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Stool Softeners Recalled for B. Cepacia Contamination

FDA warns against use of Diocto Liquid / Diocto Syrup laxatives manufactured by PharmaTech over potential risk of B. cepacia contamination.

Rugby Laboratories is recalling its Diocto liquid and Diocto syrup laxatives over potential contamination with B. cepacia, a bacterium that causes pneumonia in patients with compromised immune systems or lung disease.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one were diagnosed with B. cepacia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

Update: PharmaTech Recalls ALL Liquid Meds for B. Cepacia Contamination

August 16, 2017 – For the 2nd time in 10 months, FDA is warning consumers to avoid liquid drugs manufactured by PharmaTech after discovering B. cepacia in the products. The sweeping recall action affects all-lots and expiration dates of 22 OTC liquid medications made by the company.

What’s the Problem?

August 9, 2017 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) notified Rugby Laboratories of the potential Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) contamination after receiving several reports of the infection in patients who had used Diocto liquid or Diocto syrup.

The recall affects all lots with NDC 0536-0590-85 and NDC 0536-1001-85, which were packaged in one pint (473 mL) bottles and distributed to wholesale and retail facilities, including hospitals, across the U.S.

B. cepacia bacteria are often resistant to common antibiotics and pose a life-threatening risk of infection to patients with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Signs and symptoms of B. cepacia infection include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

Rugby Laboratories is notifying its customers by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled Diocto liquid and syrup.

If you are in possession of any of these products, you should discontinue use and throw them away. Contact a doctor immediately if you have any of the above symptoms of B. cepacia.

Do I Have a B. Cepacia Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in B. cepacia lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had a B. cepacia infection after using Diocto liquid or Diocto syrup, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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