Guest renegade master Posted January 17, 2008 Share Posted January 17, 2008 Hi, It seems like it's been almost a year from when this topic was discussed (i found it on google search for adderall IR). Anyway, I have a question on adderall, so if anyone reads, here it goes: Is there a difference between brand adderall IR vs. generic in terms of quality and effectiveness? I was previously on Adderall XR, and honestly I'm quite comfortable with the XR, very smooth, kicks in about 30-40 mins, hardly can tell when it wears out. In fact, that "hardly can tell when it wears out" part was the reason I switched to IR today for trial at least. I used to take XR 30 mg early in the morning, but I could hardly fall asleep at night. It lasted too long, although the peak effects were gone after 6-8 hours. To be honest, I loved XR especially on days i worked on tv/film sets where your work day is anywhere from 12 to 16 long draining hours.. But not every day I do that and sometimes I had shorter days, so I decided to try IR.. I actually wanted to try dexedrine (i dont know how different) because it's supposed to last as long with immediate release but last about 6 hours or so (relatively shorter) on extended release spansules, and supposed to be a bit more intense throughout since it's a bit more potent from what i read. she was going to prescribe me that but then for some reason changed her mind and said try adderall IR instead using a few maneuvering excuses, so I got prescribed 60 x 30mg adderall IR, 2x30mg a day. This is actually twice the dose than i was taking before, because i was previously taking 1x30mg XR. So i actually expected even some euphoric peak when i was taking it. but even though it's been an hour since i took my 30mg IR, i feel nothing. It's yet to kick in, but it hasn't. Could it have anything with it being generic instead of brand adderall? I was going to buy brand adderall but the pharmacy didn't have that many adderall 30 mg in stock, they said they have generic, and i asked whether it would work exactly the same, they said it will because it's the same ingredients. it doesn't have any generic brand name on it, it only says "dextroamphetamine/amphetamine salt combo" and from walgreens. could it be the factor why it hasn't worked so far. i took it late at night tonight because i need to do late night editing work. i liked the fact that 60 pills cost me $70, vs. 30 XR pills of same dose (30mg) had cost me $150+ in walgreens (or $124 at vons' pharmacy instead), but i hope lack of effectiveness is not the payoff with generic. thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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