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URGENT ALERT Counterfeit Teva Adderall 30 mg pills online


This morning the FDA’s MedWatch posted the following alert to physicians and patients concerning counterfeit Adderall 30 mg tabs from Teva Pharmaceuticals. These “Adderall” tablets don’t contain the four amphetamine salts as it should be. These tablets contain a combination of tramadol (pain medication) and acetominphen (tylenol).  READ THE FOLLOWING ALERT AND ADVISE ANYONE OBTAINING THIS MEDICATION ONLINE.

 

Teva’s Adderall 30 mg Tablets: Counterfeit Product – Contains Wrong Active Ingredients

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional

ISSUE: FDA is warning consumers and health care professionals about a counterfeit version of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Adderall 30 milligram tablets that is being purchased on the Internet. FDA’s preliminary laboratory tests revealed that the counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets contained the wrong active ingredients. Adderall contains four active ingredients – dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and amphetamine sulfate. Instead of these active ingredients, the counterfeit product contained tramadol and acetaminophen, which are ingredients in medicines used to treat acute pain.

BACKGROUND: Adderall, which is approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and narcolepsy, is a prescription drug classified as a controlled substance – a class of drugs for which special controls are required for dispensing by pharmacists. The counterfeit Adderall tablets are round, white and do not have any type of markings, such as letters or numbers. Authentic Adderall 30 mg tablets produced by Teva are round, orange/peach, and scored tablets with “dp” embossed on one side and “30” on the other side of the tablet.

See the Press Release for pictures of the product.

RECOMMENDATION: Anyone who believes they have the counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets should not take or should stop taking the product. Consumers should talk to their health care professional about their condition and options for treatment.

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