Osmotic Laxative

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC) Comparison, United States, 2021

Total Prescriptions in (2021)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2021) Percent Share
Magnesium Salts 2,102,185 32.9%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,831,599 28.7%
Lactulose 1,164,695 18.3%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 552,075 8.7%
Magnesium 436,841 6.8%
Aluminum Hydroxide; Dimethicone; Magnesium Hydroxide 145,902 2.3%
Anhydrous Citric Acid; Magnesium Oxide; Sodium Picosulfate 130,957 2.1%
Aluminum Hydroxide; Magnesium Carbonate 17,329 0.3%

Total Prescriptions by Drug Over Time

Drug Class Prescribing Trends Over Time


Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2024.01. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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