Polyethylene Glycol 3350

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2007 177  1
2008 199  22
2009 272  73
2010 300  28
2011 204  96
2012 193  11
Year Rank Change
2013 189  4
2014 205  16
2015 163  42
2016 177  14
2017 162  15

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2017)
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 (this drug) 3,802,925
Sodium Sulfate; Potassium Sulfate; Magnesium Sulfate 756,041
Lactulose 700,238
Sodium Picosulfate; Magnesium Oxide; Anhydrous Citric Acid 107,906
Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;; 23,417

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Glycolax
  • Miralax
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Osmotic Laxative
Initial FDA approval date: 7/2/2004
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: For Solution (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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