Generic Citracal Prenatal + DHA

Problems With Generic Prenatal Vitamins

The issue of generic prenatal vitamins is a confusing and sometimes controversial one. Generic prenatal vitamins present an interesting technical problem. Because prenatal vitamins are not required to be approved by the FDA, they are not given "equivalence ratings" by the FDA. Equivalence ratings are used by pharmacists to determine which generic products are considered equivalent to brand-name products. In many states, a pharmacist may not dispense a generic in place of a brand-name medication unless the FDA has rated the products to be equivalent. Because prenatal vitamins do not have equivalence ratings, technically, no generic prenatal vitamin is equivalent to any brand-name prenatal vitamin (including Citracal Prenatal + DHA).
However, depending on state laws (and how your healthcare provider writes your prescription), your pharmacist may substitute a generic prenatal vitamin that is similar to the brand-name product. At this time, there are a few other prenatal vitamins (both generic and brand-name) that are similar to Citracal Prenatal + DHA.

What If My Pharmacy Doesn't Have Citracal Prenatal + DHA?

There are many different prenatal vitamins currently on the market, and a pharmacy cannot possibly stock every single brand. If your pharmacy does not carry Citracal Prenatal + DHA prenatal vitamins, you have a few different options. You can take your prescription (or have it transferred) to a different pharmacy that carries Citracal Prenatal + DHA; you can have your healthcare provider give you a prescription for a different prenatal vitamin; or you can ask your pharmacy to stock Citracal Prenatal + DHA for you.
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