Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;;

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;; Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,279,925
Top drug rank #285 ( 96)
Average total drug cost $20.63 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $5.57 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

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
2008 634  90
2009 441  193
2010 560  119
2011 518  42
2012 519  1
2013 383  136
Year Rank Change
2014 404  21
2015 410  6
2016 375  35
2017 381  6
2018 285  96

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 3,829,569
Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;; (this drug) 1,279,926
Sodium Sulfate; Potassium Sulfate; Magnesium Sulfate 861,768
Potassium 834,206
Lactulose 730,545

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • CO-lav
  • Colovage
  • Colyte
  • Colyte With Flavor Packs
  • Colyte-flavored
  • E-z-EM Prep Lyte
  • Glycoprep
  • GO-evac
  • Golytely
  • Peg 3350 And Electrolytes
  • Peg-lyte
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350 And Electrolytes
  • Lax-lyte With Flavor Packs
  • Nulytely
  • Nulytely-flavored
  • Peg-3350, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Chloride
  • Trilyte
  • Clenz-lyte
  • Ocl
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chloride
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350;; Bicarbonate;;
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;;

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Osmotic Laxative, Potassium Salt
Initial FDA approval date: 7/13/1984
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: For Solution (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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