Generic Neevo DHA

At this time, there are no generic Neevo DHA products licensed for sale. Technically, no generic prenatal vitamin is equivalent to any brand-name version. Even if there is no generic version, however, your pharmacist may (depending on state laws) substitute a generic prenatal vitamin that is similar to brand-name Neevo DHA.

Is a Generic Version of Neevo DHA Available?

Neevo® DHA is a prescription-only prenatal vitamin. It contains the usual prenatal vitamins and minerals, DHA (an important omega-3 fatty acid), and a special form of folic acid ideal for women with high-risk pregnancies.
These prenatal vitamins are manufactured by PAMLAB, LLC. No generic Neevo DHA products are available at this time.

Problems With Generic Prenatal Vitamins

The issue of generic prenatal vitamins is a confusing one. These products present an interesting technical problem. Because prenatal vitamins do not require approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are not given "equivalence ratings." Equivalence ratings are used by pharmacists to determine which generic products are considered equivalent to brand-name versions.
In many states, a pharmacist may not dispense a generic in place of a brand-name medication unless the FDA considers 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 DHA.
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.

What If I Can't Afford Neevo DHA?

Prescription prenatal vitamins (especially brand-name ones) can be quite expensive. If you cannot afford Neevo DHA, 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 this. Also, you may want to ask your healthcare provider if he or she can provide you with free samples of Neevo DHA.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
4 Relationship Skills for People With ADHD