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Corgard discontinued

The manufacturer of nadolol (Corgard®) has confirmed that this product has been discontinued. The product has been discontinued for commercial reasons.

Nadolol, a beta blocker, is licensed for use in hypertension, angina, arrhythmias, migraine prophylaxis and adjunctive treatment of thyrotoxicosis. Supply chain stock will be limited and there is no generic alternative. Treatment should not be stopped abruptly and therefore patients who are currently being prescribed nadolol should be identified, reviewed offered an appropriate alternative.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this product being discontinued. It would be prudent to run clinical system searches to identify any patients who are currently prescribed this product to allow a review and an alternative to be arranged.

Update: As of June 2018 it would seem that the manufacturer reversed the decision to discontinue Corgard® and the 80mg tablets remain available and in the supply chain.

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60 Comments to “Corgard discontinued”

  1. I’ve used Corgard and nadalol for 40 years. I have found that not all generic brands have the same effects. Cipla and Sandoz repeatedly cause bouts of supraventricular tachycardia and push me into atrial fibrillation. Mylan seems to work well but I have problems securing it. I've been told by Walgreens and CFS that they can't get it.

    Comment by Dan D — February 15, 2020 #
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