March 1, 2020 at 8:11 pm #143735Jf67Participant
Does anyone know the difference
between amphetamine salts (generic
adderall) and amphetamine/dextroamphetamine??
March 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm #143736H. O. L. L. O. WParticipant
Adderall has 4 types of amphetamines
Dextroamphetamine has 1 type of amphetamine,
And is a far more inferior drug compared to
Adderall or it’s generic, when it comes to how
Effective in treating adhd symptoms.
March 2, 2020 at 10:55 am #143782Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Stimulant medications affect each person differently. Dextroamphetamine might be “a far more inferior drug” for some, but could be just the right medication for others.
There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both.
The only way to know which medication is right for you is to try them.
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism
March 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm #143827Jf67Participant
Thank you Penny!
I’m 44 and was diagnosed 2 months
ago, so this is all new to me.
I’m currently taking generic
Concerta. I’m willing to be very
patient while finding the right
meds. However, I can tell fairly
quickly if a med is gonna work
for me. I don’t think one is.
Also, my co pay for the generic is
$67. For me and my budget, its too
much. And it’s not even an authorized
So I have an appointment with my
Psychiatrist on Thursday and I’m
going to see if he will let me
switch to amphetamine class.
Thank you for responding!
March 14, 2020 at 3:24 am #144852AurobindoStole2YearsOfMyLifeToMakeAProfitParticipant
Look into manufacturer coupons. Alot of times they will pay part or all of your copay and/deductible if the drug is covered on your plan, but just has high copay. Zenzedi, Eveko, Adzynse, Mydayis, and several others have coupons. Maybe look into who is offering coupons, so when you talk to your doctor, you guys can hopefully come up with a plan that’s not only medically beneficial, but also financially beneficial. Coupons have saved me tons over the years.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Login