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Sam524
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   Posted 5/2/2012 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have prescribed Adderall xr 20mg for lack of concentration due to my depression. The pharmacy gave me the generic. Does anyone know if the generic is as effective as the name brand?

I have been reading a lot of mixed reviews about the generic.

My bottle of medication states Amphetamine Salts ER; underneath it says generic for adderall XR 20mg capsules. The capsules are orange.

Thank you,
Sam

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   Posted 5/2/2012 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
They work good. I take 30 mg generic xr. It works well. 20's work good too. I have seen them in the orange capsule. I took generic ir before and it worked well too.

Good luck with the adderall.

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Sam524
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   Posted 5/2/2012 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Karen,

I appreciate this response very much. I know not to believe everything I read but I did not want to psych myself into thinking the meds are not working. Thank you again for taking the time to answer this. I feel much better about this now.

Hugs back,
Sam

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   Posted 5/2/2012 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope that the adderall works for you. I take mine in the morning and it carries me through the day. I take it for energy. Because of my fibromyalgia. It causes extreme fatigue. But I find it is a very useful medication where that is concerned.

Best wishes,

Karen
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Jim1969
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   Posted 5/2/2012 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
By law the active ingredients in generic medications must be exactly the same as in the name brand.

The inactive ingredients can be different however.

For most people there are no issues and they do not notice any difference between generic and name brand.

A considerable amount of people who claim that generics do not work as good as name brand are "name brand fanatics" so to speak. They only believe that the name brands are better.

In some cases though some people do have issues with the fillers. For some reason they keep the active medications from entering the system properly.

It should also be noted that there are also cases where people have better results with a generic than the name brand, most likely due to the filler issue.

What it all boils down to is that there is no reason to suspect a generic medication will work any differently, be it better or worse, than the name brand. The real instances of them working differently are few and far between when you consider how many prescriptions are filled for these medications every month.
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