Here’s How to Get the Cost of Adderall Without Insurance

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Here’s How to Get the Cost of Adderall Without Insurance

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By RxSaver Editors
Jul 26, 2018 - Updated Jun 07, 2021
Gary Rothbard, MD, MS
Medically Reviewed ByGary Rothbard, MD, MS
Here’s How to Get the Cost of Adderall Without Insurance

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, ADHD affects an estimated 11% of children and 4% of adults in America. Prescription medication is routinely used to help treat this condition after a full evaluation from a health care provider.

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Adderall can be an expensive drug if you don’t know where to find the lowest price for it. By searching pharmacy prices, you can save big money on your medications.

You should also be aware that Adderall has a generic version called Amphetamine salt combo, also referred to as Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine. By simply filling the generic version, you could save big money on the cost of Adderall without insurance.

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What is Adderall?

Adderall is a combination drug consisting of 4 amphetamine salts used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It is a stimulant medication that regulates parts of the central nervous system that contribute to impulse control and hyperactivity.

What is the cost of Adderall without insurance?

The cost of generic adderall Amphetamine salt combo starts at $12.99 for 30 tablets, 20mg using an RxSaver coupon.

The cost of generic Adderall, Amphetamine salt combo, can vary in price depending on the pharmacy your prescription is filled at. Below is a list of pharmacies and the starting cost of an Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine prescription using an RxSaver coupon.

Medication Pharmacy Lowest Price for Common Dosages*
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine Walgreens $16.28
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine Rite Aid $12.99
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine Walmart $12.99
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine CVS $16.20
amphetamine/dextroamphetamine Costco $13.49

What is the cheapest pharmacy for Adderall?

Drug prices vary by pharmacy location, which is why it’s so important to always compare pharmacy prices when trying to find the cheapest pharmacy for Adderall. The RxSaver price look-up tool offers you the most up-to-date pricing for pharmacies in your area.

When was Adderall invented?

Shire Pharmaceuticals introduced instant-release Adderall in 1996, as a way to treat ADD/ADHD. Adderall XR, the extended-release formulation of the drug, was later introduced in 2001. The generic versions of these medications were brought to the market in 2002 and 2009, respectively.

Are there any Adderall alternatives?

Yes, there is an alternative to Adderall. It is called Mydayis and it was recently released. It is a once-daily medication, meant to last up to 16 hours. You can learn more about Mydayis here.

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Adderall and Narcolepsy

Another indication for Adderall is to help treat narcolepsy. Individuals with narcolepsy respond differently to various treatments, but Adderall is known to be one of the options physicians use to treat patients with this condition. If you have further questions about Adderall and narcolepsy, discuss them with your physician.

Common Adderall Side Effects

  • Bladder or abdominal pain
  • Bloody or cloudy urine (UTI)
  • Difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Reduced libido
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Insomnia

Less Common Adderall Side Effects

  • Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Muscle or joint pain

Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine: 20 mg / 30 tablets

*Lowest online price at national pharmacy chains Costco, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart as of 6/7/2021. Prices vary by location and pharmacy, see for actual pricing in your area.

RxSaver Editors

RxSaver Editors

RxSaver Editors are wellness enthusiasts who help you learn how you can save the most on prescription medication costs and other health-related topics.

Gary Rothbard, MD, MS

Gary Rothbard, MD, MS

Gary Rothbard, MD, MS, has been engaged in medical writing for 15+ years, covering a variety of topics and targeting different audiences. His work includes abstracts, manuscripts, posters, slide decks, flashcard sets, textbook writing/reviewing, lecture summaries, drug summaries, feature articles, study summaries, advice columns and more.

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