Generic Prenate Elite

Technically, there are no generic Prenate Elite prenatal vitamins available. This is because the FDA is not required to approve prenatal vitamins or assign them an "equivalence rating." As a result, it is not known if a generic prenatal vitamin is equivalent to a brand-name product. However, your pharmacist may substitute a "generic" prenatal vitamin for Prenate Elite if the state laws allow it (and if your healthcare provider approves).

Generic Prenate Elite: An Overview

Prenate Elite® is a prenatal vitamin (a vitamin/mineral supplement designed for pregnant women). These particular prenatal vitamins are only available with a prescription.
Prenate Elite is made by Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Technically, there is no generic prenatal vitamin that is equivalent to Prenate Elite.

The Trouble With Generic Prenatal Vitamins

Generic prenatal vitamins present an interesting technical problem. Because prenatal vitamins do not need FDA approval, the FDA does not give them "equivalence ratings." These 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 Prenate Elite prenatal vitamins).
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.

What If My Pharmacy Doesn't Stock Prenate Elite?

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