T.B. asks from Oxford, MI on August 23, 2008
Prenatal Vitamins - Oxford,MI
I am just pregnant with my 2nd child & wondering if anyone can recommend a good generic brand prenatal vitamin. I am currently taking Stuart prenatal vitamins & took Duet during my first pregnancy. My doctor gave me a prescription for Prima Care One this time around, but the pharmacy told me there is no generic for that brand & with my insurance, that would cost me $50/month, which I really do not want to pay. I plan to ask my doctor for a different prescription, but would like to know if there is something specific I should be asking for.
A.C. answers from Grand Rapids on September 05, 2008
A.S. answers from Detroit on August 27, 2008
I bought mine over-the-counter at Costco. It was $12 for 300 pills or something like that. My OB said they were no different than the prescription pills.
K.H. answers from Grand Rapids on August 25, 2008
I used the Meijer ones and they worked great, and they were cheap. It seems like they are free now too!
C.K. answers from Detroit on August 24, 2008
I agree to check on Mejier. I am pregnant with my second child due in October (also have a DD who is 3) and the Mejier brand prenatals compare quite well to the Stuart and are a good price!
M.G. answers from Detroit on August 24, 2008
I took 'Just 1 once' by Rainbow Light. A bottle of 50 at Target is $9.99. I liked that they were all natural and you only have to remember to take one. My doctor said they were a good choice.
M.V. answers from Detroit on August 24, 2008
MEIJER'S!! My insurance changed from one baby to the next and I was prescribed Duet DHA the first time around. Now, my prescription coverage is terrible, but my doctor was able to look into the FREE vitamins Meijer's has to offer, and all she said I was missing was the DHA supplement. So by fixing that, I take omega 3 supplements. WAY cheaper than last time around anyways. GOOD LUCK!!!
S.S. answers from Detroit on August 24, 2008
If you want to drink your vitamins, I know of an isotonic prenatal vitamin that rocks!
A.K. answers from Detroit on August 24, 2008
Congrats on the pregnancy! Target & Meijer have a generic pre-natal that is equivalent to the Stuart. It costs $5-6 for 100.
F.A. answers from Detroit on August 24, 2008
Congratulations! I am a big fan of Prima Care One and experienced a similar situation so you have a couple of options. Find out what is the maximum your insurance will allow you to get dispensed at a time and have your OB write the prescription for that amount. I found out I could get a 90 day supply so I asked her to write it for 90@ a time. You can also ask your health insurance to provide you a list of prenatal vitamins that they cover ( and the maximum supply @ a time/ copay)and ask your OB if they have samples. If they don't send an e-mail to the companies themselves and let them know you are considering their brand and could they send you a sample.
Also if in the MI area Meijers is offering a list of free prenatal pills. You can call to get the list and get a reccomendation from some moms as to what they would suggest.
Lastly, CVS sells there store brand prenatal pills, which are often buy one get one free or buy one get one 50% off which would help with the cost. Hope this helps! Peace & Blessings!
T.A. answers from Detroit on August 24, 2008
I used the Meijer brand that is OTC and my doc was fine with it. The script they gave me wasn't covered either.
C.H. answers from Grand Rapids on August 24, 2008
Hi! Congrats on your pregnancy. I just wanted to mention that I use Natalcare and prenatal vitamins are now FREE!! at Meijer. You might check their website to see if there is a restriction on brands. I just got my natalcare for the first time free from there. Good luck!