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…to be more specific, the generic made by Barr prior to the transfer of rights for the name brand was probably even worse than it is today. After the sale (around 2013?) it seemed to improve dramatically. I know this because I switched back and forth (between generic and NB) a number of times and because, following the sale, the name brand was made by the same company that also seems to distribute to just about every pharmacy in the area — meaning: whenever I switched between name brand and generic, it was always to a Teva/Barr product.
And yes, regardless of what “they” claim, there is a big difference between name brand and generic. If I had to guess, based on my reaction to the Teva/Barr generic I’m taking now (9/1/2021), the generic barely seems to have any dextro-amphetamine effect: a) I mostly just feel peripheral nervous system effects (“weird” feelings in my body) and b) it does nearly nothing anymore to keep me awake. There was never a single instance while taking the name brand that I ever experienced anything like this — and I have taken both generic and name brand, at different times, for several years each (at least 3-4 years each without interruption). I am certainly not “imagining” that I can barely stay awake with these generics. It’s gotten to the point where even I have to weigh whether the side effects are worth it, since all there is anymo0re is side effects.poserParticipant
Does anybody know what pharmacies in northern Maryland carry any generics other than Teva / Barr? The Walgreens I’ve been frequenting on York Road near Towson said they will not order any other generics.
I know this is a long shot, but the T/B generic I’ve been taking for the last three years has become ineffective for me and I need to find an alternative.
Specifically, I am looking for the generic made by Sandoz — which, at least years ago, was said to be closest to the name brand. Of course this was before Shire sold the name brand rights to Barr, which was subsequently acquired by Teva, almost a decade ago; so things may have changed since then.