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Dalacin and Olena tier two notifications

Dalacin out of stock until September

June 15th 2021

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

DHSC has published tier 2 medicine supply notifications for Dalacin (clindamycin) 2% vaginal cream and Olena (fluoxetine) 20mg dispersible sugar free tablets.


Out of stock until


Dalacin (clindamycin) 2% vaginal cream

w/c 6 September 2021Zidoval (metronidazole) 0.75% w/w vaginal gel

Fluomizin (dequalinium chloride) 10mg vaginal tablets

Olena (fluoxetine) 20mg dispersible sugar free tablets

End of June 2021Fluoxetine 20mg capsules

Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution

There have also been changes to the resupply dates  of the medicines listed below. These communications were previously circulated via the NHSE&I commissioning routes.

Original MSN reference

Date of original MSN/SDA

Supply issue

Resupply date originally communicated

Updated resupply date as of w/c 14 June 2021



Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injections

w/c 19 March 2021

5mg –  Currently OOS with re-supply expected late June 2021

10mg –  Currently OOS with re-supply expected early July 2021