This morning I spoke on the phone with an individual at Barr Pharmaceuticals' USA headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey with respect to Adderall. (Barr Pharmaceuticals, a division of Teva Pharmaceuticals, is the manufacturer of brand name Adderall. Barr also manufactures a generic version.)
The individual I spoke with confirmed that brand name Adderall does have a new, different formulation. She indicated that pharmacies might still have some stock of the old formulation - but as it runs out, it will be replaced by the new formulation. She indicated further that the original formulation will no longer be manufactured.
She stated that she would relay my concerns about the new formulation's "ineffectiveness" to the appropriate department within the company.
The new fomulation of Adderall is problematic because in my view, it does not work nearly as well as the original formulation. (And apparently I am not alone in my feeling that the new formulation has decreased efficacy compared to the original formulation.)
I suggest contacting Barr Pharmaceuticals regarding this change in brand name Adderall.
There is another generic company (Eon labs owned by Sandoz owned by Novartis who manufacture brand ritalin) who make adderall generic. I switched to it and its awesome.
here is the link for details:
I for one,take Adderall 20 mg,and have noticed the change. The AD formula is the ONLY brand adderall, which was made by Shire(DSM). The formula with dp on the back was put out by Duramed, a subsidiary of Barr, and it is a Generic.The other formula of Adderall 20 mg, has b/973 on back ,2/0 on front is in fact another Generic put out by Barr. Teva pharmacuiticals has bought out Barr/Duramed, and they plan on putting the b/973 20mg tablets out as their Brand name Adderall. I have hard copy proof of this info and may be using it against Teva.
I am taking 'Adderal Brand' from Barr Laboratories. I believe this is their generic formula. I have taken this same pill before (light blue),when I was trying generic pills to save money.
I did not do well on the generic adderall. But I do very well on the Brand Adderrall ( a dark blue, pill). What Barr Laboratories is selling now ($225.00) is a generic formula (light blue).
Now here is my question Does anyone know where I could go to have these pills tested? I want to know what is in them!
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