The FDA is warning consumers about counterfeit Adderall advertised on the Internet.
The fake pills are not made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, contain none of the active Adderall ingredients, and instead have ingredients that may be dangerous.
Adderall is a stimulant approved by the FDA to treat attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy, but is occasionally prescribed off-label for cancer-related fatigue.
It is currently listed in shortage due to manufacturing problems at Teva.
The fake pills are round, white, and come in a blister package. There are misspellings on the package and no markings on the pills themselves.
The FDA says,
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. Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets are packaged only in a 100-count bottle with the National Drug Code (NDC) 0555-0768-02 listed.
Consumers who believe they have received counterfeit Adderall should contact the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) at 800-551-3989
Patients who have purchased counterfeit Adderall should not take it and talk to their doctors about obtaining the right medicine
With so many drugs in short supply right now, the FDA warns patients to be particularly careful when buying medicine on the Internet.