Propranolol (Cardinol LA) Cap long-acting 160 mg: Supply issue resolved

Viatris, the supplier of Propranolol, advises stock is back in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Affected product

Supplies of Cardinol LA Cap long-acting 160 mg were very low. Viatris expects this issue will affect some pharmacies. 

  • Chemical: Propranolol
  • Presentation: Cap long-acting 160 mg
  • Brand: Cardinol LA
  • Pharmacode: 326070 
  • Subsidy: $18.17
  • Measure / Qty: per 100

Cardinol LA is the only long acting formulation of propranolol funded on the Schedule. Alternative formulations are not affected by the supply issue

Stock arrived 31 October 2023

Stock has arrived in New Zealand and is being released to wholesalers.. It may take time for the product to make its way through the supply chain to pharmacies. 

Who to contact

If you have other questions about this issue, email

Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is.  

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