Generic Prenate Mini
There are no generic prenatal vitamins that are considered equivalent Prenate Mini. This is because prenatal vitamins are considered dietary supplements and do not have to undergo extensive testing to determine whether generics are equivalent to brand-name products. However, there are similar products that can be used as a substitute, although they may contain different ingredients than Prenate Mini.
Can I Buy Generic Prenate Mini?Prenate Mini™ is a prescription prenatal vitamin. It comes as a softgel capsule that is taken once a day. Prenate Mini is made by Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Like other prenatal vitamins, it is not available in generic form.
When Will a Generic Version Be Available?All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic an "equivalence" rating. These ratings are used by pharmacists to determine which generic products are considered equivalent to brand-name products.
However, the FDA considers prenatal vitamins a dietary supplement rather than a prescription medication. As a result, supplements such as Prenate Mini do not undergo FDA approval.
Because prenatal vitamins do not need FDA approval, they are not given an "equivalence rating." Thus, because prenatal vitamins do not have equivalence ratings, technically, no generic prenatal vitamin is equivalent to any brand-name prenatal vitamin, including Prenate Mini.
However, depending on state laws, as well as how your healthcare provider writes your prescription, your pharmacist may substitute a generic prenatal vitamin that is similar to the brand-name product. Because Prenate Mini contains blueberry extract, which is not normally found in prenatal vitamins, it may be difficult to find a generic prenatal vitamin that is similar to Prenate Mini.