SSP01 Fluoxetine 10mg capsule expired: Urgent actions required by pharmacy teams

SSP01 Fluoxetine 10mg capsule expired: Urgent actions required by pharmacy teams

October 25, 2019

On 3rd October 2019 it was announced that the Secretary of State had authorised three SSPs to help manage the supply of some formulations of Fluoxetine. These SSPs were put in place to manage stock and to try to ensure that fewer patients have to return to their prescriber.

Following the successful implementation of SSP01 DHSC has announced that sufficient stock of fluoxetine 10mg capsules is now available to supply normal demand; as a result the SSP01 for Fluoxetine 10mg capsules is being withdrawn from 23.55 Friday 25th October 2019. Any prescriptions for fluoxetine 10mg capsules after this date must be dispensed in accordance with the prescription, as the SSP will no longer be valid for use.

The SSPs SSP02: Fluoxetine 30mg capsule and SSP03: Fluoxetine 40mg capsule remain in place and are currently due to expire on 31st October 2019. This expiry date may be brought forward or extended, and the content may be amended throughout this period. Pharmacists should ensure they are using the current version of an SSP before supplying an alternative product.

Current versions of SSPs can be found at: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pharmacies-gp-practices-andappliance-contractors/serious-shortage-protocols-ssps

Kind Regards,
PSNC



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