Osmotic Laxative

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 3,829,569 57.1%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 1,279,926 19.1%
Sodium Sulfate; Potassium Sulfate; Magnesium Sulfate 861,768 12.9%
Lactulose 730,545 10.9%

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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