Laxatives

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2020

Total Prescriptions in (2020)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020) Percent Share
Docusate 3,511,398 37.2%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 2,069,530 21.9%
Sennosides 1,199,555 12.7%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 743,833 7.9%
Senna; Docusate 545,561 5.8%
Lactulose 424,980 4.5%
Bisacodyl 401,698 4.3%
Psyllium 254,144 2.7%
Anhydrous Citric Acid; Magnesium Oxide; Sodium Picosulfate 140,974 1.5%
Methylcellulose 117,174 1.2%
Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Anhydrous; Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic, Monohydrate 15,845 0.2%
Mineral Oil 8,965 0.1%
Glycerin 2,614 0%

Total Prescriptions by Drug Over Time

Drug Class Prescribing Trends Over Time


Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2022.08. 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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