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11/13/2019

Docusate Sodium Oral Liquid in Bulk Bottles

Products Affected - Description

    • Diocto oral liquid, Geri-Care, 150 mg/15 mL, 473 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 57896-0403-16 - discontinued
    • Diocto oral syrup, Geri-Care, 60 mg/15 mL, 473 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 57896-0409-16 - discontinued
    • Docu Liquid oral liquid, Akorn, 150 mg/15 mL, 473 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 50383-0771-16

Reason for the Shortage

    • Akorn has Docu Liquid on shortage because they are waiting on raw ingredients.
    • Geri-Care had a contract manufacturer shut down. The company has discontinued Diocto syrup and liquid.
    • Lannett did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Docusate sodium 10 mL unit dose cups are not affected.

Available Products

    • Silace oral liquid, Lannett, 150 mg/15 mL, 473 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 54838-0116-80
    • Silace oral syrup, Lannett, 60 mg/15 mL, 473 mL bottle, 1 count, NDC 54838-0107-80

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has Docu Liquid in 473 mL bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-November 2019.
    • Geri-Care discontinued Diocto liquid in 473 mL bottles the company plans to relaunch the product in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2020.

Updated

Updated November 13, 2019 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created August 19, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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