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Generic Dexedrine is currently sold under the names Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets and Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Extended Release capsules. Several companies manufacture generic versions of Dexedrine, including Barr Pharmaceuticals, KV Pharmaceuticals, and Mallinckrodt Inc. Generic Dexedrine tablets are available in three strengths (5, 10, and 15 mg). The generic version of the medication is also available in long-acting capsules that come in three strengths (5, 10, and 15 mg).

Generic Dexedrine: An Overview

Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy. Dexedrine comes in two forms: tablets and Spansules®. Dexedrine Spansules are specially designed to release the medication slowly over time. Because Spansules 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.
 
Dexedrine was originally manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. However, it has since come off patent and is now available as a generic. Interestingly, brand-name Dexedrine tablets are also made by another company (Shire Richwood Inc.) under a different name: Dextrostat® tablets. Dextrostat tablets are equivalent to Dexedrine tablets.
 
Generic Dexedrine is currently sold as Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets and Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Extended Release capsules.
 

Generic Dexedrine: Makers and Strengths

Several different manufacturers make generic Dexedrine. Some of these manufacturers include:
 
  • Barr Pharmaceuticals
  • KV Pharmaceuticals
  • Mallinckrodt Inc.
     
While brand-name Dexedrine tablets are no longer available, generic Dexedrine tablets are available in three strengths:
 
  • Dextroamphetamine sulfate 5 mg tablets
  • Dextroamphetamine sulfate 10 mg tablets
  • Dextroamphetamine sulfate 15 mg tablets.
     
Generic Dexedrine 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.
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