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Diocto Liquid 50 mg/5 mL Voluntary Recall


On October 19, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of Diocto Liquid 50 mg/5 mL manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by Rugby. This recall was issued because it might be contaminated with a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia which may cause serious infections that could be life-threatening. 

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

Product affected by this recall was available April 19, 2016 through July 20, 2016. If you did not receive product during this time, it is not affected by this recall. If you did receive product during this time, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for further instructions.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product or if you do not know if you used affected product or not. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: If you are currently taking Diocto Liquid 50 mg/5 mL, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently taking Diocto Liquid 50 mg/5 mL and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call the Rugby Customer Support Department toll-free at 1-800-645-2158, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (ET). You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332) or visit

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