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Old 02-03-14, 02:47 AM
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I'm back on the Sandoz hunt after having a relatively consistent supply from an actual knowledgeable and caring Pharmacist who would order it for me. She got hired away to a Beverly Hills Pharmacy that somehow gets away with selling everything at top retail price. I have not found any place that has the Sandoz 30mg consistently. Now every two months I spend a day or more driving around from Pharmacy to Pharmacy

Of all the boards that have a similar Generic Adderall discussion, this is my favorite and I'll ask you good folks who have been online recently:

1. Is there a site or a forum here or anywhere that tracks where certain brands are available? I'd be happy to post when and where I find Adderall available.

2. I'm in California. Anyone know of any place that gets Sandoz regularly or even sometimes? The only place I've found it sometimes is CVS and of the roughly 30 different pharmacies I visit, I'm told that the distributor brings them Sandoz or Teva/Barr and they have no control over it.

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Hello, I'm in California about 50 miles away. I always go to this Small Pharmacy called Bright Pharmacy. Check if there is one by you. Go to the small pharmacies. :-)
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New here - but have been taking generic Adderall for 10 years. From what I can remember, I think I've always taken the Barr/Teva brand (orange footballs, I like to call them).. However - the last couple of years, I have noticed a real difference in the effectiveness of my meds. They just don't work like they used to. I've read through most of this thread -- so I am wondering if my issue is the MEDICATION itself (changing formulas/bad batches, etc. ).

My doctor obviously isn't aware of these issues - because all that he's done over the past 3 years is increase the dosage -- which didn't help at all.

I'm wondering if I should try to switch to the Sandoz version -- a quick google search earlier, has "everyone" saying that Sandoz is far better than the Teva...

Any updates on all of this info and/or advice?

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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

I take the adderall 20mg instant release tablets & have been accustomed for past year or so to getting the Teva brand, which has some sachrin mixed in and they are slightly oval. These are very easy to break in half with no issue if I want to divide into 2 10's. Currently it seems the Teva's are not available therefore what is the replacement is the (mallinckrodt) white octagon pills. Normally I wouldn't have an issue put these put together quite poorly. You can't use a pill cutter or they will just disintegrate literally into piece, I had to call the pharmacist to tell me how to break into. Which still is hit or miss and never even & always jagged, powdered and the pill barely holding together. Hopefully teva comes back soon.

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Teva's are the oval shaped orange/pinkish & Mallinckrodt's are the white
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Old 02-13-14, 02:25 AM
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

We're still getting Teva at my pharmacy, but I think that there currently is a shortage, yeah.

I had no idea the IR 20s had sachrin in them. Now I know why they probably made me so sick!
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Did they tell you there is another shortage????
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Maybe a shortage would explain why walmart switched to mallinckrodt instead which isn't cool.
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Sandoz gives me chest pain. Anyone else get this? I lowered the dose and same outcome.
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

So...updates from anyone? Where are you guys filling prescriptions now? What are you getting? I'm really looking forward to finishing these stupid, crumbly mallenkrodt ones.
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

patient should always start with lowest dose and observe adrs
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

I am very upset- i cannot find a pharmacy yet that will fill my prescription for generic adderal 20 mg. they look at me like a criminal. i take my medicine as prescribed. What can i do to get my prescription filled? I live in Florida. I am on SSI for ADHD and other conditions and am suffering without my medication
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

I'm in Illinois, but here I get my prescription filled at Target for the 20mg generic and I've never had an issue.

That said...since my dosage got switched to 20mg, the manufacturer switched from Teva to Corepharma...and ever since, I feel like it's not working much at all. I do notice that I feel more tired once the dosage wears off, but other than that, I've been much more distracted and unable to focus - as I was before I started taking Adderall! It is good to know I'm not the only one having issues with this particular generic. I think I'll try filling my next prescription elsewhere - somewhere that carries Teva, which worked well for me before - and see if that helps.
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

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I am very upset- i cannot find a pharmacy yet that will fill my prescription for generic adderal 20 mg. they look at me like a criminal. i take my medicine as prescribed. What can i do to get my prescription filled? I live in Florida. I am on SSI for ADHD and other conditions and am suffering without my medication

That is a large problem that I had when i lived in FL. that upset me to no end. I personally am not a professional, however, I would think that it is against some kind of law for them to refuse your refill just because "they dont like it"....Not going to lie, there is not a single pharm tech or pharmacist that I dealt with in fla that I didnt want to hit in the face.
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

I'm still taking the Sandoz, 10 milligrams, but I'm down to one pharmacy in my area that will fill it. And it's VERY expensive for Adderall. The only difference that I have noticed of late is that sometimes, it makes me clench my jaw, which can cause pretty nasty headaches. Excedrine Migraine, (which is mostly caffeine and aspirin,) seems to fix that, but of course, you have to wait a bit to take it to avoid feeling over amped.

As for finding it, my doctor suggested calling Sandoz directly to find out where to get it, and I did that. However, they can only tell you which distributors they sell to, then you have to ask the pharmacy who their distributors are in order to find out who can order it, if they don't have it in stock. It's a pain, but it's worth it.
I imagine the same would hold true for any other brand. Contact the maker directly, and go from there.

And yes, I believe that Teva bought out Barr not too long ago, and I THINK Corr Pharma too, but I'm not 100% on that.
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

I take a generic Adderall by Core Pharma. I've tried San Doz and Teva before but prefer the Corepharma. I don't get the typical nasty side effects while on Corepharma. Also, the Corepharma pills split real nice.
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Re: The Official Adderall IR Generics Information Thread

Does anyone have experience with the Actavis IR? I just got my refill today and was surprised to see they gave me a tablet I've never seen before. I've used this same pharmacy for almost 2 years and they've been very consistent (always had BARR until about 4 months ago when they started carrying SANDOZ)

There's tons of reviews the Actavis XR (mostly negative) but I cant find anything about the IR version. I'd just like to have an idea of what I'm in for.

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