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I've observed a couple posts with people claiming they get slightly different results/side effects when going with the generic meds as opposed to the brand name meds. Any truth to this or is it urban legend?

I've been taking Dextrostat 5MG tabs, and underneath that is says "Substituted for Dexedrine 5 MG tabs."

The most recent prescription reads, "Dextroamphetamine 5 MG tabs," and underneath it reads "Substituted for Dexedrine 5 MG tabs."

So is "Dextrostat" just a short word for "Dextroamphetamine," or is there a slight difference between to two, because they're both substituted for "Dexedrine."

Additionally, should I be taking the brand name Dexedrine instead of these generics? What's the difference in effectiveness? THANK YOU ADD BOARD!
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I've observed a couple posts with people claiming they get slightly different results/side effects when going with the generic meds as opposed to the brand name meds. Any truth to this or is it urban legend?

I've been taking Dextrostat 5MG tabs, and underneath that is says "Substituted for Dexedrine 5 MG tabs."

The most recent prescription reads, "Dextroamphetamine 5 MG tabs," and underneath it reads "Substituted for Dexedrine 5 MG tabs."

So is "Dextrostat" just a short word for "Dextroamphetamine," or is there a slight difference between to two, because they're both substituted for "Dexedrine."

Additionally, should I be taking the brand name Dexedrine instead of these generics? What's the difference in effectiveness? THANK YOU ADD BOARD!


From what I understand, generics have to be the same as the name brand. The price difference is because other labs can produce it after the patent is up; those labs don't spend the money on the development of the drug(nor the promotion and advertising) so can produce it cheaper. But I think by law it has to be the same drug.

PS...stimulants can cause sexual side effects, so there's a good chance it isn't you. Side effects can come at any time, from the beginning of treatment to years later.