Atenolol oral liquid: International supply issue

Supply issue Active

Atenolol oral liquid will be out of stock until at least early 2022.

Reason for supply issue

There is an international supply issue with atenolol oral liquid due to a quality assurance issue. There will be no stock of atenolol oral liquid for at least six months from August 2021.

The current supply of atenolol oral liquid expires at the end of July 2021. 

Alternative products

We have received advice that patients may be able to transition to an alternative funded treatment. It is important that this is done under the supervision (or on the advice) of a relevant specialist.

Who to contact

If you have questions about the supply of atenolol, contact your wholesaler or the supplier.

If you have questions about transitioning patients to an alternative treatment, contact a relevant specialist in the first instance.

Starship Paediatric Cardiology Department can be contacted for support or advice about changing cardiology patients to an alternative treatment.

If you have funding questions, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz