Medicine Supply Notification: Fluticasone propionate (Flixotide) 0.5mg/2ml and 2mg/2ml Nebules

Medicine Supply Notification: Fluticasone propionate (Flixotide) 0.5mg/2ml and 2mg/2ml Nebules

June 26, 2020

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Fluticasone (Flixotide) 0.5mg/2ml and 2mg/2ml nebules.

Flixotide 0.5mg/2ml nebules will be out of stock from late June 2020.

Flixotide 2mg/2ml nebules will be out of stock from August 2020.

Resupplies of both strengths are expected from 4th November 2020.

Unlicensed imports have been sourced, and lead times will vary.

There is currently no listing on dm+d for the imported product for prescribers to select using their prescribing systems so an EPS prescription for unlicensed fluticasone (strength) nebules cannot be issued. Where a prescriber wishes to prescribe an unlicensed import, an FP10 paper prescription should be issued as ‘Fluticasone (strength) nebules (Special Order)‘ and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-Part VIIIB special with the following information:

  • Amount dispensed over pack size used;
  • Invoice price per pack size from which the order was supplied less any discount or rebate;
  • Manufacturers’/importers’ MHRA licence number;
  • Batch number of the product supplied;
  • SP

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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