April 27, 2011 at 6:27 am #89436
AnonymousInactiveApril 27, 2011 at 6:27 amPost count: 14413
My regular pharmacy is saying that there’s a national shortage of generic ritalin (10 mg) because of a particular manufacturer.
Has anyone else heard about this?REPORT ABUSEApril 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm #103063
AnonymousInactiveApril 27, 2011 at 11:37 pmPost count: 14413
Yes, I have run into this. One of my prescriptions were on back order and they had no idea when it was going to come in. I talked to my prescriber who said that this had happened to about 5 other people. My prescriber could not understand why. I got another, it was really expensive. I don’t understand this.REPORT ABUSEMay 4, 2011 at 9:05 pm #103064
Lindstr7MemberMay 4, 2011 at 9:05 pmPost count: 103
Yep, just happened to me today. dr. prescribed 3 months worth and I only got one due to a “national shortage.” Odd.REPORT ABUSEMay 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm #103065
sdwaParticipantMay 4, 2011 at 10:28 pmPost count: 363
My doctor mentioned this to me as well. Apparently, there is planning involved in manufacturing drugs!
So “they” project, based on past demand, such as the demand in the last year or last few years, how much they’ll need for the coming year….And they guessed wrong. That’s why.REPORT ABUSEMay 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm #103066
Lindstr7MemberMay 4, 2011 at 11:36 pmPost count: 103
I guess “ADD and Loving it” was a bigger success than anyone realized!REPORT ABUSEMay 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm #103067
AnonymousInactiveMay 30, 2011 at 11:42 pmPost count: 14413
I’m just about to get started on meds again & have been trying to figure out what I can afford. If there’s one generic brand of ritalin that’s better than another, or others, I’d like to know what it is.
Thanks!REPORT ABUSEMay 31, 2011 at 11:52 pm #103068
Lindstr7MemberMay 31, 2011 at 11:52 pmPost count: 103
methylphen-mall is working well for me. 10mgs as needed. First two nights had sleep issues, now its fine and sleep great.REPORT ABUSEJune 20, 2011 at 12:05 am #103069
GeoduckMemberJune 20, 2011 at 12:05 amPost count: 303
I got an answer on the shortage, well, at least this month’s shortage, as I live in a college town. Finals week. Turns out, ADDers who are in college tend to start remembering to take their meds, or refill them in the weeks leading up to finals, as papers are due and intense studying sessions begin. Makes sense.
The pharmacist said that there’s a limited amount they can prescribe during a certain period, because it’s a controlled drug in the US. She also said more would be in later in the month. Luckily she had enough on hand for meREPORT ABUSEJune 20, 2011 at 12:10 am #103070
AnonymousInactiveJune 20, 2011 at 12:10 amPost count: 14413
That is funny! So fill your prescription before finals!REPORT ABUSEApril 19, 2012 at 7:49 am #103071
AnonymousInactiveApril 19, 2012 at 7:49 amPost count: 14413
sdwa I don’t think it was planning or something like that. It was real shortage.REPORT ABUSE