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Posted on August 9, 2016 by

FDA Recalls Constipation Drug Because of Risk of Serious Infection

Digestive problems are one of the main reasons people go to the doctor, and when they go, they expect to be given a medication that will help them. Among all of the different digestive issues that patients complain of, constipation has to be among the most common. It would make sense that there would be many different medications to choose from in order to help.

According to a recent article on the In-Pharma Technologist website, a popular constipation drug was recently recalled by the FDA because of several bacterial infections that resulted across several states in the U.S. The medication is called Diocto Liquid, and its use has been linked to forty-six cases of B. cepacia. Once the recall was issued, the CDC warned that doctors not prescribe any liquid stool softener for their patients whatsoever as a precaution.

It’s possible that further scrutiny of this issue is warranted because several other cases of B. cepacia were reported after the recall was issued.

As your St. Louis defective drug attorney, we keep a close eye on these types of drug recalls. You have the right to assume that your medications should work the way they’re supposed to, and if you are having strange symptoms, it’s important to report them. You may even need legal representation. If you’re concerned, please contact a St. Louis defective drug attorney so that you can discuss your case in detail.