Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2019

Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes Summary for 2019

Top drug rank #307 ( 11)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2019) 1,245,686
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2019) 733,364
 
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $19.22
Per day of therapy $19.66/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $7.19
Per day of therapy $7.37/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2019)

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
2013 342  175
2014 358  16
2015 378  20
2016 340  38
Year Rank Change
2017 367  27
2018 296  71
2019 307  11

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2019)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2019)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Solution 240 g 88.9%
Solution 236 g 11.1%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2019)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019)
Potassium 20,001,670
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,874,075
Magnesium Acetate 1,712,179
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes (this drug) 1,245,687
Lactulose 968,305
Magnesium Sulfate; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate 406,530
Sodium Picosulfate; Magnesium Oxide; Anhydrous Citric Acid 112,873

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
  • Peg-3350 And Electrolytes
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350 And Electrolyteswith Orange Flavor
  • Gavilyte - C
  • Gavilyte G
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Bicarbonate; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chlorate
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350; Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chloride
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350;; Bicarbonate;;
  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes

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) 2013-2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2021.10. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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