Fluoxetine: Upcoming change of brand
Fluoxetine is used to treat depression and related anxiety, as well as some other mental health conditions.
We had previously advised that the funded brand of fluoxetine was changing from Arrow-Fluoxetine to Fluox. The change will likely occur later in 2020. In the interim Arrow-Fluoxetine remains fully funded.
The transition period for people using Arrow-Fluoxetine is likely to be 5 months.
We will update information regarding this brand change when dates are confirmed.
We are working with supplier of Arrow-Fluoxetine to manage a supply issue. We've asked pharmacists to only dispense 1 month of fluoxetine at a time. This will help manage stock levels to ensure people have continued access to their medicine.
Last updated: 28 February 2020