Reply To: Generic Adderall

Penny Williams

Is it possible that you are getting different generics? There can be a pretty big difference in the efficacy of generics (like up to 25 or 30%, I think). Seems unlikely that the same manufacturer is changing formulation, but pharmacies change the brands they stock pretty frequently.

Name-Brand Prescriptions vs. Generic Drugs

You can ask the pharmacy to stock a different generic for you. We’ve done that before and most don’t mind doing it.

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