Product Reviews
Take Action

Save Net Neutrality

Preserve an open internet where you can access websites without barriers. Make your voice heard by standing up for net neutrality.
Take Action
Why Do We Have Campaigns?
We're fighting to ensure you and your family can get a fair deal in the marketplace, especially on the choices that matter most: health care, privacy, automobiles, food, finances and more. Join our campaigns and together, we'll hold corporations and lawmakers accountable.

Watch out for counterfeit ADHD drugs

Consumer Reports News: May 31, 2012 01:53 PM

If you bought the drug Adderall online hoping to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder you better check to make sure you didn't receive a counterfeit version. The Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday that some of the pills sold on the Internet contain the wrong medication.

Instead of a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine that Adderall should contain, the counterfeit tablets, all 30-milligram doses, have acetaminophen (Tylenol) and tramadol (Ultram), a potent prescription pain reliever. The counterfeit pills won't help ADHD symptoms and could be dangerous.

Authentic 30 mg Adderall tablets are orange/peach colored, have the letters "dp" on one side and the number "30" on the other, and come in bottles containing 100 pills. The counterfeit tablets are white, don't have any letters or numbers printed on them, and come in a blister package with various misspellings. For example, "Single" is incorrectly spelled "Singel." The FDA has photos of counterfeit and authentic tablets on its FDA warns consumers about counterfeit version of Teva's Adderall [FDA]

Steve Mitchell

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Health News


Cars Build & Buy Car Buying Service
Save thousands off MSRP with upfront dealer pricing information and a transparent car buying experience.

See your savings


Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more