If you or a loved one suffer from attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD), you probably already know that there’s a severe shortage of generic versions of Adderall. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put generic Adderall on its list of drugs in shortage, and pharmacies across the country have reported that generic Adderall is out-of-stock. It’s unknown when generic Adderall will be widely available again.
Unfortunately, if you do use generic Adderall to treat ADD, that probably means that you will be paying more for your prescription drug than you usually do. While generic Adderall may be unavailable, brand-name Adderall is, and most health insurance plans require a higher co-pay for the brand-name prescription drug. How much more you will be paying for your ADD medication will depend on your health insurance, but for most, it will be a difference of $25, $50 or $75 a month.
For a while, we were hearing that some mail-order pharmacies still had generic Adderall in stock, but even that source is drying up these days. Aetna’s mail-order pharmacy has gone so far as to send letters to patients informing them that if Adderall prescriptions cannot be filled with a generic version of the drug, they will automatically be filled with brand-name Adderall at the higher co-pay.
We haven’t heard anything definite about when generic Adderall will be widely available again soon, but you can be sure that we’ll let you know as soon as we hear!
Have you found generic Adderall available anywhere? Tell us about it!
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