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Government issues first serious shortage protocol to combat lack of the antidepressant fluoxetine

05:08 EDT 3 Oct 2019 | Pharmafile

The Department of Health and Social care has brought in measures to allow pharmacists to supply alternative strengths of fluoxetine without contacting a patient’s prescriber.

The measure has been put into place after news that manufacturing issues have hit supplies of fluoxetine 10mg, 30mg and 40mg capsules with some estimations that they will not be available again until early December.

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