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    • #143735
      Jf67
      Participant

      Does anyone know the difference
      between amphetamine salts (generic
      adderall) and amphetamine/dextroamphetamine??

    • #143736
      H. O. L. L. O. W
      Participant

      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.

    • #143782
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      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.

      A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

      • #143827
        Jf67
        Participant

        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
        Generic (trigen)
        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!

        Jamie

    • #144852

      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.

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