Because no generic vitamin is equivalent to any brand-name vitamin, there are no generic TheraNatal products available. This is because prenatal vitamins, including TheraNatal, are considered dietary supplements and do not have to undergo extensive testing to determine whether generics are equivalent to brand-name products. However, there may be some generic vitamins that contain similar ingredients as TheraNatal.
Can I Buy Generic TheraNatal?TheraNatal® is a brand of vitamins specially formulated for women who pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. These vitamins are available without a prescription.
TheraNatal vitamins are made by Theralogix, LLC. The vitamins are usually ordered online, from the Theralogix Web site. There are no generic versions of TheraNatal available for purchase.
When Will a Generic Version Be Available?Technically, there are no generic versions of any brand-name prenatal vitamins, including TheraNatal. This is because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies prenatal vitamins as dietary supplements. Unlike prescription medicines, dietary supplements do not require FDA approval.
Normally, all generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The FDA then looks at these tests to decide if the generic medicines are equivalent to the brand-name medicine, and assigns each generic an "equivalence" rating. These ratings are used by pharmacists to determine whether generic products are equivalent to, or the same as, brand-name products.
Because prenatal vitamins do not need FDA approval, the FDA does not give them "equivalence ratings." Because prenatal vitamins do not have equivalence ratings, technically, no generic prenatal vitamin is equivalent to any brand-name prenatal vitamin, including TheraNatal. However, there may be generic vitamins that contain the same ingredients as TheraNatal vitamins.