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Adderall shortage is impacting Americans in need of the medication

A national shortage has been declared for the medication Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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According to AS, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the declaration on Wednesday.

The drug is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and once the announcement was made their shares fell 1.5% after trading hours.

Why is there a shortage of Adderall?

Adderall is made with amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. There have been factory delays at Teva intermittently, causing the shortage. While other companies have continued to make amphetamine mixed salts, there is not enough to meet demand.

There is planned supply recovery for these drugs and that will be happening between Oct. 2022 and March 2023.

People could experience a delay in receiving their medications depending on the timing and demand, but it will only be temporary, according to Teva.

They added that they expect full recovery in the upcoming months.

It should be around two or three months before supplies are normal again.


Which pills are available and which are unavailable?

The FDA website has a list of medication shortages by company and medication name, and updates them regularly.

As of Oct. 18, 2022, the current supply is the following

  • Adderall (R) Tablets 10 mg 100: On backorder and expected to be available in Oct. 2022
  • Adderall (R) Tablets 12.5 mg 100: available
  • Adderall (R) Tablets 15 mg 100: available
  • Adderall (R) Tablets 20 mg 100: available
  • Adderall (R) Tablets 30 mg 100: available
  • Adderall (R) Tablets 5 mg 100: available
  • Adderall (R) Tablets 7.5 mg 100: available
  • 12.5 mg 100 count: On backorder and expected to be available Oct. 2022
  • 15 mg 100 count: On backorder and expected to be available Nov. 2022
  • 7.5 mg 100 count: available
  • 10 mg 100 count: On backorder and expected to be available Nov. 2022
  • 20 mg 100 count: On backorder and expected to be available Nov. 2022
  • 30 mg 100 count: On backorder and expected to be available in Dec. 2022
  • 5 mg 100 count: On backorder and expected to be available in Nov. 2022

For more information visit the FDA website about medication shortages.


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