Osmotic Laxative

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2015

Total Prescriptions in (2015)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2015) Percent Share
Lactulose 1,495,357 69%
Sodium Sulfate; Potassium Sulfate; Magnesium Sulfate 381,189 17.6%
Sodium Picosulfate; Magnesium Oxide; Anhydrous Citric Acid 168,146 7.8%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;; 122,019 5.6%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2005-2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 18.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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