Get Healthy!

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
  • Posted October 13, 2022

FDA Says ADHD Med Adderall Is in Short Supply

People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy may rely on the drug Adderall, but it is in short supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

The Adderall and Adderall IR shortage is due to intermittent manufacturing delays at Teva, one of the companies that produces the medication.

While other companies continue to produce these amphetamine mixed salts, they don't make enough to meet U.S. demand.

Adderall is FDA-approved for ADHD and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder.

Until supply is restored, alternatives include the extended-release version of amphetamine mixed salts, the FDA said.

The FDA has posted information online on current manufacturers and available product strengths. It is monitoring the shortage and helping manufacturers get what they need to resolve it. The agency said it would continue to provide updates.

Patients should work with their doctors to determine their best treatment option, according to a news release from the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on ADHD.

SOURCE: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, news release, Oct. 12, 2022

Health News is provided as a service to Martin's Quick Meds Express Pharmacy site users by HealthDay. Martin's Quick Meds Express Pharmacy nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please seek medical advice directly from your pharmacist or physician.
Copyright © 2023 HealthDay All Rights Reserved.