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Yes. I am a nurse and have spent over a decade believing that name brand and generics are the same chemically. I think you are experiencing what i experienced. Being a procrastinator, i waited until i was 37 and nearly fired from my job, before i finally faced the reality of my ADD diagnosis. After a full month on Adderall (generic), my confidence was creeping up and i was feeling very productive. I was even early to meetings a few times! The next month was rocky. I filled the same kind of rx, but the generic manufacturer was different. I started to experience depression and frustration. I was literally moments away from an “F You” at work. I went back to the doctor and he looked at the medication. He said that not all generics are created equally and he had many patients that have experienced the same thing.
No worries, you don’t have to pay the big bucks for the brand name, you may just have to shop around for the good generics. Most pharmacies do not know which generic medication they will receive to fill your rx. If they do not have it in stock to tell you which manufacturer they are going to fill with, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SCRIPT. Look at your label. On the very bottom you should see the letters MFG and a name. The manufacture that did not work on me was called aurobindo. I felt like it was poison. Try to find TEVA. This manufacturer is the one i started with and the only one i will take moving forward. It’s very difficult if you fill a worthless rx. I had to spend a ton of time and money to get this remedied. As soon as i got the tech generic i was doing great again. Hope this helps.