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FDA: Liquid medications recalled due to possible bacteria contamination :

August 11, 2017

Liquid pharmaceutical products from three companies, including some labeled for infants and toddlers, are being recalled due to possible contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals and Rugby Laboratories are voluntarily recalling products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC in Davie, Fla.

The FDA has received reports of Burkholderia cepacia bacteria in Rugby Laboratories’ Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup, which are manufactured by PharmaTech.

Patients should stop using the recalled liquid products from all three companies, according to the FDA alert. They are distributed nationwide at stores, hospitals and pharmacies, and include vitamin supplements for infants and toddlers, antihistamines and laxatives. For a full list of recalled products, visit https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm571001.htm.

Consumers with questions can contact Rugby Laboratories/Major Pharmaceuticals at 800-645-2158 or Leader at 800-200-6313 option #1.

Report any adverse events to FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report or by calling 800-332-1088.

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