Fluoxetine: Supply issue
The Arrow-Fluoxetine caps have been on monthly dispensing since November 2019.
From Monday 24 February, pharmacies needed to start dispensing a maximum of 1 month's supply of Arrow-Fluoxetine tab dispersible 20 mg at a time.
Pharmacists, when dispensing the tab dispersible
- you must annotate prescriptions with “out of stock” or “OOS” as per Pharmaceutical Schedule Rule 5.5.2
- a prescriber endorsement is not required to modify the dispensing frequency.
Who to contact
If you have any questions about the supply of fluoxetine, call Mylan on 0800 579 811.
If you have any questions regarding the Pharmaceutical Schedule rules, contact PHARMAC:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
- call: 0800 660 050
Reason for issue
Mylan's Fluox brand is not currently available due to manufacturing delays. Fluox was meant to be the only funded brand of fluoxetine from 1 April 2020. To maintain continuity of supply, Mylan has asked Teva to continue to supply Arrow-Fluoxetine until Mylan's manufacturing issues are resolved.
Last updated: 27 March 2020