Michigan-based Rugby Laboratories is recalling all lots of Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup due to a risk of contamination with B. cepacia, a bacterium that causes life-threatening infections in people with weakened immune systems or chronic lung disease.
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What’s the problem?
August 9, 2017 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) informed Rugby Laboratories that is had received several reports of Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia, in patients who had used Diocto Liquid or Diocto Syrup (docusate sodium solutions) manufactured by PharmaTech, LLC.
This recall affects all lots with NDC 0536-0590-85 and NDC 0536-1001-85, according to the FDA Recall Notice. The products are packaged in one pint (473 mL) bottles, and were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities, including hospitals.
Diocto liquid laxatives are stool softeners used to treat occasional constipation associated with certain medications and conditions. If these products contain B. cepacia, it could result in life-threatening infection in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.
Symptoms of B. cepacia include:
- Shortness of breath
Rugby Laboratories is notifying its customers by recall letter and arranging for return of all recalled Diocto liquid and syrup. Consumers and medical personnel are asked to stop using the product, and contact their healthcare provider immediately with any health concerns.
Do I Have a Diocto Liquid Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Diocto Liquid Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new B. Cepacia infection cases in all 50 states.
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