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AutumnDraidean
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I suggest you talk with the pharmacist where you filled the script. Did your provider specify Adderall AND “Dispense as written” ?

If they wrote amphetamine salts instead or failed to specify “Dispense as Written” you probably have the generic. I’ve occasionally suffered from pharmacists claiming that a generic is exactly the same as the name brand when we know that’s just not true, the chemical may be the same but the binders, the coatings and such aren’t and can sometimes disagree with people.

My own experience with this is related to synthroid and a pharmacy’s tendency to switch manufacturers…if a drug is measured in micrograms as opposed to milligrams I try to get the brand if the med is somehow mission critical.