The Department of Health and Social Care today announced a further extension of serious shortage protocol (SSP) for fluoxetine 30mg capsules.
The SSP for 30mg capsules, which was due to expire today, will now be effective until December 18.
The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg, however, is expiring today as sufficient stock of the drug is now available to supply normal demand.
The government first announced SSPs for fluoxetine capsules on October 3.
Additional guidance on SSPs are available on the NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA) website.