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Went to fill my Adderall XR prescription on Saturday and learned that apparently there is a nationwide shortage of Adderall. First Adderall XR and now IR as well.

Google found a lot of comments but not a lot of information.

I use a Target pharmacy, and it seems that Target was one of the first affected national chains. This stinks, because for any other prescription, I'd go someplace else, but for a stimulant especially, it's important to me to stay with one pharmacy/pharmacist.

And I do have a couple conditions for which I'm on a couple daily meds and from time to time end up on a slew of things, and it just seems wiser to stay with one pharmacy to avoid all kinds of potential problems. They had a little Adderall XR in stock, and she held them for me until I was able to get to the psych today to have him change the scripts to the dosages they had in stock (my script was for 30s and 5s; they had 25s and 10s--and for this I got to spend most of the afternoon driving around town :dizzy: )

The pharmacist stated that this is likely to be a long-term or permanent issue. Some comments online have suggested that there is a scarcity of Ritalin in some markets too.

Not sure what to do next. :confused:

My life sucked before Adderall. Not ready to go back to living like that. The days I skip it from time to time are bad enough. I skip a weekend day sometimes when the side-effects get too bad--the mouth irritation seems kind of cumulative and a day off helps. But I have a hard time getting much done.

The short-term plan is probably to switch to Ritalin, but I'm nervous because I tend to have some mood-crash problems at the end of the day with Adderall. Those may be more pronounced with Ritalin. I'm not great about sticking to a med schedule, because I don't always get up at the same time. I have a hard enough time keeping track of whether or not and when to take a dose of Adderall IR in the afternoon based on my schedule. Multiple daily doses could be problematic.

None of the Google hits are mentioning the future, and how long this is likely to last or if it will be permanent. Anyone having these issues, or any ideas about what's going on and how long it will last? What you are people doing in the meantime?





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