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Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2018

Total Prescriptions in (2018)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018) Percent Share
Docusate 4,788,381 26.5%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 3,829,569 21.2%
Magnesium 2,940,782 16.3%
Sennosides 1,616,226 8.9%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350;;;; 1,279,926 7.1%
Bisacodyl 1,040,462 5.8%
Sodium Sulfate; Potassium Sulfate; Magnesium Sulfate 861,768 4.8%
Lactulose 730,545 4%
Senna Leaf; Docusate Sodium 640,921 3.5%
Psyllium Husk 176,507 1%
Calcium Polycarbophil 58,809 0.3%
Citric Acid; Magnesium Oxide; Sodium Picosulfate 37,972 0.2%
Sorbitol 37,740 0.2%
Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic; Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic 15,144 0.1%
Methylcellulose (4000 Mpa.S) 10,329 0.1%
Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Anhydrous; Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic, Monohydrate 4,952 0%
Glycerin 4,124 0%

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.

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