Shortage Notice: Fluoxetine 10mg, 30mg and 40mg capsules

Shortage Notice: Fluoxetine 10mg, 30mg and 40mg capsules

September 20, 2019

Morningside and Advanz, the manufacturers of Fluoxetine 10mg, 30mg and 40mg capsules, are currently experiencing temporary disruptions.

Please see a table below which summarises the overall fluoxetine availability:

Supplies are available from specialist importers on an ‘unlicensed’ basis. Ensure that where a prescriber wishes you to dispense an import, prescriptions are annotated ‘Special Order’ and are endorsed as follows:

  • Quantity dispensed
  • Pack size
  • Price per pack less any discount/rebate
  • Manufacturer/importer MHRA license number
  • Batch number
  • Specials procurement fee endorsement of ‘SP

All prescriptions for unlicensed medicines should be placed in the red separators for the end of month submission.

Click here to see the full communication from Department of Health and Social Care.

See our factsheet for further guidance on endorsing unlicensed specials and imports.



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