Medicine Supply Notification: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz) – Update

Medicine Supply Notification: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz) – Update

April 22, 2021

Update: (22/04/2021) resupply now expected End of May 2021


Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today issued a medicine supply notification for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz)

Advanz, the sole supplier, are out of stock of fluoxetine 30mg capsules with resupply expected mid-December 2020

Fluoxetine 10mg and 20mg capsules remain available

A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 20/10/2020 further details can be found here

For patients with insufficient supplies, community pharmacists may supply fluoxetine 10mg and 20mg capsules against the SSP for eligible patients

The DHSC Medicine Supply Team provide a monthly update on potential supply issues affecting both primary and secondary care. This update is uploaded on the Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) website. To register, you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.


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