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Amphetamine User Reviews & Ratings

Brand names: Adzenys XR-ODT, Dyanavel XR, Evekeo, Adzenys ER, Evekeo ODT

Amphetamine has an average rating of 6.4 out of 10 from a total of 136 reviews on Drugs.com. 53% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 31% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Amphetamine

  • john
  • September 4, 2018

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I've been on a variety of ADHD medications, last being vyvanse. They have all basically been the same for me, with a somewhat high, nice focus window, and then a crash. Vyvanse lasted way too long, had a fight or flight feeling in my chest nonstop, and then made me depressed when it wore off which lasted a while. Adderall was too short and I didn't like crashing twice a day (2 pills). Adzenys XR-ODT is a good middle. Still crashes, still appetite suppression, but it is smoother and doesn't last 20 hrs like vyvanse. Only issue I have with it is it is extremely hard to locate and I have had to drive 40 minutes to a pharmacy to get it on occasion. It also comes in a large inconvenient box, instead of a pill bottle. Biggest struggle with ADHD medications is while they help me focus, they do not help me choose my focus. I can play xbox for 5 hours straight or do house work for 5 hours straight, and I have to dictate the right choice myself."

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  • Catdad
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • August 9, 2018

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "This medication is a million times better than Adderall for my ADHD symptoms--lack of motivation, emotional dysregulation, sensory overload, procrastination, and feeling overwhelmed by even the simplest, most everyday tasks. Adderall also caused side-effects such as upper gastrointestinal issues, irritability, and the dreaded crash. Adzenys does not for the most part. I also like how the drug is brand-name, I know what I'm getting each month rather than the "generic roulette" of Adderall, where every generic was different (yet none was as effective as Adzenys). Finally, I think the orally disintegrating tablet (tastes good, btw) makes the drug more consistent than if it were swallowed and wholly processed via the GI system. No one seems to know about this medication, it's too bad because it is a gem for my ADHD symptoms. I hope it isn't discontinued for this reason."

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  • Moke
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 9, 2015

Evekeo (amphetamine) for ADHD "Evekeo works great. It's more mild in regards to excitability in comparison to adderall. Evekeo is Amphetamine Sulfate and carries 50% dextroamphetamine and 50% levoamphetamine. Adderall is 75% dextroamphetamine and 25% levoamphetamine, so Evekeo is much smoother and wears off slowly vs adderall's fluctuating tapering. It is much different than adderall. Evekeo doesn't make you feel wired like adderall does. It's a cleaner medicine. Evekeo is a freebase Amphetamine while adderall has 4 different salts. I would recommend the makers of Evekeo to make higher milligram tablets. It's similar to a 10mg adderall IR. It's just the ratio of ingredients that's the difference. Duration is said by pharmacists to be 12 hr's, buts more like 6."

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  • Micah
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 2, 2019

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I've taken many stimulants, and they all come with a horrible crash. Adderall IR, Ritalin, Vyvanse, Concerta; and they really didn't help me focus on important things. Adzenys-- so far-- has been by far the best stimulant for me. I have a history of brain injuries and struggled w/ fatigue (causes depression). Other stimulants helped me exercise, but my heart rate was too much. On this, my heart rate is normal; and I have my old stamina. If you are someone who struggles w/ fatigue, this is great. It's not for everyone, I don't get that "bad taste" thing people comment on. Most medications that dissolve are disgusting, this one is painless. Hope it works for others like it did for me."

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  • Jay
  • August 29, 2018

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I've been on Adzenys for a little over a year now and have mixed feelings about the drug. I'm a 23 year old male, not taking any other medications, and in good physical condition. Currently prescribed the 15.7 mg dose, but am going to make the switch to Adderal XR for a few reasons. First, this drug can be extremely hard to locate, and if a pharmacy doesn't have it, it tends to take a while to get it in. Secondly, it has caused severe insomnia. I see some other people have had that subside within a few weeks but I've had it for practically the entire time. Lastly, its ability to help me maintain drive and focus is too infrequent. Sometimes it's a miracle of a drug, other times I misplace and lose things one after the other and can't remember things I had just heard or read. It's like sometimes I am completely there and focused, and other times I'm floating around if that makes any sense."

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  • Sympt...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • March 10, 2019

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I’ve taken several medications for my ADD, and none of them worked as well as Adzenys. Vyvanse was good, too, but I still felt a somewhat noticeable crash with it. I didn’t believe my doctor when he said Adzenys didn’t have a crash, but he was right.. at least for me.. I feel no crash; the effect smoothly tapers off, and it’s actually much easier for me to fall asleep now. I highly recommend giving Adzenys a try if your current ADD med is giving you side effects."

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  • Lulu
  • February 4, 2017

Evekeo (amphetamine) for ADHD "I have bipolar I disorder with psychotic and depressive features and a diagnosis of ADHD. I take meds for all three conditions. I take Vyvanse 50mg in the AM. When that wares off, I take Evekeo 10 mg twice every 4-5 hours, PM. I also take my stimulants with Ativan as I also have anxiety too. Evekeo is perfect for me. It doesn't make me feel hyper nor does it give me that 'high' feeling. It normalizes me and I can actually be driven and calm at the same time. Since I take two stimulants, you're probably wondering how in the world. All I can say is that Vyvanse doesn't last all day long for me, so I supplement with Evekeo. I take Evekeo once Vyvanse wares out. I'm happy with them both."

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  • Aries...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 18, 2018

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I was on 30mg Adderall XR for about a year, which worked well for me except for the crash. It became much less effective at that dose after being on it almost a year, but my doctor has a cap on the Adderall dosage she will prescribe. Just switched to Adzenys 12.5mg at my last appointment. I've been taking it for almost a week. I'm completely unfocused and back to having trouble getting to sleep. Not that it does nothing at all...mostly I just feel like I'm in another world. My thoughts are definitely slowed down, but more distracting from reality. I'm definitely feeling really chill overall. It does last longer than Adderall, if you want to feel like you're in an other worldly state for 12 hours or more. Things effect people differently and I'm sure this is very helpful to a lot of people, but I tried to Google similar experiences and found none, so I wanted to write a review in case anyone else might be experiencing the same."

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  • Senior...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • April 2, 2018

Evekeo (amphetamine) for ADHD "After Adderal and Ritalin made me incredibly irritable, moody, and anxious I tried evekeo and it is my miracle drug! I've been on it for 2 years now and have no complaints. I recommend this drug if you have failed the more popular stimulants! 11/10 recomend!!"

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  • Kelly...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 20, 2017

Dyanavel XR (amphetamine) for ADHD "My 5 1/2 year old son was given this in the past month. We switches from Quillivant XR. This is much better for him. He thinks much more clearly, can focus, have a conversation. He doesn't have the anxiety that Quillivant was causing or the emotional crash when the medicine wore off. It's very expensive even with insurance since its so new, but the doctor gave us a discount card to make it very affordable and another problem is all pharmacies don't carry it. Overall much better for his ADHD and less side effects. His school even noticed an immediate difference."

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  • thtay...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 6, 2017

Dyanavel XR (amphetamine) for ADHD "My 7 year old daughter is severe ADHD. Prior to Dyanavel XR, our best experience was with 30 mg of adderall XR. But that had a profound effect on her appetite and ability to interact with other people. We tried concerta which left her very defiant, Focalin and Vyvance were completely ineffective. We tried Dyanavel for the first time one months ago. I can't believe the difference. She has an appetite, she socializes, she has a personality, she stays in her seat at school and actually works in her assignments. After 4 days on this medication, her teacher called me and asked what had changed because she couldn't believe the difference. The only downfall is nighttime. She consistently wakes up around 4-5 am with dreams."

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  • Maylo
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 21, 2023

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "Because of the Adderall shortage I was recently switched to Adzenys and I’m not a huge fan of it. I guess it somewhat works, but for the most part it just makes my stomach hurt and makes me feel insane. My mood swings on this medication are horrible. I’ve never had mood swings before (unless I’m on my lady days) and it’s terrible. I never had a problem with going to sleep on Adderall, but this medication keeps me up at night. I have pretty bad anxiety and this medication makes it a million times worse. Other that the side effects the drug works fine, but it’s hard to focus with all of the side effects."

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  • Carte...
  • September 29, 2016

Dyanavel XR (amphetamine) for ADHD "My son has tried everything for ADHD. Vyvanse wears off too quickly and Adderall XR made him moody. We tried the dissolvable tablet but he hated the gritty orange flavor. As a last resort to going back to Vyvanse, the pediatrician put him on the new long acting Dyanavel XR. It lasts all day which is great for all the middle school homework he has in the evenings. My favorite thing about Dyanavel is that he still has his appetite and is sleeping well. The copay card made it cheaper than a generic too!"

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  • Honey
  • January 9, 2020

Dyanavel XR (amphetamine) for ADHD "As an adult with ADHD, I love this medication because it allows me to adjust the dosage as needed. I don't take my medication on weekends and on holidays. So when I get back on my meds for work, I can start out with a lower dosage rather than shocking my system with my regular high dosage. It's the best medication overall in terms of allowing me to concentrate and not making me into a zombie, allowing me to eat even with a decreased appetite, and not making me an insomniac. However, this medication is WAY too expensive. The new manufacturer's coupon is pitiful, covering only up to a max of $140 when the medication itself is +$400. Previously, I was only paying $20/mo for my prescription the coupon. Of course, my insurance co wants me to use other (cheaper) drugs that I've tried, but don't work for me in terms of helping me concentrate and/or the side effects are too strong. Insurance companies need to stop trying to play doctor and give patients the medications that they NEED."

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  • Lady
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • September 18, 2019

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I have taken medication to help with my ADHD since I turned 8 years old. I have struggled to come to terms with the fact I need a medication everyday to function how society needs me to. I have tried 7 different medications from the start of my diagnoses until now ( I am 23). This medication Adzenys XR- ODT is the best that I have taken so far. The best part is that I am not afraid to have it just starting out at my desk or at home. Now one really knows what it is and so they will be less likely to steal it. It works great and never drowns me out."

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  • liani...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 23, 2020

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "My insurance no longer covers Vyvanse (70mg) which has worked wonderfully for me over the last 6 years. My doc gave me an Rx for this along with a coupon that makes it cost only $35. I took it for the first time this morning, and I hate it!!! My body feels cold, ears are ringing, and I can't focus to save my life. I just want this stuff out of my system."

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  • adhdg...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 28, 2018

Evekeo (amphetamine) for ADHD "Vyvanse gave me a dependency to it and after a while stopped working as well and the insomnia, irritability, worsened. Then insurance stopped covering it, switched to Adderall and loved it for a while because its made me feel high. My mom thought it made me irritable and made me switch. I love Evekeo now because of the control I have with when and how much I take. No side effects so far! Also can tell I am thinking more before I speak and don't feel like an addict."

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  • Ghawk
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 18, 2015

Evekeo (amphetamine) for ADHD "I have to say I thought it would be like Adderall but it's really not. I read their study, yeah I'm a dork, but I remembering it saying different mixtures working different. If you are having problems with your current ADHD med talk to you doctor and get a 60 pill free trial."

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  • Steve
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • December 1, 2019

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I was taking Adderall IR 20 MG 2x daily from 2005 to 2019. I moved to a new state and had issues filling my old prescriptions until I found my new doctor, so I ran out and was unmedicated for about 2 weeks. I planned on continuing Adderall, but the doctor recommended that I try Adzenys. I can understand the people who switch from Adderall with no time in between saying that they feel nothing because Adzenys isn't such a jolting medicine, and that's what I like about it. You retain your personality, things don't irritate you, and you are able to concentrate. I started with 6 MG and it didn't last long enough (4 hours). The next month was 12 MG, still not long enough. My third month was 15.7 MG, and works from 8 AM - 5 PM. Unfortunately my 4th month of 15.7 mg I suddenly feel like it's not as effective (like I took the 12 MG). I'm going to increase to the next dosage level, and hopefully it continues having the same effect as it used to. Definitely much easier on your body than Adderall."

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  • Amand...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 3, 2018

Dyanavel XR (amphetamine) for ADHD "I was that mom... the mom that was 100% against medicating my child. I fought it for years until I could no longer handle his behavior so I agreed to give something a try. He has dx of anxiety, sensory processing disorder, ODD & ADHD. Our ped started him on 2.5 mL increasing to 3.5 mL throughout the month. This medication has been life changing for him & everyone else in our household. He is back to being my sweet, loving, respectful little boy & is doing much better academically too! He has had zero negative side effects except a little weight loss but overall his appetite doesn’t seem to have decreased any, he sleeps well & I haven’t noticed it “wearing off” later in the day. I started getting positive reports from his teachers almost immediately. I am so thankful his doctor put him on this medication, my only regret was not starting it sooner!"

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  • Calst...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 12, 2016

Evekeo (amphetamine) for ADHD "The only ADHD medication I have taken that doesn't have awful side effects. It makes you more alert and productive with out the headaches and and hungover feeling that I get with adderall and focalin. I don't think it effects everyone the same but it has been a real lifesaver for me."

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  • Paloma
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • October 15, 2019

Dyanavel XR (amphetamine) for ADHD "My son has been on this medication for over 2 years and it had been a life saver. He doesn't turn into a zombie on it. He eats and sleeps well. Now my insurance is trying to deny him the meds until he's tried everything else. Except he's already tried everything else. I'm so over these insurance companies. They don't want to see anyone get better."

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  • PepeS...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 8, 2023

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "I’ve been taking Adzenys XR-ODT 18.8 mg for the past month after I was unable to fill my Vyvanse script (70 mg) due to the national shortage. As someone who’s undergone a LOT of trial and error with stimulants (Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Dyanavel XR, Adderall XR, and Vyvanse), I can confidently say this medication does its job. Though I prefer Vyvanse overall, Adzenys does carry its fair share of benefits. Improved focus and greatly reduced impulsivity are the two that stick out the most. On the contrary, its adverse side effects can be an inconvenience with diarrhea/upset stomach and uncontrollable irritability during its “crash” being the most prominent (personally speaking). The packaging is neat in design and is extremely convenient when you’re on the go; however, the blisters are a pain to open. All together, I’d place this medication in the top 3 most effective stimulants with Adderall XR and Vyvanse being the ultimate champs."

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  • KTR
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 28, 2023

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "Wow! I was prescribed 15.7 mg Adzenys XR-odt in place of 30mg XR + 2 10mg IR Adderall due to shortage. At first, I felt spacey and anxious so I split the tab in half. After the third day, it was like a miracle, I’m more focused and it’s way smoother than the Adderall, (now taking a full pill). I feel way more like myself and I also notice that I don’t have the same edginess I did on the Adderall. I had no intention to switch medications but I don’t think I’ll be going back to Adderall as this seems to be a much better option for me. (Inattentive type). I think that initial switch was the cause of the weird feeling at first but I’m glad I stuck it out because I feel way better."

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  • Littl...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 23, 2020

Adzenys XR-ODT (amphetamine) for ADHD "After trying every methylphenidate and non-stimulant based medication possible, my doctor told me that she was thinking of me when she read about Adzenys. She thought it would be a good fit. I can't thank her enough! I know it's only Day 1 but today my head has been clear, focused, I've been able to accomplish so many tasks! My feet are cold but that's nothing new. I had the same side effect on methylphenidate."

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