Reply To: WARNING – A new generic Methylphenidate Er tab hit the market in December 2016

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ddt1981
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Thank you for this post. I read it yesterday along with others and quickly realized my doctor was calling in Concerta and my pharmacy is filling it with a generic prescription made by Mallinckrodt. I went to the pharmacy first thing this morning and I asked what my doctor called in. Concerta. I said OK, why am I getting a generic form. Pharmacist said its state law to fill with a generic form of med if available. I said the Mallinckrodt form is not comparable, its different. She said to call my doctor and specify to fill the prescription with brand name only. So I call my doctor’s office, the nurse took my information and what I had to say and the reference to the FDA article that Mallinckrodt was rejected for a generic form, etc. She said the doctor would call me. I’m a little anxious, because I questionned that before and he said he was not aware of any difference between generic and the brand name. Maybe we need to consult with a ADHD specialist…..