Hospice Medication Alert: PharmaTech Recalls All Lots of Diocto Liquid
PharmaTech, the manufacturer of the Rugby-branded product is recalling all non-expired lots of the stool softener, Diocto (docusate sodium) Liquid due to a risk of product contamination with B. cepacia. As mentioned in previous blog article, the use of oral docusate liquid contaminated with B. cepacia may result in serious infections that could be life-threatening in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions.
Diocto Liquid comes in one pint (473mL) bottles and was distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities including hospitals and pharmcies. All lots with the NDC 0536-0590-85 (50mg/5ml) are included in the recall. The FDA and CDC continues to recommend that clinicians and patients not use liquid docusate sodium product from any manufacturer for any medical purpose.