CDC, FDA alert providers to recall of Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration are alerting health care providers to a nationwide recall of Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup, a stool softener used in inpatient and outpatient settings. The docusate sodium solutions, manufactured by PharmaTech LLC and distributed by Rugby Laboratories, may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia, which can cause serious or life-threatening infections in patients with compromised immune systems or chronic lung conditions. All lots with NDC 0536-0590-85 and NDC 0536-1001-85 are included in this voluntary recall.Consumers, pharmacies, and health care facilities should stop using and dispensing product from these lots immediately, according to FDA. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm. See the FDA notice for further details.

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: patient safety

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