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At this time, there are no generic PrimaCare products available. This is because no generic prenatal vitamin is equivalent to any brand-name prenatal vitamin. While there are a number of different prenatal vitamins available, there are no other vitamins that contain the exact same ingredients and in the same amounts as PrimaCare or PrimaCare One.
PrimaCare® and PrimaCare One are prescription prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are specifically designed for pregnant women.
PrimaCare is manufactured by Ther-Rx Corporation. There are no generic versions of PrimaCare products available.
Generic prenatal vitamins present an interesting technical problem. Prenatal vitamins do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and 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 medicine 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 PrimaCare).
However, depending on state laws and how your healthcare provider writes your prescription, your pharmacist may substitute a generic prenatal vitamin that has the exact same ingredients in the same amounts as the brand-name product. At this time, there are no other prenatal vitamins that contain the exact same ingredients in the same amounts as PrimaCare or PrimaCare One prenatal vitamins.