View Full Version : Apotex Dexedrine?


Tosslehoff
08-28-16, 02:40 PM
Anyone here with experience with Apotex products? I'm on Vancouver Island and it seems that my two choices are Paladin Labs brand name, which will cost me a bit out of pocket, or Apotex dexamphetamine which is slightly cheaper and fully covered.

I've just come from Shire Adderall-XR to Apo-Dex (financial reasons), and I've noticed a significant reduction in effects. There was a slight dosage change, but I attempted to "compensate" for this during one day, to no benefit.
Also aware that there're 4 amphetamines in Adderall, and relatively confident that any "difference" in experience can be chalked up to that, but I'd still like to know about experiences.

Also, anyone has any experience with getting a special auth for Adderall? It works fantastically, but the one time I attempted a special auth with my GP it was denied. He's since told me that it's pointless to try again. However, I do see a psychiatrist. Would the specialist have more luck getting it approved? It's just too expensive for my meagre disability allowance.

sarahsweets
08-29-16, 06:46 AM
Anyone here with experience with Apotex products? I'm on Vancouver Island and it seems that my two choices are Paladin Labs brand name, which will cost me a bit out of pocket, or Apotex dexamphetamine which is slightly cheaper and fully covered.

I've just come from Shire Adderall-XR to Apo-Dex (financial reasons), and I've noticed a significant reduction in effects. There was a slight dosage change, but I attempted to "compensate" for this during one day, to no benefit.
Also aware that there're 4 amphetamines in Adderall, and relatively confident that any "difference" in experience can be chalked up to that, but I'd still like to know about experiences.

Also, anyone has any experience with getting a special auth for Adderall? It works fantastically, but the one time I attempted a special auth with my GP it was denied. He's since told me that it's pointless to try again. However, I do see a psychiatrist. Would the specialist have more luck getting it approved? It's just too expensive for my meagre disability allowance.

I have to get pre-auth's once a year (which is stupid) all my doc has to do is speak to the prescription section of my insurance and tell them I need it. But I am in the US not sure how it is in Canada.

Tosslehoff
08-29-16, 01:53 PM
I have to get pre-auth's once a year (which is stupid) all my doc has to do is speak to the prescription section of my insurance and tell them I need it. But I am in the US not sure how it is in Canada.

Thanks for responding!

It's quite a bit different here. I could get it covered under private insurance, but that's not really cost-effective since the premium matches the deduction. 90% of medication is covered by various programs like the Medical Services Plan, or Pharmacare, but there's the occasional med that isn't covered. It can be any number of reasons, but I think Adderall is this way because of the events that caused it to get a black box label in the USA.
Basically, in order to get it covered, your doctor sends in a "special authorization" to pharmacare, who then approves it on a case-by-case basis.

Tosslehoff
08-29-16, 04:02 PM
Can't find an edit.. apologies. Thinking about it, it's actually not different. It's practically the same system, but I got denied on the "pre auth" when my GP sent it in.
Thinking maybe my psychiatrist would have more luck.

Tosslehoff
09-07-16, 02:59 PM
Well I swapped to the Paladin Labs spansules.. same problem again. Nothing at first, then it ramps up 3-4 days down the road.
Why does dexedrine do this? I thought the reason meds like stimulants had abuse potential was because they didn't require any kind of buildup or receptor action, so what's up with dex taking a few days to kick in?

Little Missy
09-07-16, 04:18 PM
Well I swapped to the Paladin Labs spansules.. same problem again. Nothing at first, then it ramps up 3-4 days down the road.
Why does dexedrine do this? I thought the reason meds like stimulants had abuse potential was because they didn't require any kind of buildup or receptor action, so what's up with dex taking a few days to kick in?

A few minutes or an hour at the most. Hey, maybe stuff is different in another country?