• Merely Me
    Health Guide
    June 11, 2010
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    June 11, 2010

    Hi Sharon


    The generic is supposed to have the same essential ingredients as the name brand.  But you are not alone in thinking that it seems different.  Here is an ADHD forum with many comments about generic vs name brand Adderall. 


    I would discuss this with your doctor.  I am sure you will be paying more for the name brand.  You have to decide if it is worth it.


    Let us know what happens.  Thank you for your question.

  • Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    June 06, 2010
    Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    June 06, 2010



    Thank you for your question and welcome to


    You don't mention whether you are taking the generic form because it is less expensive, whether your insurance company will only pay for the generic form or whether you don't have prescription insurance.


    If you have insurance and the company does not want to pay for the brand name medication, you should have your doctor contact them and explain why the generic is not working for you. He or she may be able to have the insurance company pay for the brand name.


    If you don't have insurance, you can try to request the medication through a prescription assistance program. All of the major pharmaceutical companies offer programs to help those without insurance. You can find out more: Free or Low Cost Medications.


    If your doctor completes the prescription marking generic okay, let the doctor know you would like a prescription for the brand name.


    If there is a problem other than those I addressed, please let me know and I will try to find some answers for you.





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