Adderall and ADHD Treatment

July 11, 2012

Is generic Adderall available?

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Until recently, generic Adderall has only been available in seven strengths of instant-release tablets (5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 12.5mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30mg). Adderall XR (a long-acting form of the medication) was not available in a generic form, as it was protected by a patent. The earliest date a generic Adderall XR could become available was considered to be 2018, when the patent expired.

Shire Pharmaceuticals introduced the Adderall brand in 1996. In 2006, Shire agreed to sell rights to the Adderall name for the instant-release form of Adderall to Duramed Pharmaceuticals and the medication has since become available in a generic formulation of “mixed amphetamine salts”. In 2001, Shire Pharmaceuticals introduced an extended-release preparation of a combination of dextroamphetamine and racemic DL-amphetamine salts in a variety of dosages under the brand name “Adderall XR”, on which Shire intended to retain exclusive patent rights until the patent expired in 2018. However, Shire Pharmaceuticals sold Adderall (instant release) to Barr Pharmaceuticals, too. Now Barr manufactures both the brand and a generic for Adderall, and is going start selling Adderall XR in April 2009. Also, a settlement has been reached between IMPAX Laboratories and Shire Laboratories Inc., a subsidiary of Britain’s Shire Pharmaceuticals in the United States, so IMPAX got a permission to market generic versions of Adderall XR in the United States at least until January 1, 2010…

Now, Adderall is produced by a number of manufacturers, including Duramed Pharmaceuticals, IMPAX Laboratories, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Eon Labs, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, and others.

However, be careful when you find “generic Adderall XR” offers on the Web. You have to remember that the medicines being sold as “generic Adderall XR” are very often fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous. You should not buy any generic Adderall XR unless you are sure of the drug’s manufacturer and the dealer, offering generic Adderall.

IMPAX Adderall XR

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IMPAX Adderall XR is a generic version of Adderall medication manufactured by IMPAX Laboratories, Inc.

IMPAX Adderall XR is a once daily, extended-release, mixture of salts of a single-entity amphetamine product used for the treatment of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

These different salts are metabolized at different rates; therefore the extended-release form of the medication has a milder action as compared to single-salt amphetamine preparations.

IMPAX Laboratories, Inc. is a technology based specialty pharmaceutical company applying its formulation expertise and drug delivery technology to the development of controlled-release and specialty generics in addition to the development of branded products. IMPAX markets its generic products through its Global Pharmaceuticals division and intends to market its branded products through the IMPAX Pharmaceuticals division. Additionally, where strategically appropriate, IMPAX has developed marketing partnerships to fully leverage its technology platform. IMPAX Laboratories is headquartered in Hayward, California, and has a full range of capabilities in its Hayward and Philadelphia facilities. For more information, please visit the Company’s Web site at

IMPAX Laboratories has been having some trouble with distributing its Adderall XR product, as another company, Shire Laboratories Inc., a subsidiary of Britain’s Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc, filed a lawsuit against the Company in the United States. But today, as a proper settlement has been reached, we may rest assured that IMPAX will be able to market generic versions of Adderall XR in the United States. Also, in case of another generic version of Adderall XR being launched, IMPAX may be permitted to enter the market as Shire’s authorized generic. However, IMPAX has to pay Shire a royalty from its generic sales of Adderall XR.

September 12, 2011

Adderall XR 20mg

Adderall XR 20mg

Adderall XR 20mg is supplied as extended-release capsules.

Each Adderall XR 20mg capsule contains equal portions of the four active ingredients:

  • dextroamphetamine saccharate
  • dextroamphetamine sulfate
  • (racemic dextro/levo-amphetamine) aspartate monohydrate
  • (racemic dextro/levo-amphetamine) sulfate

These different salts are metabolized at different rates; therefore the extended-release form of the medication
has a milder action as compared to single-salt amphetamine preparations.

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Adderall 20 mg Capsules (different samples)


Moreover, Adderall XR utilizes the Microtrol extended-release delivery system, incorporating two types of beads. The first dissolves immediately, releasing half of the medication, while the second type dissolves much more slowly releasing the remaining medication four hours later. Maximum plasma concentration is achieved in seven hours, compared to instant-release Adderall, which reaches maximum plasma concentration within three hours.

Inactive ingredients in the capsules include lactitol, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate and some other minor substances.

The maximum dose of Adderall for a child of six years and older is 40mg a day. Adults can take up to 160mg of Adderall a day. A daily dose of Adderall has to be divided into equal parts and taken every several hours to maintain the attention at a higher level, or taken once a day if it does not exceed 60mg. It is known that the effects of a 10 to 20mg dose of Adderall XR normally last about 8-9 hours, then the symptoms of lack of attention return. But the efficacy of the drug depends on the individual response to the treatment. Body weight matters, too. Some people tolerate Adderall better, some – worse. But it has been shown that the higher tolerated dose, the better the response. However, you should never exceed the dose recommended to you by your doctor.

For children aged six and older, Adderall should be started at Adderall 5 mg once or twice a day. The dose may be increased by 5mg every week if needed, but the total dosage of Adderall should not be more than 40 mg per day. Adults may start with 10 or even 20 mg of Adderall, gradually increasing the dose week by week if necessary up to 120 or even 160 mg per day in total.

February 25, 2010

Hello world!

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