My doctor gave me a med that is labeled "amphet mixed" on the label. The pill looks exactly like the adderall xr 30mg capsule but instead says "M. Amphet Salts; 30 mg" on it. Trying to find out if this is the generic of adderall xr or just adderall or something completely different.
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11 Jun 2010
Even the generic version of adderall my sons capsule says simply adderallxr and nothing more. It sounds like a compounded version of adderall and what i mean by this is it has the medication adderall mixed with the salts of some kind. The generic and non-generic version of adderall always simply says adderallxr so you are not getting the full benefit in my opinion of it cause it is mixed with something else. I do believe it is adderall but not just adderall.
11 Jun 2010
Generic Adderall manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Eon Labs & Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, because the actual name for generic Adderall is very long ("dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and amphetamine sulfate"), the generic name will usually be shortened to fit on your prescription label. Generic Adderall is available in the following strengths:
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 5 mg tablets
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 7.5 mg tablets
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 10 mg tablets
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 12.5 mg tablets
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 15 mg tablets
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 20 mg tablets
Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 30 mg tablets.
It is recommended to seek clarifications from your pharmacist, hope the info helps?
14 Jun 2010
The name brand Adderall XR in the 30 mg. dose comes in a capsule, half of which is clear, the other half a light orange color with "Adderall XR 30 mg" printed in black. I take this for my ADD.
What you describe has got to be the generic version. I also take a short-acting generic form of Adderall, which is always labeled "mixed amphetamine salts" (often shortened to: "MAS" in clinical literature). In your case, they've abbreviated it to: "M. Amphet Salts."
If you've used the brand name XR, take care to notice if there is any difference in effectiveness between the two (generic and real mc'coy. Sometimes the generic isn't as effective... if so, try the same med made by a different generic manufacturer before making a case to use only the brand-name variety.
4 Aug 2011
I think that this IS the generic version of Adderall, which I have taken BTW.
Adderall is "mixed amphetamine salts" which is a mixture of two types of amphetamines. Adderall (Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine)
However, my concern is that there is no XR on your label. If the medication is not XR or SR it does not release slowly into the bloodstream and is not "extended" release or "sustained" release.
I would call my pharmacy to make sure that the pills you have are not just generic adderall that hits your system fast and leaves it fast, causing some ups and downs and requiring (usually) several doses a day. .
20 Mar 2012
I just got my Adderall xr 20mg prescription filled and the label says "AMPHETAMINE SALTS ER 20MG CAP". I was there when the prescription was dropped off and there was no talk of getting generics. My mom picked up the pills and assured me that there was no discussion about getting generics. I wondered because I have always been skeptical of generic medications. So I am fairly certain that the meds I got were the regular name brand form of Adderall and not the generic kind. Either the pills are just labelled differently or maybe this particular pharmacy has the pills labelled that way. Adderall is a mixture of amphetamine salts so what you have is probably the name brand Adderall, and you are in the same situation as me. Or you have the generic form of Adderall, but it would not be something entirely different if it looks the same and is labeled as amphetamine salts.
Also, from what I here, most generic meds are the exact same chemical formula just with a different label on the pill. In the case of Adderall, the generic form is even produced exactly the same by the same drug company just labelled differently, but pharmacies and insurance companies treat generics differently. Hope this helped.
1 Jul 2013
Adderall XR and all the generic forms of Adderall are certainly not the same. Someone answered that there was a generic form of the XR (extended release). I was unaware of this. I have ADD and took Adderall XR for several years. Then I was informed that no insurance company in my area would cover it. My doctor and I tried for months, along with the pharmacy and were absolutely turned down. The generic works somewhat. It makes me irritable and I have outbursts if the dosage is too high or low. That can also happen with the brand name, but it isn't so extreme. It has far less side effects, and the benefits noticeably improve my thinking and abilities to stay on task. My mother had the same experience. I have talked to others with similar effects.
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