Friday, 27 September 2019

NHS doctors warned to limit prescriptions of Prozac because of stock shortages

NHS doctors warned to limit prescriptions of Prozac because of stock shortages Doctors have been told to restrict prescriptions of Prozac amid a nationwide shortage of the antidepressant.

The drug fluoxetine – commonly known by its brand name Prozac – is in short supply due to manufacturing problems.

The Department of Health wrote to all GPs last week telling them to contact their patients who take the drug to ask how many supplies they have at home.

The letter stated that any patient with enough pills to last until November should not be issued with a repeat prescription, the magazine Pulse reported. The Daily Mail

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