Laxatives

Multum Therapeutic Class Comparison, United States, 2021

Total Prescriptions in (2021)

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2021) Percent Share
Docusate 4,393,500 41.4%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,831,599 17.2%
Lactulose 1,164,695 11%
Sennosides 1,034,701 9.7%
Senna; Docusate 858,476 8.1%
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 552,075 5.2%
Bisacodyl 312,492 2.9%
Psyllium 226,571 2.1%
Anhydrous Citric Acid; Magnesium Oxide; Sodium Picosulfate 130,957 1.2%
Magnesium 114,357 1.1%
Mineral Oil 3,510 0%

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.

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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