User Reviews for Amphetamine / dextroamphetamine to treat ADHD
Brand names: Adderall, Adderall XR, Mydayis
Amphetamine / dextroamphetamine has an average rating of 6.7 out of 10 from a total of 879 reviews for the treatment of ADHD. 59% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 26% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Amphetamine / dextroamphetamine
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Many adderall/amp-dex tablets before 2020 worked great, especially Teva & Sandoz & occasionally Core. I can honestly say from 2020-now that, they’ve either taken out 1/2 the amount of drug per total MG & replaced it with cheap fillers, or taken the entire drug out and filled it with sugar. Look at the most helpful replies on here, all but 1 are from 2019 and before. If we’re all experiencing the same problems, the issue is the manufacturers, not any of us.This needs to be fixed."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Generic Adderall: TEVA vs. ALVOGEN “All generic adderall is NOT the same trust me!...... I don’t care what your physician or pharmacist may say.“ I’ve taken Adderall for nearly 25 plus years for ADD. WHY? it works twice as good ask anyone whose taken different brands before. For the BEST quality and most potent adderall on the market is made by a company called TEVA. Even pharmacist tell me when they run out of TEVA and must use ALVOGEN their patients complain because the pharmacies cannot keep TEVA in stock because the consumers know it’s the best and most effective for ADD and ADHD."
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Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Since the shortage, Teva is definitely leaving something out or substituting ingredients. That is the problem. I have been struggling for months because these new pills are a joke. I just ran across a few that I had left from before the shortage, took one, and bam... worked like a charm. That's definitely proof that this is NOT a tolerance issue. TEVA shame on you. This is not a joke for those of us who have to take this medication to function in our daily lives."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Hello, been taking Adderall and generics for 25 years. I just spent a year on the ALV manufacturer of amphetamine with dextroamphetamine and everything took a nose dive. GPA went down, personal life, and just general capacity for life. Ended up with some acute OCD do to some other factors. Switched back to TEVA and I'm instantly clearer. Whatever FDA regulations they have controlling this product are either wrong or being ignored. There is a difference between what is supposed to be and what is sometimes; and this is one of those times. I take 30mg twice a day. I always wake up an hour early and take it then go back to sleep so I wake up naturally. With ALV it would 4 hours later instead 45min later. I went from 4.0 GPA in 300 and 400 level classes to barely passing a 100 Level survey course. If wasn't for the recent shortage and having to switch pharmacies I would still be on ALV's trash pills."
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Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I have taken Adderall XR and short acting for 25 years and I got this new XR 30MG the other day Lannett and it made me tired, heart racing, BP accelerated and did NOTHING to help me focus. I contacted the pharmacy and my Dr and he's trying to switch me to another brand because this is a joke. awful.."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I've been taking 20mg IR Adderall for over a year for my ADHD and it's worked wonders. I've tried TEVA and a couple other generics and they worked fine. However, this month my prescription was filled with Alvogen generic amphetamine/dextroamphetamine and let me tell you, it is horrible. After I take my 20mg dose, after 1 hour I begin feeling tired and nauseous. I don't feel focused or motivated, I literally feel like I took a sleeping pill. This has never happened to me while taking adderall until Alvogen brand I will be reporting them to the FDA because this is NOT an acceptable substitute for Adderall."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I take two 30 mg pills a day for ADHD and it has really made a huge difference in my life. I am able to focus on one task at a time and complete it. Works great for giving me the motivation I sometimes lack. Only issue is that when I was given the white or peach ones, they did not seem to work as well as the pink ones. Talked to doctor about it and she added to my prescription to only receive the pink ones. Curious if anyone else has had this issue"
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Teva Adderall is no longer effective after 5 years. The composition of the medication has definitely changed. This has affected me quite negatively and I'm pretty sure it is a manufacturing issue. This needs to be corrected, most of us take the medication because we need it...not because it's fun."
Adderall XR (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I have ADD and chronic fatigue. I had issues with not being able to focus, total attention deficit, anxiety, zero motivation, sleeping all the time, forgetting to use planner, messy house, no organization. Imagine being stuck inside the deepest fog within yourself and not being able to see clearly. I hated the way I felt. Enter Adderall... started out on 10mg XR adjusted to 30mg XR. Side effects: mild headache at back of head, weight loss and thirst. Head ache went away, fog dissipated, as well as the fatigue, messy house, anxiety and attention disorder. I am able to focus, I tackle one thing at a time, I can prioritize, I can get up in the morning and not dread the day ahead of me. I smile a little more, laugh a little more, procrastinate less. I am able to give my children more of the attention they deserve. Adderall for me is not a cure all or a wonder drug but it held my hand and pulled me from the thickest cloud of fog when nothing else could and for that I am thankful."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Generic Adderall varies significantly depending on mfg. Reason being, the FDA says the mfg only has to “demonstrate” it “works in the same way “ as the brand-name. i.e. generic ingredients do Not have to be same which is why so many don’t work and/or make people feel sick. My experience, the only generic that works like the brand-name is Prasco, which acquired Teva’s generic xr in 2016. Few pharmacies use Prasco as their generic because it’s more expensive! My Dr specifies “Prasco generic only” on my prescription for D-Amphetamine ER 30MG Salt combo. By law, the pharmacy must comply if Prasco is one of their overall suppliers. My insurance changed so I called Prasco to see if they sell to Costco. They do. Just takes a day or 2 for the pharmacist to order and fill my script. Walgreens used Prasco as their generic until recently. Now it’s Mallinckrodt which just filed for bankruptcy to settle a slew of opioid lawsuits. It’s all about $"
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Teva Adderall IR 30mg is BAD as of February 2022. I’m shocked. It was one of the best generic brands forever. After 16 years taking this, I’ve never had a problem with a generic brand (aside from Aurolife aka Aurobindo aka Northstar). I had no problem with Lannett unlike others here. I’m falling asleep after I take it. I took an old Lannett I still had and I’m back to normal. This is extremely frustrating; there’s nothing we can do about it."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD and I’ve been taking generic Adderall for about 5 years or so and it was AMAZING. I was able to get work done and also helped me greatly in accomplishing assignments during college. During the last year or so, I’ve noticed that Adderall wasn’t working as efficiently as it used to. I was unable to stay focused, had a hard time completing tasks, and it takes me longer to analyze or register information at work. I thought the generics were an issue so I started taking the brand name Adderall by TEVA. Well, I’ve now come to terms that there is an issue with the manufacturers and/or the components of this prescription. It hasn’t worked the same and it has been affecting me negatively in my work life as well as my home life. Something needs to be looked into, I’m glad I’m not the only one seeing this problem. I now am looking into alternative/holistic medicine."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Since being switched to the generic version of Adderall, Dextroamp-Amphetamine manufactured by Alvogen, I have been experiencing negative side effects for the past three days. I have become irritable, emotional, and easily agitated by noises, including music that I previously enjoyed. I have also been experiencing fatigue, lack of motivation, and difficulty reading. My speech has become slurred and confused, and I have developed tension headaches. I want my sparkle back, and I could care less about anything. I’m surprised I’m writing this review as I am currently feeling scattered and embarrassed."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Adderall is literally the only THING Period that I have tried that has improved my life in the slightest (I have ADD/Treatment-Resistant Depression ) - I got my Bachelors degree in Health & Psychology, I tried EVERY supplement herb, nootropic, etc. I'm commenting here is because of all the people saying how it drained them, or over time began making them feel worse - you need to educate yourself - one of the most important being, be SURE to be supplementing with TYROSINE, literally daily (tyrosine converts into Dopamine - like how 5-HTP converts to Serotonin) just like how SSRI's eventually "poop out" and just stop working (because they've used up the bodies natural serotonin) Adderall will eventually "poop out" on you, stop working, yet even worse when this happens, the more you take the WORSE you feel because its like revving an engine with no gasoline left in it!!! Theres plenty more to look into but even just taking Tyrosine makes a HUGE difference!"
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Completely agree something is different with Adderall it doesn't matter if it's name brand or if it's generic. One day they will work like Adderall is supposed to work and the next day it's not working.....and no it's not my tolerance."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I shared my experience recently on here and was going back over and reading others as well. I believe we should all state the laboratory that producing the specific generic we are each taking. Doing so may help us all narrow down which ones to stay away from and which ones are truly therapeutic. Eon lab brand of amphetamine/dextroamphetamine was good until 9 months ago, now they are horrible (no therapeutic value and bad side effects). I then I switched to Teva and they were decent for about 2 months and now they are giving me side effects. Plus the pharmacy ran out of them and I had to wait for a new batch and when the new batch came in is when the bad side effect started. I KNOW the drug manufacturer has changed something. Hope that helps someone."
"I have been taking Teva amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (adderall generic) for quite sometime for ADHD. In the last year, I noticed right away something was off. First was the obvious color. The Teva that has always worked for me with no problems (that was being weaned out in 2019) was as follows.. peach color and sweet, easy to swallow and not gag on. Teva now, is orange. The sweet taste that made it bearable to take has changed completely. My focus, clarity, motivation, and concentration has been/is immensely effected by the new ingredient change. (I don't have it at all) My overall mental health, has declined quickly. It has caused my mood to completely change, headaches are constant, and upset stomach. All of this, and they don't even work. I struggle everyday now. Less main ingredient and more fillers means more pills can be produced, which means more money in the manufacturer's pocket..... Mental health should be top priority, especially being consistent with and not changing the ingredients."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I have been on adderal 15mg 2×daily for 7 yrs it has completely change my life. I was always down, depressed, unmotivated, impulsive, always day dreaming, short attention span, no focus and couldn't sitting still. Adderal has given me a new happy life that I can enjoy and appreciate. Starting to think I need to go up to 20mg. I can feel I'm getting used to them. But without them I wouldn't get out of bed and would waste my life.I think adderal is my miracle drug I have never been so grateful for a prescription drug"
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "If you're taking for ADHD please note there are a lot of side effects, having said this, they are sometimes serious so take note to talk to your doctor. If you get cold fingers or toes, make sure to consult your doctor as it's a syndrome that can be prevented. It does help with focus, it helps with impulse control, it helps with a general overall euphoric feeling and it can cause you to lose a lot of weight. Be sure to eat, EAT, don't shake your head, you know I'm talking to you. Eat and stay hydrated it causes you to urinate a LOT, make sure to supplement what you are losing. It will cause tremors, shakes, and irritability, again, eat food. Make sure to stick to a 2000 calorie diet AT LEAST. May cause muscle fatigue and extreme soreness, stay hydrated, make sure of this. Some say it causes better grades in school, well, to an extent. It just makes you write a lot. Eat Eat Hydrate And maybe take melatonin to help promote rest. I warned and entertained you."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I was so glad to see these posts. Pharmacies are so rude to me. I switched to so many brands, but they say they are all alike, and say it doesn't matter which generic I get, because they're all the same. My doctor, unfortunately, thinks the same. I finally said to the pharmacy tech one day, "I'm sure I'm not the only one, who would like certain generics." She said, no, I'm the only one. I know this sounds crazy, but the blue 10mg of teva, don't seem to work like the 15mg of the peach teva, even if I cut one of the blue in half to make it 15mg."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "Adderall is usually extremely helpful for me and is probably the only thing that allows me to be a productive member of society and running my own business. However now there are so many horrible generics out there. Just received a new amphetamine/dextroamphetamine generic made by Sunrise Pharmaceuticals. It makes me feel WAY WORSE than taking nothing at all. Why are there so many bad generics being dispensed these days? Aren’t these drugs batch tested for accuracy and efficacy? Somehow I highly doubt this stuff is real."
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "I cannot believe that the FDA allows AUROBINDO or TEVA to sale their lousy drugs through pharmacies in the US. Neither of these generics have any affect on me at all!! WASTE of money! They are playing with people's minds and well being!!!!"
Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "First prescribed it in grad school for ADD & depression. Worked wonders. Only downside is I became very reliant on it. Was stuck between the two evils of being a depressed zombie (w/o taking it) and feeling like a happy, motivated, focused person (on Adderall). Eventually stopped taking and failed out of grad school. Work was hard, always late, made stupid mistakes, & couldn’t complete tasks. 3 years & 3 jobs later, I broke down and went back to a doctor who rediagnosed me with ADD, Anxiety, & Depression. I was reluctant to start back on Adderall and tried a few alternatives first. Everything made me feel even MORE exhausted; back on Adderall 30mg day; feel normal again. I have the motivation, energy, & focus to complete tasks. Only complaint is anxiety which I resolve w/ a low benzo & exercise. Remember, there’s no reason to be miserable if there’s a pill out there that can change your life."
"I have been taking Adderall for most of my adult life and Walgreens always carried the generic version that worked best for me but recently they changed who they get it from now and the new amphetamine / dextroamphetamine from Lannett MFG SUCK! They do not work at all - actually the worst next to the YELLOW ROUND Mp 447's, PINK ROUND Cor 136's, or OCTAGON WHITE ONES. The TEVA amphetamine/dextroamphetamine Peach Oval B 974's are the ones that work best for me and now I don' t know how to get them - Help.."
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Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine) "If anyone else is having a terrible time with the new Lannett generic adderall you can report this to the FDA. I have been having crippling headaches, stomach aches, and the medication doesn’t even feel like it works!!! I get tired after I take it and then can’t sleep all night because of it. HORRIBLE. Google fda medwatch online reporting to fill in the form"