Leading ten dispensed Laxatives in England 2015-2016, by items

This statistic displays the leading ten dispensed laxatives to treat constipation in England, from 2015 to 2016, by number of items dispensed. In 2016, Macrogol 3350 was the most prescribed laxative at approximately 6.1 million items.

Leading ten dispensed Laxatives in England from 2015 to 2016, by number of items

20152016
Macrogol 33505,8606,120
Senna3,7623,817
Lactulose3,5103,359
Docusate Sodium1,7331,892
Ispaghula Husk1,4181,348
Bisacodyl1,2531,313
Glycerol231233
Sodium Picosulfate147139
Sodium Citrate (Rectal)108103
Sterculia7268
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Sources

Release date

March 2017

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2015 and 2016

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Laxatives include medicines used to treat constipation.

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