ADHD drug shortage pushes parents to ...

ADHD drug shortage pushes parents to seek substitutes

There are 7 comments on the WJRT story from Jan 6, 2012, titled ADHD drug shortage pushes parents to seek substitutes. In it, WJRT reports that:

FRIDAY, Jan. 6 -- If the current shortage of some drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has left you searching for something else for your child to take, experts suggest you choose a substitute carefully because the effects of these medications can vary widely.

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T K Lawson RPhT

San Jose, CA

#4 Jan 12, 2012
Generic Adderall is a possible substitute. Teva, Pharmcore, others have these. Call before hand. Be prepared to travel a few extra miles
T K Lawson RPhT

San Jose, CA

#6 Jan 13, 2012
President Barack Obama signed a Executive Order concerning the. many catagonies of back orders and shortages plaguing the US public. With the FDA and other regulatory agencies, the order is mandated for cancer drugs, price gouging, and to streamline the vital drug supply shortfall.
Rocky Lewis

Chicago, IL

#8 Jan 27, 2012
Since this issue has been raised up, I believe Paxil should not be taken as a substitute for ADHD medication. Paxil possess very harmful side effects even reaching birth defects, autism and suicidal thinking behavior. See: These side effects, I think, would only agitate the ADHD patient and would make their disorder worse.

Prospect, KY

#9 Jan 29, 2012
The adhd drug shortage shoud be a blessing in disguise for parents and patients like me. I found a natural adhd alternative AddieUp, I love this supplement because it is natural and I don't get the mood swings I had with adderall. They call Addieup the Adderall substitute but I see Addieup as a herbal adderall that gives you energy. I don't like the energy shots that have junky caffeine.
TK Lawson CPhT

United States

#11 Feb 6, 2012
If immpossible to find the product sufficient for you, off label Rx's like 200 mg of CIV Provigal has documented effectiveness for enhancing memory deficit disorder and is readily available. This however would be a last or temporary resort for you to discuss with your prescriber.
Gary Kaplan

New York, NY

#12 Feb 6, 2012
The way ADHD is managed during childhood would greatly affect how the child would cope up with the daily harasses of adult life. ADHD should be managed properly because it may lead to worse conditions in the future. You can know more about the side effects of medications like Zoloft that are at times used for other mental illness at
#15 Sep 24, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

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