January 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm #107845belovelyParticipant
Long story short because I’m physically exhausted and have zero energy to even type this: I’ve been on Adderall for 2 years for chronic fatigue and multiple sleep disorders. I’ve always had the Teva manufactured brand and “due to a manufacturer shortage” per the pharmacist they were out of stock so I went to a different pharmacy and filled it and came home with Aurobindo manufactured pills. Day 1 adverse symptoms began, worst migraine I’ve ever had with full on body tension, feels like pulling of muscles in head neck, back and down legs with dozens of knots—never experienced any of this. N anti does nothing for fatigue, I’m exhausted, in pain and have no motivation. What can I do for the next 24 days in regard to the possibility of getting and filling a new prescription? I emailed my doctor but it often takes a few days for a response.
January 30, 2019 at 1:48 am #107874ppsspParticipant
I think there is something up with these. I have never taken drugs, and my random drug screen came back positive for methamphetamine, not just adderall generic. I’ve been searching the web about this manufacturer. And yes, they were very different from Teva. I have been off of them for about 16 days, and it’s terrible dealing with ADD symptoms and coming off of this daily rx.
The manufacturer has been cited by the FDA recently for many issues.
I’ll try to keep you posted if I find anything.
March 31, 2019 at 11:49 am #113012AddSADinOhioParticipant
Aurobindo Adderall is completely ineffective for me too. This is frustrating because I’ve been doing well for a few years with Teva Adderall 10mg 2x daily as needed. It seems like the pharmaceutical industry is unregulated/ unsafe when it comes to generic medication which is the only kind I can afford to treat my Add/ depression/ seasonal affective.
February 10, 2020 at 11:18 am #141543terib3294Participant
I had the same problem! For months I found I was just sitting around, staring into space, with daily headaches, depression, fatigue & nausea.
After 3-5 months, I read posts similar to these online. Looked back & found my problems began when our pharmacy stopped dispensing Teva Adderall!! I informed my doctor & the PUBLIX pharmacy.
Thankfully, we called the TEVA manufacturing company. They gave us a list of pharmacies in our area who HAVE TEVA brand – WALGREEN’s. I didn’t think a thing of it when I switched back to Teva, but on the 2nd day my hubs & I noticed I was getting work done again! I was actually interested in the world around me. I was BACK TO NORMAL. I’m so thankful!
•I agree w those who say the “other” Adderall brands should be taken off the market!!
We reported it to the FDA.
Please don’t suffer! Get the right brand and report your experiences & brand to the FDA!
❤️Good luck to all!
January 30, 2019 at 12:13 pm #107916Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Call your prescribing doctor and explain the situation. See what can be done.
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism
January 31, 2019 at 4:21 pm #108032SolomongrundyParticipant
I get these side effects all the time! I’m still trying to figure it out but I’ve had a bit of success. I also get super dizzy like motion sick when my thoughts start racing.
1.i got one of those rice bags to heat in the microwave. I use it a lot! I’ll lay down with it and read/sudoku/focus on breathing or possibly sleep.
2. I try to do yoga everyday. It’s low key and easier to find motivation to do over going to the gym. Your body needs the circulation. It helps with both fatigue and muscle tension. Its more of an overtime thing but it also feels good in the moment.
3. It always gets worse when I’m not drinking enough. Also electrolytes do me good and I have to try and not overeat.
I hope this helps. It seems like the easiest thing for me since I also get fatigue everyday all day and those horrible splitting headaches. I wanna puke when it all hits me. Good luck!
April 20, 2019 at 4:11 am #114471
Great advice thank you!! Love the yoga…motivating I gotta get my butt out there !!!
April 20, 2019 at 4:09 am #114470
Wow. I have been having these exact symptoms and reactions and with lots of sweating. I went to get my yearly physical today but still have felt like a POS. I’ve been moody, depression has kept my emotions on high paranoia alert. It’s horrible with highs and lows like a mofo ! I played some old school 90s music in the AM to get some emotions out of me singing / blasting (Limp Bizkit N2gether Now) while remembering the lyrics to many of his old psycho crazy fun / funny songs that I normally can just shrug off, flow with it, and then play a bunch of other musicians to cool down like Dwight Yokam or Toby Keith. Anyways, I feel you on this about Aurbindo generic regular release. The fatigue and weird bone chest pains have been on and off. But, this is totally new to me. I don’t know this chest pain sh** and don’t have asthma. I’ve been working out running on the sandy beaches and electric biking with my partner. Even took the Ferrari out today since my babe went to get my the family “suv” Porsche cleaned and the dogs nails clipped lol. But seriously, I placed myself in high adrenal situations and enjoyed it but still the Aurobindo Adderall has been screwing with me more frequently. I still have about 25-30 pills left but it’s starting to bring out the worst in me. The side effects are stronger than anything. I think I’ll phone my very kind psychiatrist’s secretary tomorrow to see what she thinks I should and could do abut changing it up. I’ve been taking Adderall for over 3 years 30mg daily early in the AM and afternoon (only if needed). Also have generic Canax with is like eh, so-so. Also in regards to Adderall auobindo my “psoriasis” skin issues have been really bad lately and a ulcer inside the lip of my mouth. Sounds attractive to mentions that but I gotta keep it real here. Anyways your not alone and even though you posted this a while back, I hope you switched it up. Any recommendations, comments are welcomed too. Thanks again for sharing and reading my late night introverted optimistic fiery rant.
April 20, 2019 at 4:18 am #114472
Canax *Xanax* eek, ignore the misspellings. P.s. I usually would take the Teva orange (football shaped ones) 1-2 times daily 30mg. Those r way better. Can’t wait to be myself again and will not have the Aurobindo again. Should have known to call ahead for Teva to make sure it was in stock.
May 11, 2019 at 2:14 am #116451TicksickchickParticipant
This aurobindo is dangerous –i never felt such vasoconstriction in a life time of rx stimulant meds. It’s bound up my gut, chest pain tightness and migraines.
It was the only 20 mg IR generic that my pharmacist could order. TevaBarr is backordered though she called today because she found some Sandoz.
I googled aurobindo today because I know I can’t be the only one. It doesn’t feel as though any stimulant properties are working in my brain. It’s unfocused painful tightness then exhaustion when my body has expelled most of it. I made a joke with my shrink that I think it’s bad meth and now reading someone testing positive I want a test.
I have an Autonomic condition which flared badly on this generic.
I hope there is still a place to document adverse events to the FDA(?)
It feels like poison.
May 12, 2019 at 9:09 pm #116476
I had this happen to me over a month ago. I called my doctor, they said bring in the rest of my pills to them and would give me another script. I have been on Adderall XR for 8 years. I was taking brand for 5 and generic for the past 3. I received the Actavis/Teva they were blue pills with white beads. I have never felt so horrible, severe headache, felt like I was in a fog, severe tiredness, couldn’t drive. My daughter takes Adderall XR too. She was given the Actavis/Teva came home from school complaining that medication didn’t work and was so tired, headache. The second day got an email from teacher asking if something was wrong at home or if my daughter had forgotten to take her medication for the past two days. She was upset and wanted me to call her doctor to get the kind she has been taking for over a year. I called her doctor told her and she called in another prescription that day. It wasn’t a problem but insurance wouldn’t pay for it so paid out of pocket.
June 23, 2019 at 10:35 pm #120865ss_travels618Participant
This just happened to me, I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve questioned myself, my eating/ sleeping habits and honestly, it’s just comforting to hear that other people are experiencing the same thing. I’M NOT THE ONE WHO’S LOSING MY MIND.
Same boat as an earlier post- my regular pharmacy sources through Teva but its backordered.
I waited two weeks before calling my doctor -but not before calling around to other pharmacies to ask if they had it in stock.
Now I’m stuck with this crap – Aurobindo – and its absolute JUNK. I’m awake but totally DISTRACTED and struggling to maintain focus or accomplish any tasks at work. This is pharmaciudical abuse and must be reported to the FDA.
June 24, 2019 at 12:51 am #120870Tom CEO.Participant
Aurbino, Mallika crap, & corepharma are junk. I’m gonna stay on course here & talk only about aurbino.
I never ever post anything as I mostly read comments and either agree or disagree.
1st off this garbage brand aurbino must be eradicated. I’ve never picked up any lethargy, anger, mood swings as I do with this brand. Just picked it up 2 days ago and as someone who has been on this medicine for 6 years & am ontop of my shit at work. Started my company this year as I’ve been working on wall Street & am beyond happy and also packed to the gills with meetings, office work, watching over 27 employees & overseeing numerous projects plus personal life.
So to the point of this thread I just wanted to say aurbino MUST be either sued or reprimanded for their actions. I’ve never felt so edgy and disoriented in my life as if I drank a bottle of wine like I do when I take aurbino. It doesn’t help me with anything and puts my mind out in space. THANK God for my business partner who God knows what would happen. This brand made me puke my guts, lay in bed, and here I am anxious to answer my phone because of aurbino. I’m not saying more than the u.s government should be ashamed that were being fed aurbino poison. I tried the other brands I mentioned & they crap all over aurbino. Please someone do something because as consumers/patients who need our meds were being lied to & now we have to deal with it??? Mind you I paid out of pocket for this poison SMH. Please make a complaint to the FDA people. I feel like the FDA waits until someone is dead before they do anything.
June 24, 2019 at 2:05 pm #120940
Call your doctor and tell them what you are experiencing. They should be able to give you another prescription. Good luck
July 10, 2019 at 3:45 am #122074addgirl44Participant
Wow, I am SO happy I found this thread. Granted, it is the second thing that comes up when I Google “aurobindo adderall.” Yikes. I’ve been on 30mg ir for years now. Got this month’s prescription filled at CVS for the first time and noticed that the pills looked different. Didn’t think anything of it, but took one as usual and felt… nothing, except for an insane amount of teeth grinding and aggression and irritability and depression. It was so weird, and I thought I was going insane. Tried to stay the course and continue taking them, thinking maybe I was just in a bad mood, had too much caffeine, etc. But same thing for over a week. Finally checked the bottle and saw the manufacturer is Aurobindo. Had never even heard of them until now, and now I see other people’s horrendous experiences. I’m floored. I called CVS tonight, and they told me I had to have my doctor call them and explain what’s going on. Emailed my doc bc Kaiser doesn’t usually let me talk to him on the phone. He’s so slow to respond to emails, but I’m hoping this gets put to the top of his to do list cuz I’m having a hard time functioning. I checked my old prescriptions that were filled at Walgreens, and I always had Tevas. They were great, smooth, and effective for me. Thanks for sharing your experiences everyone, you saved me a lot of mental spiraling.
July 26, 2019 at 10:55 am #123169SpenceParticipant
Guys, PLEASE take the time to report this to the FDA. This is the second time I’ve been unfortunate enough to get Aurobindo generic, and something needs to be done.
Be thorough and contact your pharmacy to get the lot number for the final page. It should help.
June 30, 2020 at 3:18 pm #177937
I see my post made it! Thank you! It’s abundantly clear there are a number of generics that are producing terrible side effects as well as ineffectiveness! Since being diagnosed with ADHD in 1995, in my thirties, was prescribed Ritalin…was a blessing, but have since been switched to amphetamine salts due to the horrible side effects, including the Ritalin BRAND! I am running into the same horrible issues with generics for amphetamine salts! A new generic by LANNETT was put on the market 2019 and the side effects were so horrible I couldn’t believe this product was even on the market an ADHD or ADD medication!! It is that bad! Please beware of LANNETT generic!
Next script was by AUROBINDO…and again the same ineffectiven, horrible, adverse reactions! I am sooo fed up with this! This is just wrong for the folks who have to suffer through this condition, imbalance. It IS REAL! I have been contacting, both calling and emailing these pharmaceutical companies letting them known how awful, and ineffective their generics are, and I am getting calls by these pharmaceutical companies. I’m pretty sure, by law, these companies have to follow up and document when adverse reactions, side effects occur with medications. Just got a call by LANNETT, and recently by AUROBINDO. They will ask you for the NDC #, the Lot # neither of which is provided on the script bottle, or here in Florida it isnt, the ex date, and the pharmacy contact info so they can obtain the BATCH details, only. They say an investigation will be performed aiming to identify the cause and provide corrective actions to decrease the probability of recurrence…those are their words…
I so hope folks will take the time to contact whatever pharmaceutical company/companies ppl who doomed to buy their medications from manufactured by these companies!
I’m not sure how effective it is to talk to your doctor, but yes, doctors should to be notified of the awful side effects, ineffectiveness of this medication, and when ppl try to tell you it’s you, or refuse to believe you, and find it hard to believe, these doctors don’t already know that a number of these generics are producing horrible side effects. Nevertheless, perhaps doctors hands considering it seems medications used to help treat ADD, ADHD being a class II medication seems to have fallen under the category of taboo when needing to ask questions, and I find that infuriating when treats as such.
Every pharmaceutical company I have pulled up online states the ingredients are listed on the medications manufactured. I’m finding that to not be true as with Amphetamine salts. The active ingredients are listed, the salts, sugars, any amino acids, and etc, but nothing is listed as far as an inactive an inactive ingredient at least with this medication marketed as treatment for ADHD/ADD that would cause me to feel drugged, out of it, spaced out, quite irritable, excessive moodiness, NOT alert, inability to get focused, lethargic, yawning uncontrollably, more depressed, and causes me to want to squint my eye constantly, and so on. There clearly must be something as an additive that is not being listed.
The NDA number, pharmaceutical companies will ask for when a complaint is made and is issued for all medications manufactured by that pharmaceutical company, which is a new drug application submitted by pharmaceutical companies, that first and foremost, EVIDENCE, that the drug has the effect it’s supposed to have and is safe… The drug is first tested on animals, then humans. Once the basic questions of safety and efficacy are settled, the FDA approves the drug if it deems the benefits outweigh the risk. Side effects can start showing up after medication enters the marketplace. No kidding…
according to the FDA consumers should contact the MedWatch division of the FDA to report ALL adverse side effects. Number provided 1-800-FDA-1088 or go to website and fill out form to submit. FDA states on website they take all complaints seriously and once a few complaints have been reported, the FDA states on their website, that why WILL conduct an investigation.
Should probably put it to a test.
Regardless some of these generics have some dangerous, and unsafe side effects! I can attest to that.
If this is ever gonna potentially produce any results, the more consumers start contacting the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing and marketing these horrible generics, and the MedWatch division of the FDA, folks should go to the source and let it be known these generics are not at all acceptable, useless, and ask if ALL ingredients are being listed? What is in these generics that could produce all, and pretty much the same awful side effects by so many users?! Personally, I want to know what is in this medication that makes me feel so bad? I would think, consumers would have the legal right to know!
August 7, 2019 at 12:57 pm #124576sywiParticipant
Thank you all for confirming what I already suspected, that my pharmacy now having only Aurobindo “Adderall” in stock (they used to carry Teva) is why after 10 years on generic Adderall, which was previously overall tolerable and effective at curbing the worst of my ADD to warrant staying on it for a decade, suddenly what Aurobindo is claiming is real generic Adderall is all pronounced, unbearable, untenable side effects and less-than-zero medicinal value.
If I wanted to alternately be constantly exhausted, so anxious I’m afraid to leave my apartment, randomly mentally though not physically homicidal, so oversensitive to stimuli that I can no longer shower, only bathe with a washrag and no-rinse shampoo because being pelted with water is suddenly unbearable, and depressed and less able to focus than taking nothing–oh, and newly plagued by severe lower abdominal pain, mouth ulcers, and a general sense of being poisoned, it’s perfect. But, given that I neither want nor can afford any of those things, because I not only have to function, I used to quite like showering regularly (esp. in August in the Midwest, but efficient personal hygiene is really an all-weather boon), and I find hours-long panic attacks nerve-wracking, exhaustion tiring, severe gut pain uncomfortable, and the sense of being systemically poisoned, disturbing. I also was happier when not compelled to randomly scream at my mother; because she’s my mom, 80, and already nervous that her circle of acquaintances has suddenly expanded to include a number of gynecological oncology surgeons arguing about whether she’s more apt to die of invasive abdominal surgery or an ovarian tumor growing like it’s on the pharmaceutical-grade amphetamine mix that I very seriously doubt I am, I’m really grateful to hear others’ accounts that so match mine, I feel I have id’d the culprit and overcame my new phone phobia to find a different pharmacy that stocks Teva instead.
Not that Teva hasn’t been caught by the FDA violating acceptable mff. procedures for its drugs bound for the US, but Aurobindo has managed to collect 11 FDA reports of violations in 3 years, some of them addressing problems caught earlier and unfixed.
FDA regulation of offshore drug-mff. plants is so spotty that US. drug mff. are outsourcing generic production to such plants just because they’re “unburdened by regulatory inspections.” Still, a single inspection of one Aurobindo plant in May 2019 found unignorable issues like using known carcinogens as binding agents at about 4 times the acceptable levels in life-critical cardiac medications, the presence of rodents, insects, visible dirt, rust, and 5 buckets of water from leaking air conditioners sitting in plain view in the manufacturing areas, safety technicians not trained for their jobs, and obviously faked data representing the amount of active ingredients at much higher levels than the products actually included when tested by FDA inspectors. And supposed capsules of drugs shipped to the U.S. totally empty. The actual report is heavily redacted, but understandable. URL given below.
Notably, the conclusion reached by the FDA in its folo-up letter to Aurobindo in June, AFTER AB was given time to address the issues noted in May, was that Aurobindo’s 3 main plants are not capable of meeting basic safety standards for drug manufacturing, and that there’s been a notable absence of anything being done to make them so. (Direct quote: “These repeated failures at multiple sites demonstrate that [Aurobindo’s] management oversight and control over the manufacture of drugs are [still] inadequate.”) The full text of the june folo-up letter from the FDA to Aurobindo is here: https://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/warning-letters/aurobindo-pharma-limited-577033-06202019
Aurobindo’s response to media inquiries about how its stock/price/revenues would be affected by the FDA letters were rosily optimistic: It literally said that the FDA warnings would not affect its revenue stream at all (the FDA fell far short of closing the plants), and its recent acquisition of the mff rights to a huge number of drugs formerly made by, or in the pipeline of, Novartis, still leaves it positioned to become the second-largest producer of generics for the US market. I’m glad to report that its stock price was and remains dinged, at least.
Actual FDA report on one Aurobindo plant inspected in May 2019 (heavily redacted and requires attention to the implications of what was observed; also noteworthy that the plant is still pumping out drugs for the US market):
Examples culled from the FDA report:
Ask before you fill your scrip who the mff. is for what you’ll be given. If the answer is “Aurobindo,” take your scrip elsewhere; call around to local pharmacies and find one that has what you’re prescribed mff’d by pretty much anyone else. (I’ve personally had OK results from Teva, a common supplier.) If you just submitted a scrip, don’t know who the mff. is, ask, and if it’s Aurobindo and they offer no other options, take your scrip back from that pharmacy and get it filled elsewhere, as noted; you can probably get it electronically transferred to another pharmacy, though I’m not positive about that bit re: meds scheduled as tightly as Adderall. I just got my physical scrip back from the CVS and plan to take it Walgreen’s, which I called and which thankfully has my 15 mg. pills made by Teva. If they already filled it, I’m pretty sure that as long as you haven’t picked it up and/or taken it out of the pharmacy, you can get them to put the pills back and, if Aurobindo is all they have, and they won’t order your dose made by somebody slightly more reputable, still retrieve your prescription, or transfer it. Don’t accept medication that was mff. by Aurobindo. Or at least not their “mixed amphetamine salts, i.e. generic Adderall. (Who the mff. is, is in tiny print on the bottle. Hard to spot but it’s there. Or just ask the pharmacist.) It is in my opinion both medically useless and dangerous. If you simply can’t find a pharmacy that can fill your scrip with pills made by other than Aurobindo (seems unlikely, but just in case), contact your prescribing doctor and try to get her to give you a scrip marked “DAW,” assuming your insurance will cover non-generics. Or if you can afford to, bite the bullet and pay OOP. If your insurance doesn’t cover non-generics & you can’t afford to buy the, see if you can get the same total amount of medication using, say, in my case, 3 10-mg. tablets per day rather 2 15-mgs. For some reason, my CVS’s 10-mg tabs are mff’d by a couple of suppliers that aren’t Aurobindo. It’s just the 15s that they offer no other choice for. Maybe Aurobindo has more market dominance in 15-mg. tablets? Anyway, I didn’t need to go through the whole rigmarole of getting hold of my p-doc and explaining the problem and getting a new scrip, because while it’s refill time, I’m not out of the 15 mgs–I haven’t been taking much, because too nasty–so I’m not going through acute withdrawal, I can just take my scrip to Walgreens tomorrow.
August 11, 2019 at 9:20 am #124841bbkyParticipant
My pharmacy switched my script about 7-8 months ago & my mental & physical well-being has plummeted to the point I feel suicidal 80% of the time, which has never been the case. ZERO energy, total inability to focus, memory riddled with holes, my body feels so heavy & my head feels like it’s filled with concrete plunged into a mud pit. It took me months to make the connection to the switch in my adderall meds. Asking my Dr about it, she said some genetics are just junk, “might as well be licking a salt block” were her words. She recommended talking to my pharmacist about the different meds I’ve had. I found an old bottle from a yr ago (b/c I can no longer clean up the clutter) & it was the med that worked for me: round orange 20mg, manufactured by Aurobindo. The ones I’m currently taking that do next to nothing are oval peach 20mg by Zydus.
I was planning on speaking to my pharmacist but now after reading what so many have had to say about Aurobindo, I’m feeling hesitant. But those meds did work, and the Zydus doesn’t.
I’m at such a loss here, and I’m on the edge;
I feel like if I don’t find something to help me soon, it’s gonna be too late.
August 11, 2019 at 8:59 pm #124858
I’m going to ask my doctor to write Sandoz only, or perhaps Sandoz or Teva only on my prescription. That will force the pharmacy to stop playing their stupid, ‘it’s all the same, she will take what we give her crap with me.
They should all be forced to read “Bottle of Lies”. I’m halfway through it, and it confirms my worst suspicions, while informing me of even more horrifying crimes and corruptiono than I ever imagined.
August 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm #124953
I have dealt with this since insurance wouldn’t cover brand anymore. I have to get my two kids and myself Adderall every month. The doctor can write which manufacture works best on script but they sometimes forget to. What you can do to make sure that you get the right kind. Tell the pharmacy what works for you. They will put it in your profile and only fill your medication with that manufacture. I have done that for myself and my kids. We can only take Impax Generics. We all got Teva manufacture one month and it was horrible. I told our doctors, the pharmacy and filed a commplaint with company and FDA.
August 15, 2019 at 4:44 pm #125341
I cannot find Sandoz or even Teva now to save my life! Meanwhile, I cannot find a description of Northstar to save my life, either. Can anyone post a photo or description of that pill? 20 mg instant release. Thanks!
August 16, 2019 at 4:15 am #125366tjl1Participant
Wow I can’t believe I found this thread andnso recent as I thought surely I was going crazy. I normally pick up my script from one pharmacy but after a new insurance I switched to my “preferred” pharmacy. I called my doctor the first day of taking this explaining that this didn’t feel right and what can be done… I was told to wait until next month and to back to the pharmacy I usually fill at.
Talk about a terrible month in which I felt no motivation, tired, sluggish, couldn’t remember a literal thing to save my life and extremely off kilter. I just finally got my new month and my “old generic” back – Teva. However I still don’t think this is right either! Doc insisted that I go back to Teva and increase dosage – but I’m feeling like I need something diff all together.
August 16, 2019 at 9:38 am #125371OutsiderParticipant
If another generic form of Adderall XR worked for you ask your prescriber to specify that brand and mark no substitutions. As long as it is a generic equivalent, the insurance will cover it and your pharmacy will have to order it (usually will take 1-3 days). The no substitution box is not just for branded drugs. No explanation necessary to the pharmacist just make them comply to the no substitution mark on the prescription.
Brand to brand variation exists and most forms of Adderall will give a positive for amphetamines in a reliable drug screen.
September 10, 2019 at 9:07 pm #127363
What we need is a reliable, independent lab that will test pills sent from patients and verify whether or not they are any good.
It’s pretty obvious to me that many of these generic companies are playing a shell game called ‘hide the active ingredient’. One month this one works, one month the next one works, another month someone complains about this pill, next month it’s all about that pill, and it looks like our Aurobindo may have changed its name to Northstar, or else my Pharmacy just lied and through aurobindo into a bottle label Northstar.
Darned if I can figure it out. But I know these companies are crooked, I know the FDA is crooked, and I know that we need outside verification. Talk about the cure being worse than the disease! Until I found a forum similar to this one years ago, I wondered if I was going crazy! Well that, and I read Bottle of Lies. Once again, let me reiterate, everyone who is having this problem needs to read that book.
September 13, 2019 at 8:41 pm #127662JMarinADDParticipant
Aurobindo Pharma’s generic Adderall gives me severe migraines; have not had any adverse effects – over 15-years – with any other generic brand. Tell your Pharmacist to note your file “Do NOT Fill rx with Aurobindo Pharma brand”
November 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipant
I find it so incredible that so many generics are nothing but sugar pills. How could the FDA do something like this. Teva is the best generic for me and many others. Now it’s impossible to find. Our alternatives are things that give us headaches, nausea, irritability etc.
December 3, 2019 at 5:02 pm #135791AutumnDraideanParticipant
The FDA has become a paper tiger. Read Katherine Eban’s book “Bottle of Lies”
I’m sorry everyone is suffering so.
Greed is killing us all!
December 12, 2019 at 7:44 pm #136287Bynum13Participant
A few years ago the same thing happened to me when they mysteriously fill my prescription with this I wonder Aurobindo brand and within 20 minutes of my first dosage and keep in mind I had no bias one way or another I just assumed it was the same, immediately I went into the deepest darkest depression with the worst anxiety and I stayed this way for three days as I continued to dos just thinking I would get through it but I never did so I called my doctor and he had me bring up my bottle of pills and in return he gave me a new script for me to go fill somewhere else.. the worst part was that my insurance covered the first prescription but obviously isn’t going to on the second one with the only being three days apart but it was totally worth it’s still because I couldn’t survive taking that brand and I can barely survive not taking my regular Adderall
December 31, 2019 at 11:46 am #137446liz77777Participant
I was on 40mg/ Dexedrine spansule (mostly generic) for 15 yrs. I took myself off mid summer bc Aurobindo sucks or what we were getting before was way better for some reason like it was the remnants from a 1950’s supply with Barbiturates in it but yes I agree I think the current supply from Aurobindo is frightening and I have on the same dose had horrible opiate like withdrawals from reading online I think at the same dosage same times of the day.
I cant do this w Aurobindo and would rather be completely distracted and literally have narcolepsy. I hear you guys on the weird side effects. They were too much for me. I wrote the FDA we need our own warehouse in America and have called to try to just make this right.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by liz77777.
December 31, 2019 at 11:55 am #137448liz77777Participant
Stay strong!! It is most certainly hard right now.
February 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm #141219USA-All_The_WayParticipant
Literally was just rushed to the hospital ER from my job, after my pharmacy decided to switch my Adderall to this brand. Never had any bad side effects before using this brand. Headaches, nausea, exhaustion, hallucinations chest pain, shaking, muscle tension and, anxiety/panic attacks. I have U30, first time taking it today. Has no effect at all, and provides no focus at all either.
The FDA needs to ban this company from manufacturing this.
February 7, 2020 at 12:29 pm #141361FrankNittyParticipant
I’ve taken IR adderall on and off for 10 years. Always a consistent, positive effect.
Was recently prescribed Aurobindo 20MG Amphetamine Salts for the first time from CVS.
In my experience it had all the negative side effects of adderall: Jitteriness, Nervousness, Anxiety, Racing heart.
and none of the positive effects: Enhanced concentration, sense of well being.
On a weird note, I usually break my pills up and take half at a time, and am very familiar with the distinct slightly sweet taste of the medication that is identical across various generics I tried. The aurobindo do not have the same taste at all.
It was so ineffective I googled it, and it’s no surprise this is the very first result for “Aurobindo Adderall”
Something is up with their recent batch. I’m guessing the formulation is out of wack. Needs to be recalled and tested immediately, could be dangerous.
Reported to the FDA, recommend everyone do the same if they had the same bad experience I did: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm?action=consumer.reporting1
March 13, 2020 at 11:24 pm #144849
I take the generic Dexedrine/dextrost/Zenzedi. If I take the Aurobindo generic, within hours I have the worst anxiety/depression, headache and my skin breaks out horribly. I am out of my meds and Right now there is a shortage, no pharmacy can order any other generic besides Aurobindo.
I have literally bottles of Aurobindo generics at home from previous months when I filled them and got soooo sick I had to stop taking them.
Facing the fact that I am out of meds and feeling pretty certain that the poisonous affects from the Aurobindo are due to a filler I tried an experiment.
I placed the Aurobindo in a small narrow 2 once glass and put about an once of water in it. I stirred it until the pill desolved.
I let it settle and used a dropper to carefully suck up just the liquid, none of the solids and then put the liquid in another small glass.
I did this 4 times, mixing and let settle each time.
So now I had a glass of goo solid and a glass of merky water.
I drank the syphoned off water.
Believe it or not, it worked! I felt the POSITIVE effects of the medicine and Hardly any side effects!
Hopefully this will continue to work until a pharmacy can get quality meds again.
I thought it important to share this for 2 reasons.
1. It just about proves that Aurobindo is putting a poisonous filler in the pills, sense if I injest the solid fillers I get horribly sick, but if I let the Dextroamphetamine disolve in the water and just injest the water, I am fine.
2. I thought it might help some of you guys who have also been stuck with a months worth of meds that you can’t injest because they make you sick.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by AurobindoStole2YearsOfMyLifeToMakeAProfit.
March 20, 2020 at 11:06 pm #163767
I’m still waiting for Teva to ship new batches on April 4th. To prepare, my plan was to have my doctor send my prescription to a pharmacy and have my meds on order so that I can get them as soon as available. The parmacists at CVS, Walgreens, Drug Emporium, WalMart, and every major pharmacy said that corporate rules prevent them from ordering this med from Teva. I went to Costco, the pharmacist said thier distributor won’t order this med from Teva. But, she referred me to a locally owned compound pharmacy. I went to the pharmacy she suggested and the pharmacist was super helpful! He spent about an hour calling EVERYONE he could think of. He called his distributors, even other pharmacist asking if they are having the same problems ordering Teva generic dextroamphetamine….
After going through all of this, we learned that basically no matter what myself or any other person does, even though these meds are proven to be problematic and in my case physically poisonous, it is 100% impossible for any person, doctor or pharmacist, in the state of Louisiana to purchase any dextroamphetamine medication not made by Aurobindo.
The reason is because Express Scripts only includes Aurobindo on thier formulary and that is all they will pay for. This does not sound like a big deal, but Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana uses Express Scripts to handle all of thier prescriptions. Again, you may be saying… so what? Whats the big deal?
Here is the big deal! BCBS LA bought the only other remaining healthcare provider in the state, Vantage Healthcare, in 2019.
So now, no pharmaceutical distributor in Louisiana will stock anything besides what is on the Express Scripts formulary. It doesn’t matter if the med is hazardous, ineffective, poisonous, etc…
I called BCBS LA today and went through every detail with them. Everything, the side effects, my visits to doctors after being poisoned by Aurobindo, the FDA citations, everything. I requested, out of safety for patients that BCBS LA instruct Express Scripts, who works for them, to remove Aurobindo dextroamphetamine meds from thier formulary and no longer approve claims for any Aurobindo dextroamphetamine meds.
A BCBS LA representative assured me this will be addressed with Express Scripts representatives and they will call me back Monday.
One thing all of you need to understand is that the shady dealings by Express Scripts on behalf of BCBS LA does not just affect Blue Cross customers. By having a nearly 100% Monopoly on healthcare in Louisiana, Blue Cross has effectively prohibited ANY person, even the uninsured people who pay cash, from access to ANY drug not on the Express Scripts formulary.
Do I trust them… No, but hoping for the best.
One thing they don’t know is that I recorded the call, so I proof that they were made fully aware of the poisonous Aurobindo meds. And I am going to record the call with thier response.
Worst case senario, They say the standard line… “All generics are the same… we will only pay for Aurobindo”, and I end up with the next MEGA-VIRAL YouTube video where I play the recorded call and ingest an Aurobindo pill and the world can watch me breakout in hives.
March 22, 2020 at 1:16 am #164394
March 24, 2020 at 1:32 am #165513
I am trying to keep my company running, now by myself, with no employees do to the stay at home orders, and with no meds because of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (So forgive me if this post is a bit out of sorts)
On top of that…
In total, I spent about 3 hours on the phone today with representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and Express Scripts, including about an hour on the phone with a head Express Scripts pharmacist.
In short, I learned that none of the people I spoke to actually care if anyone they are supposed to be helping live or die and none have even a basic education in pharmacology except for the Express Scripts head pharmacist I spoke with. BUT, what I learned from her is invaluable! She is not allowed, (Express Scripts internal rule) to see any pricing data or have any control over ordering. All she could do was basically talk to patients and note what they say. In other words, Express Scripts decisions regarding patient safety are completely made by accountants and board members who are only concerned about finding the cheapest price. The health and well being of the insured, is a non-concerne.
All of this has been recorded. This is not nearly over! Again they asked another 48 hours to get back to me. We will see what they say, but I am pretty sure I have enough evidence of criminal activity recorded to request an emergency injunction to suspend BCBSLA’s license to do business in the state of Louisiana.
Please, everyone who had bad experience with Aurobindo, please call your insurance company and Express Scripts and tell them EXACTLY what happened to you.
April 7, 2020 at 5:33 pm #168252kmj615Participant
I hate it when pharmacies change manufacturers and not inform you of it. Then you have to deal with getting the name of the previous manufacturer or call the doctors office. This last time CVS mail order sent me Aurobindo brand and it does NOTHING. A waste of money and time. Not to mention the lack of energy and focus. I do think that this brand is causing some rapid heartbeat. I will know when I start using the old brand.
Has anyone who used Aurorbindo brand and tried Lannett manufacturer have any problems with Lannett? With all of the different manufacturers which brand do you think is the best?
I have been trying to get the right the medication for so many years and I am ready to feel “normal.” I don’t think I will ever feel that way.
I have many other health issues that conflicts with those medications. Almost, like a catch 22. I tried taking Modafinil for Idiopathic Hypersomnia and it really worked well. The problem was the two together made my heart race so I had to stop it. It goes on and on without any real results.
June 2, 2020 at 5:04 am #173122
From this moment forward, direct all complaints to Senator Cassidy of Louisiana. I agreed to cover all cost to have full lab test run on the poisonous Aurobindo pills.
June 5, 2020 at 1:41 pm #173435LCRLCRParticipant
OMG SAME IN CONNECTICUT! A MONOPOLY HERE TOO! BCBS same issue. I grew so tired of the monthly Adderall hunt that I tried several other ADD meds, but nothing works like good ole Teva generic. It has been a nightmare as you all know. I was well aware of the Aurobindo problem immediately because I have breathing issues to begin with; It only took one pill- this nearly killed me! While I am truly sorry for all of your suffering, I am relieved to know that I am not the only little man fighting for the right to safe medicine. If anyone can direct me to someone in Connecticut who might be able to help I would be grateful. I did express my concerns on FDA website but, that is just futile! The FDA doesn’t care until a hoard of people die. Even then, it’s iffy. I’m sure Aurobindo pays them to look the other way while they poison us and I’m sure any government official has access to real healthcare, not, HELL-CARE OR HELL-IF-WE-CARE!
To add insult to injury AUROBINDO has a subsidiary in New Jersey- Auropharma. Unwittingly, I picked up another prescription that I take, and didn’t look at the manufacturer. My heart sank when I saw AUROpharama. UGH-another bad reaction, and another call to the doctor for a new script, and out of pocket pay!
Thank you everyone!
PLEASE POST ANY NEWS!
June 24, 2020 at 3:20 am #177160
Hmmm…I just tried to submit my post but may have been to long so I will cut to the chase with this one, hoping it’ll post.
I was recently prescribed Adderall/Amphetamine salts after having used Ritalin for past 25 years, since it treated my ADD symptoms quite well, up until the generic versions of Ritalin produced the same adverse reactions, side effects, the same ineffectiveness regarding Adderall/Amphetamine salts! Seems all these generics have become many of the various pharmaceutical companies, pot of gold, while those suffering, struggling with the imbalance from ADHD-ADD are ending up at the mercy of BIG pharma, and I’ve had it with this!
Has anyone every seen an NDC# on a prescription bottle? Or how about a Lot#?! Especially a lot#? You can get the NDC from your pharmacist. Those are 2 “very” important numbers, especially the lot#, and according to a pharmacist I had asked about the lot#, he replied he doesn’t get the lot#. The NDC and the lot# are by law, attached to help identify specific batches of manufactured medications for the purpose of determining what, if any, batches of pills are having adverse reactions on a consumer. Or perhaps locating a bad batch. I have started contacting pharmaceutical companie, mainly to ask WHY the filler ingredient isn’t listed on their websites? Consumers should have the right to know what the filler is, considering its most likely the “filler” that is causing such adverse reactions with these generics. I contacted (Aurobindo/Aurolife pharma LLC) last night, went into detail with a list of the awful effects, side effects, symptoms I have, the ineffectiveness of the generic version of Aurobindo’s Adderall. Pharma companies are required to take an official report, documenting all adverse effects, complaints of the medications produced and marketed. I received an email asking for the NDC#, the Lot# I may not get, the ex date, and the pharmacy contact with info to obtain batch details, only. Was told investigation will be preformed aiming to identify the cause & provide corrective actions to decrease the probability of recurrence. If folks will make the time to tell these pharma companies the generics being put out there, are crap, it will be documented, at least.
July 8, 2020 at 8:11 pm #178497shoemiaParticipant
WOW! I’m so glad I found this! I thought I was going crazy! I’ve always taken the oval generic Adderall pill filled by Walgreens in Florida (I believe it’s Teva), but I recently filled my prescription at CVS, and the pill was different. It’s the Aurobindo, and it’s AWFUL! I couldn’t focus, became depressed, irritable, jittery, dizzy, nauseous, experienced blurry vision, and heard my heart beating in my ear as though listening through a stethoscope. I took it for just 3 days and stopped! I called CVS, complained, said something is wrong with this pill. They told me it’s fine. Then I started researching and learned the truth. I’m seeing my doctor in two days to straighten this out! Aurobindo is dangerous!!!
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by shoemia.
July 10, 2020 at 1:20 am #178555
My suggestion is to contact Aurobindo directly. Aurobindo.com. There is a section for consumers who are experiencing side effects/adverse reactions from medications manufactured by Aurobindo. All drug manufacturers have a fill out section of adverse, horrible side effects on their websites for consumers to use. That’s what I did, I’m soooo fed up with this fake stuff, and Aurobindo contacted me. By law, drug manufacturers are required too, and it must be officially documented. I’m hoping more folks who suffer from ADHD/ADD and are as well fed up, will go to the source, and who knows, if enough complaints are made about how horrible and how dangerous these generics are, maybe it’ll finally get the attention it needs!
Plus I sure would like to know what ingredient or whatever is put in this medication that causes the adverse effects, side effects cause I find it odd, after reading online, that almost ALL those who use generics seemed to ALL experience 90% of the same terrible symptoms!
January 24, 2021 at 9:36 am #192485GmagivanParticipant
I am so glad I found this thread. It has been so hard to find other manufactures in my area that doesn’t carry the are Aurobindo brand. There is been months I have one out without medicine and it is affected my life greatly. I take it for the teeg. When I say fatigue I’m talking about literally the teeg like you have the flu or some good might get out of bed and move around and. I don’t know how this manufacturer is getting by with making this bull crapped medicine. I will follow the link and report them.
January 27, 2021 at 2:36 pm #192805StormgodessParticipant
Thank you all so much for this post and the information here on this site. Ive been taking Adderall for over 20 yrs. And have been very responsible in taking this medication. I take month long holidays from it at least three times a year as to not build up a tolerance. Though I have severe ADHD and those holidays are difficult, I simply try not to schedule any extra work or appointments during that time. As far as my home environment, I can manage to work off the organization I have established while on the medication for a few weeks, until it slowly becomes a disorganized mess again lol then I repeat the cycle.
The hardest thing I have faced over all these years is the inconsistency of these generic Manufacturers! You can only imagine if Im facing the clutter and disorder after a month off of the meds, then end up with meds that DO NOT WORK, or even make the anxiety of that clutter and disorganization even more heightened.
Also throw into the mix that I suffer from several Autoimmune issues that at times will flare and render even good Adderall useless, but can also induce symptoms similar to bad generics.
For years I felt like I was on a roller coaster. Im a grown woman, with years of experience with this. I can only imagine how difficult this can be on a child! It makes me wonder how many children could have benefitted from good Adderall, but were moved on to further more dangerous meds because they initially received bad Adderall from one of these crooked manufacturers. It breaks my heart to think about. Imagine some of the side effects we have experienced, but happening in a child that cant accurately express the what is going on.
Thanks to this site I now know what manufacturers to look for, and what to avoid. Thank you all so much. We really should push for accountability by these Manufacturers, in some way? And this is with a drug we are acutely familiar with. It makes you wonder about all the other types of generic drugs out there, that are simply not working for life threatening conditions, that patient cant immediately notice.
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