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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

Reason for the Shortage

    • Akorn did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • Geri-Care had a contract manufacturer shut down. The company has discontinued Diocto syrup and liquid.
    • Lannett has Silace available.
    • Docusate sodium 10 mL unit dose cups are not affected.

Available Products

    • 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

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • All marketed presentations are available.


Updated August 11, 2021 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created August 19, 2019 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2021, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.



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