Neevo DHA Uses

Certain vitamins and minerals are important for a healthy pregnancy. Neevo DHA is a prenatal vitamin that is particularly beneficial for older women, women with high-risk pregnancies, and women with a genetic inability to adequately metabolize folic acid. At this time, there are no approved Neevo DHA uses for men, children, or the elderly.

What Is Neevo DHA Used For?

Neevo® DHA is a prescription prenatal vitamin designed for high-risk pregnancies. Specifically, it is designed for people in the following categories:
  • Women with a genetic inability to adequately metabolize folic acid (MTHFR polymorphism)
  • Older women
  • Women with intermediate- to high-risk pregnancies, for a variety of reasons, such as previous miscarriages.
A common cause of pregnancy problems is MTHFR polymorphism. Women with variations of the gene for the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) enzyme may not adequately metabolize folic acid into the active form that is usable by the body.
Since folic acid is essential for a healthy pregnancy, women with MTHFR polymorphisms (gene variations) may be at a higher risk for miscarriage or other pregnancy problems, even if they take folic acid. To avoid this problem, Neevo DHA contains the active form of folic acid that does not need to be metabolized by the body.
This product is also useful for women trying to conceive or for use after childbirth (for both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women). Because it is important to get enough folic acid prior to pregnancy and during early pregnancy (including the early weeks before you even know you are pregnant), your healthcare provider may recommend that you take a prenatal vitamin while trying to conceive.
In fact, since so many pregnancies are unplanned, it is a good idea for any sexually active woman of reproductive age to take a prenatal vitamin -- or at least a multivitamin with a minimum 400 mcg of folic acid.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
Pregnancy and Pain