DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Laxatives Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2018 To 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The global laxatives market was valued at US$ 5,274.6 Mn in 2017, and is expected to reach US$ 8,734.2 Mn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2018 to 2026.
On the basis of drug type, the global laxatives market is segmented into docusate, psyllium, senna, bisacodyl, methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol 3350, and others. Each mentioned drug class has distinct mechanism for the treatment of constipation. Some of the aforementioned drugs act as bulk-forming agents while others act as stool softener or stimulating agents.
On the basis of geographical demarcation, in 2017, North America dominated the global laxatives market due to increasing awareness of the general population regarding the gastrointestinal diseases. Demand from emerging economies of Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific is expected to be above the global benchmark during the forecast period.
Despite the diversity of the available laxatives, there is an ongoing search for novel laxatives that will mitigate the dissatisfaction in a large group of patients. The development of newer compounds in this category is ongoing with some promising pipeline products in the IBS-C and OIC treatments. Analyzing the future pipeline of this market, BLI801, AJG555, Elobixibat, and Tenapanor are considered as the potential compounds for constipation treatment and the sales of mentioned drugs are estimated till 2026.
- Bayer AG
- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Braintree Laboratories, Inc.
- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, L.P.
- Procter & Gamble Company
- Purdue Pharma L.P.
- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Executive Summary
3. Laxatives Market Analysis
4. Global Laxatives Market, by Drug Type, 2016-2026
5. Global Laxatives Market, by Geography, 2016-2026
6. Company Profiles
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