There is a generic form of dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), which is sold under the name Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets and Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Extended Release capsules. Barr Pharmaceuticals, KV Pharmaceuticals, and Mallinckrodt Inc. are some of the companies that currently manufacture generic dextroamphetamine. Generic dextroamphetamine tablets and long-acting capsules are each available in three different strengths, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 15 mg.
Generic Dextroamphetamine: An OverviewDextroamphetamine sulfate (Dexedrine®) is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine comes in two forms: tablets and extended release capsules. Dextroamphetamine extended release capsules are specially designed to release the medications slowly over time. Because extended release capsules release the medication slowly over time, they can be taken just once a day, eliminating the need to take the medication at school or work.
Dextroamphetamine was originally manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and is sold under the name Dexedrine. However, it has since come off patent and is now available as a generic. Interestingly, brand-name Dexedrine tablets are also made by another maker (Shire Richwood Inc.) under a different name: Dextrostat® tablets. Dextrostat tablets are equivalent to Dexedrine tablets.
Generic dextroamphetamine is sold under the names Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets and Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Extended Release capsules.
Generic Dextroamphetamine Makers and StrengthsSeveral different manufacturers make generic dextroamphetamine. Some of these manufacturers include:
- Barr Pharmaceuticals
- KV Pharmaceuticals
- Mallinckrodt Inc.
While brand-name Dexedrine tablets are no longer available, generic dextroamphetamine tablets are available in three strengths:
- Dextroamphetamine sulfate 5 mg tablets
- Dextroamphetamine sulfate 10 mg tablets
- Dextroamphetamine sulfate 15 mg tablets.
Generic dextroamphetamine long-acting capsules are available in the following strengths:
- Dextroamphetamine sulfate extended release 5 mg capsules
- Dextroamphetamine sulfate extended release 10 mg capsules
- Dextroamphetamine sulfate extended release 15 mg capsules.