Diocto Liquid® is a docusate sodium laxative that was recalled after a major outbreak of B. cepacia infections. Health officials now say the products should not be used in any patients for any medical purposes.
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UPDATE: Diocto Liquid Recall After Infections Reported
August 2017 — One year after all lots of Rugby® Diocto Liquid Stool Softener was recalled and 60 people were infected with B. cepacia, yet another recall has been issued after more bacterial infections with B. cepacia were reported. According to the FDA warning:
“If a product contains B. cepacia, its use could result in infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.”
PharmaTech LLC manufactures Rugby®-branded Diocto Liquid Stool Softener, a laxative that contains docusate sodium. It helps relieve constipation and is often given to hospitalized patients.
Diocto Liquid Recall
In July 2016, a recall was issued for all lots of Diocto Liquid after an unopened bottle tested positive for the bacteria B. cepacia. The FDA has received several adverse event reports.
What is the problem?
B. cepacia infections are rare but very serious. They have a 42% mortality rate and they resist most antibiotics, making treatment very challenging.
How Many People Were Infected?
As of August 10, 2016, the CDC has confirmed 60 infections in eight states. Doctors and patients should not use any brand of liquid docusate sodium as a stool softener or for any other medical purpose.
Recall Expands to All Liquid Products
In August 2016, PharmaTech expanded the recall to include all liquid products under six brands — Rugby, Major, Bayshore, Metron, Centurion, and Virtus — from October 20, 2015 through July 15, 2016. These products include:
- Rugby Diocto Syrup
- Rugby Senexon Liquid
- Major Senna Syrup
- Bayshore Aller-chlor Antihistamine
- Bayshore Sennazon Syrup
- Centurion Ninjacof
- Virtus Virtrate-2
- Virtus Virtrate-K
Dietary supplements included in the recall:
- Rugby Calcionate Syrup
- Rugby Cerovite Liquid
- Rugby D3 Vitamin Liquid
- Rugby Ferrous Sulfate Liquid
- Rugby Fer-Iron Liquid
- Rugby Polyvitamin Liquid
- Rugby Tri-Vitamin Liquid
- Rugby Vitamin C
- Major CertaVite with Antioxidants
- Major Poly-Vita Drops
- Major D-Vita Drops
- Major Ferrous Drops
- Major Tri-Vita Drops
- Bayshore Pedia Tri-Vite Drops
- Bayshore Poly-Vite Drops
- Metron Renew HC
- Metron CytoDetox
What is B. Cepacia?
Burkholderia cepacia also known as “B. cepacia complex” is a bacteria that is commonly found in soil and water. It can cause severe infections, especially in people with weak immune systems and/or chronic lung conditions like cystic fibrosis.
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