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2/5/2020

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
    • 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

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

    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Akorn has Docu Liquid in 473 mL bottles on back order and the company estimates a release date of late-February 2020. Product is being allocated as it becomes available.
    • Geri-Care discontinued Diocto liquid in 473 mL bottles the company plans to relaunch the product in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2020.
    • Lannett has Silace 50 mg/5 mL liquid and 60 mg/15 mL syrup in 473 mL bottles on allocation.

Updated

Updated February 5, 2020 by Megan Dryer, PharmD. Created August 19, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2020, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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