Laxatives

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2019

Total Prescriptions in (2019)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019) Percent Share
Docusate 3,136,753 31.5%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,874,075 18.8%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 1,245,687 12.5%
Lactulose 968,305 9.7%
Bisacodyl 925,812 9.3%
Sennosides 862,497 8.7%
Magnesium Sulfate; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate 406,530 4.1%
Calcium Polycarbophil 232,495 2.3%
Psyllium 150,574 1.5%
Sodium Picosulfate; Magnesium Oxide; Anhydrous Citric Acid 112,873 1.1%
Mineral Oil 23,625 0.2%
Sorbitol 13,288 0.1%
Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic, Monohydrate; Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Anhydrous 8,756 0.1%

Total Prescriptions by Drug Over Time

Drug Class Prescribing Trends Over Time


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.

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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