The real orange pill with the imprint U30 has been identified as Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine 20 mg, a type of Adderall supplied by Aurolife Pharma, LLC. This combination medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. The medication alters certain naturally-occurring chemicals in your brain by enhancing the effects of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine.
Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve your listening skills. This drug is also used to treat a certain sleeping disorder (narcolepsy) to help you stay awake during the day.
For ADHD, U30 is designed to improve hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and attention span. According to the Cleveland Clinic, stimulants like U30 improve symptoms of ADHD in 70 to 80 percent of children, and in 70 percent of adults. The positive effects can be even greater when it’s used along with behavioral therapy. This type of medication comes in either a tablet form or a time-release capsule. It can interfere with sleep, so it should be taken in the morning.
In their latest report on fake online pharmacies that ply their trade in the United States, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) found more than 1,500 new websites that it considers “Not Recommended,” and of these, 31% are offering illicit prescription drugs, such as codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone, and Adderall.
How to Spot U 30 Pill Orange Round Fake Vs Real
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, counterfeit version of Adderall, sold online, contains the wrong active ingredients. The counterfeit versions of Adderall are ineffective and potentially harmful, the FDA warned.
Authentic Adderall contains four active ingredients: dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and amphetamine sulfate. Preliminary laboratory tests by the FDA found that the counterfeit version being sold as Adderall 30-milligram (mg) tablets contains tramadol and acetaminophen, ingredients in medicines used to treat acute pain.
Genuine Adderall 30-mg tablets are round, orange/peach in color, and have “dp” embossed on one side and “30” on the other side. The tablets are packaged only in a 100-count bottle with the National Drug Code (NDC) 0555-0768-02, the agency said.
In contrast, the counterfeit tablets are round, and white and do not have any type of letters or numbers, the FDA said. Fake tablets may also come in blister packages and have spelling mistakes on the packaging, such as:
- “NDS” instead of “NDC”
- “Aspartrte” instead of “Aspartate”
- “Singel” instead of “Single.”
Consumers who believe they have the counterfeit version of 30-mg Adderall tablets should not use them and should talk to their healthcare professional about their treatment options, the FDA said.
There have been at least two cases in which people received counterfeit versions of the 30-milligram dose of the drug with the wrong active ingredients — ones that treat acute pain, not attention problems. The fake pill is ineffective and may be harmful.
Adderall is currently in short supply because the manufacturers are having difficulty obtaining all of the active ingredients used in the drug. This is responsible for the spike in the street price of Adderall, consumers need to be extra cautious when buying medicines online and remember that drugs in short supply are often targets for counterfeiting, the FDA said.
What does a fake U 30 pill look like?
A consumer, may not have access to most of the test equipment used by regulatory bodies to verify the identity of a drug product but there are simple guidelines that can help identify a fake U 30 pill;
Check the U 30 Pill Packaging: This is the simplest and easiest method to check the authenticity of the U 30 pill. Check the packaging for details like unusual fonts, print color, and missing logos. Analyze whether it appears the same or different from the one you have used before.
No Breakage in the Seal: A U 30 pill packet that comes with a security seal should not be damaged. Look for a crack or breaks in the sealing tape.
Check the U 30 Pill Dosage Form: Look for dissimilarities in the physical appearance of the drug like its color, size, uniformity, consistency, shape, etc.
Physical Attributes of tablet: As stated by World Health Organization, the common physical attributes that need to be looked out in medicine tablets are;
- Small pieces of tablets, excessive powder at the bottom of the medicine container, or brittle and crumbly capsules spilling powder.
- Cracks in tablets or capsules.
- The appearance of crystal on the container walls or on the medicine tablets.
- Softening or hardening of the medicines.
- Swelling, spots, or discoloration of the tablets or capsule.
Allergies / Unexpected Side Effects from using U 30 Pill: Most of the medicines including U 30 Pill have side effects. It is important to consult your doctor before the usage to keep a check on allergies arising from it. If you notice certain unexpected or harmful side effects from your medication, report them to your doctor immediately.
Price of U 30 Pill: If the price of a U 30 pill is suddenly far cheaper than the usual rate, double check the product as there may be a chance that the fake companies wanted to lure customers by providing medicines at much cheaper rates.
Verify Online or SMS: Many countries have unique methods for the verification of the genuineness of pills using an authentication code or other online portals to confirm the authenticity of the U 30 pill being purchased.
General Side Effects You Should Expect From a Real U 30 pill
U30 pill side effects range from common, mild issues such as loss of appetite, nausea, and insomnia to more serious but rare issues such as seizures, heart attacks, and psychiatric disorders. The drug has a black box warning for a high potential for abuse, and Adderall misuse may lead to cardiovascular events and sudden death. SEE: Alternatives to Over-The-Counter Stimulants Similar to Adderall