic drugs,The only real difference is they do not have to have the same inactive ingredents in them some people this dose make a difference to some people but more on the rare side both brand and generic are allowed the same difference of 3.5% difference please note they also draw blood from patients at the same time and find the same amount of medication in there system as brand name drugs..Here this is right from the FDA SITE I COPYED FOR YOU FEEL FREE TO GOOGLE IT YOU CAN GET GOOD INFO THERE.. FACT: FDA does not allow a 45 percent difference in the effectiveness of the generic drug product.
FDA recently evaluated 2,070 human studies conducted between 1996 and 2007. These studies compared the absorption of brand name and generic drugs into a person’s body. These studies were submitted to FDA to support approval of generics. The average difference in absorption into the body between the generic and the brand name was 3.5 percent. Some generics were absorbed slightly more, some slightly less. This amount of difference would be expected and acceptable, whether for one batch of brand name drug tested against another HAVE A GOOD SUNDAY..Chuck1957
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