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At this time, there are no generic Neevo products available on the market. Pharmacists 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 Neevo).
Is Generic Neevo Available?
Neevo® is a prescription-only prenatal vitamin. It is unique in that it is specially designed for women with high-risk pregnancies, including older women, women with previous pregnancy problems, and women with a genetic inability to adequately metabolize folic acid into the active form.
Neevo prenatal vitamins are manufactured by PAMLAB, L.L.C. There are no generic versions of Neevo available.
What If I Can't Afford Neevo?
Prenatal vitamins (especially brand-name ones) can be quite expensive. If you cannot afford Neevo, please ask your healthcare provider to recommend a less expensive alternative. It is important to take a prenatal vitamin, so do not be embarrassed to ask for a less expensive prenatal vitamin. Also, ask if your healthcare provider has any free samples of Neevo.
Problems With Generic Prenatal Vitamins
The issue of generic prenatal vitamins is a confusing one. Generic prenatal vitamins present an interesting technical problem. Because prenatal vitamins do not require FDA approval, 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 Neevo).
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.