FDA Advises Against Taking PharmaTech Liquids Due to Threat of Bacterial Contamination

The recall comes after possible product contamination. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the products were distributed to wholesale and retail facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies.

A number of people have reported adverse events with constipation medicines known as oral liquid docusate sodium products during 2017. Consumers can contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have additional questions about this product.

Rugby Laboratories began recalling two PharmaTech oral liquid docusate products on August 3: Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup.

Investigators also detected B. cepacia in the water system used to manufacture the product.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or quality problems with liquid docusate sodium products to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

"Patients who are using liquid drug products and who have concerns should contact their health care professional", the FDA advises.

Three drug distributors on Thursday issued nationwide recalls for all liquid drugs manufactured by PharmaTech, an Athens, Ga. -based drugmaker.

However, determining which products were manufactured by PharmaTech could prove hard "because these liquid products are not labeled with a PharmaTech label", the safety alert states.

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