SSP

Two SSPs expiry dates extended

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for Fluoxetine 10mg tablets (SSP005) and Lipitor 10mg chewable tablets (SSP032).

SSP005 for Fluoxetine 10mg tablets was previously expected to expire on 12th August 2022 but the end date has been further extended to 7th December 2022.

SSP032 for Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 10mg chewable tablets was previously expected to expire on 12th August 2022 but the end date has been further extended to 26th August 2022.

These expiry dates may be brought forward or extended, and the content may be amended throughout this period. Pharmacists should ensure they are using the current version of an SSP before supplying an alternative product.

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