Cheaper substitute for Adderall XR???

Michelle - posted on 05/02/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 8 year old son takes 20 mg of Adderall XR in the morning as well as a very small dosage of CLonidine st night. We just had another price increase with the Adderall XR and without having insurance it is making things a little hard. I am just curious if anyone has any knowledge of a cheaper sub. for the Adderall. I would appreciate any suggestions. I plan on making an appointment with his Dr. in about a month to discuss this with him. Thanks for any help provided.

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Lisa - posted on 05/08/2009

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I had the same problem i had 2 of my daughters on Adderall XR and we had state medical so i didnt have a co pay until my boyfriends incurance took over and the co pay was 50.00 each and i didnt know about the generic but my doctor whom has been a huge help to me recommended that we try Dexadrine it is the same as adderall and i was scared to switch and have problems cause it is so hard to find a pill that works but i found that they didnt know the difference and the co pay is only 15.00 each huge difference i know that they come in pill form and time release talk to your doctor and maybe call your inc and see what you co pay would be if they were to change it so that way you dont have to keep switching to find out you are still paying allot i also found that with some inc you can check on line to see what you are covered for and how much it is

Barbara - posted on 05/08/2009

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The generic Adderall XR just became available around the beginning of April. My husband called the insurance company when the co-pay for the Adderall was raised for the second month in a row and the insurance company told him about the generic. When he called the pharmacy to ask about it they didn't even know about the new meds until he called. The bad news is that my co-pay for the generic is only $6 less than what the co-pay was for the brand name back in Jan. before they started raising the price. The is the second time that has happened to me that the generic medicine comes out and I basically have to pay the same price I was paying for the brand name three months earlier. My experience is that now all that "generic" means is that they can raise the price of the brand name.

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