National Atenolol Shortage
There is currently a national shortage of atenolol in all strengths and dosage forms. Expected availability is the last week in October. As a compounding pharmacy, CareKinesis can compound all commercial strengths of atenolol (25mg, 50mg, 100mg), as well as 12.5mg capsules (for use when a 25mg ½ tablet is requested).
We are able to recommend alternate beta blockers for participants, but while our powder supplies last we prefer to compound atenolol because:
1) atenolol is beta-one specific.
2) atenolol is dosed once daily.
3) atenolol is non-CYP metabolized.
There are no changes to the process for e-prescribing in EireneRx. As soon as atenolol tablets are available via the wholesalers, we will stop compounding these capsules. Clients with questions should contact their client liaisons or email