Saline Laxatives Market Insights

Rising incidence of patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and pregnancy may lead to rising number of constipation cases, which is further expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to the study published in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in December 2018, around 2%-20% of multiple sclerosis patients, globally, suffered from constipation. Manufacturers are focused on offering innovative products such as Pedia-Lax watermelon flavored oral chewable tablets for pediatrics offered by C.B. Fleet Company, Incorporated. Moreover, enemas is introduced in the market by the manufacturers such as C.B. Fleet Company and others.

The global saline laxatives market is estimated to be valued at US$ 396.3 million in 2019, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period (2019–2027).

Figure 1. Global Saline Laxatives Market Share (%), By Age Group, (2019 & 2027)

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Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Adoption of inorganic growth strategies such as acquisition and partnerships by major players in the market is expected to drive global saline laxatives market growth

Rising adoption of acquisition and collaboration strategies by market players is expected to boost the saline laxatives market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in January 2017, Prestige Consumer Health Inc. acquired C.B. Fleet Company, a manufacturer of women’s care and other over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products. The acquisition enhanced Prestige’s offering in the women health and gastrointestinal segment and strengthened its position in the global market.

Moreover, increasing product launches by market players is expected to drive growth of the market over the forecast period. For instance, in August 2017, Pendopharm, a provider of laxatives, launched four products such as Lax-A-Day, Lax-A Fibre, Lax-A Senna, and Lax-A Nema. The Lax-A Nema is a single dose rectal solution for adults that provides immediate relief from occasional constipation (130 ml).

Global Saline Laxatives Market- Restraints

Availability of alternative prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) laxative options are expected to hinder growth of the saline laxatives market over the forecast period. For instance, there are several alternative laxative options (which are highly preferred) available for saline laxatives, which include bulk-forming laxatives, osmotic laxatives, stimulant laxatives, stool softener laxatives, lubricant laxatives, and prokinetic laxatives.

Global Saline Laxatives Market- Regional Analysis

Regional segmentation of the global saline laxatives market comprises North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

Among regions, North America is expected to hold a dominant position in the global saline laxatives market, owing to rising prevalence of chronic constipation in the region that is expected to drive saline laxatives market growth during the forecast period. For instance, according to a report published by the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, in 2014, 1 out of 4 people living in Canada suffered from symptoms of constipation. Chronic constipation rate in women are almost twice than men in Canada.

Moreover, Europe is expected to witness significant growth followed by Asia Pacific, in the global saline laxatives market over the forecast period, owing to increasing incidence of constipation that is expected to drive growth of the market in these regions. For instance, according to a report published by Coloplast, a global leading player in ostomy care, urology and continence care, and wound and skin care, 1 in 7 adults were affected by constipation during 2014 - 2015 in the U.K., wherein 1 in every 3 children were affected by constipation during 2014-2015.

Moreover, according to the study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, August 2016, in Hong Kong and South Korea around 12% and 28% pediatric patients suffered from functional constipation respectively.

Figure 2: Global Saline Laxatives Market Share (%), By Region, (2019 & 2027)

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Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Global Saline Laxatives Market- Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the global saline laxatives market include Bayer AG, Beutlich Pharmaceuticals LLC., Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc, Cardinal Health, Inc., Major Pharmaceuticals, Dynarex Corporation, Pharmascience Inc, and Salix Pharmaceuticals.

Saline laxatives are soluble inorganic salts that contain multivalent cations or anions. Examples of saline laxatives include citrate salts (Royvac), magnesium preparations (Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia), sulfate salts, and sodium phosphate. Saline laxatives can be administered orally as well rectal route of administration. Oral saline (salt) laxatives are used for rapid emptying lower intestine and bowel. Oral saline laxatives are most commonly used in treating occasional constipation. Rectal saline laxatives have applications in various health conditions such as during labor pain, post birth, during preparation for examination or surgery, to normalize bowel functions, and in post-surgical conditions.

Market Dynamics

Increasing prevalence of constipation due to sedentary lifestyle and low consumption of fluids and fiber diet are major factors that are expected to drive the global saline laxative market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to a National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) study 2016, chronic constipation is a common complaint received by both gastroenterologists and primary care physicians, with prevalence estimates ranging from 1% to 8% among the North America population. Moreover, constipation occurs more frequently in women, with a female/male ratio ranging from 1.01 to 3.77.

Various saline (salt) solutions such as magnesium citrate, magnesium hydroxide (MOM), magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts), sodium phosphates, and polyethylene glycol are used in preparing oral saline laxatives. Moreover, manufacturers are focused on offering saline laxatives for oral use, which is expected to drive growth of the oral segment in saline laxatives market over the forecast period. For instance, Pendopharm offers LAX-A DAY, polyethylene Glycol 3350 Powder (salt) for oral solution. The product was launched in August 2017.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global saline laxatives market, market size (US$ Mn), and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) over the forecast period (2019–2027), considering 2018 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new technology launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global saline laxatives market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, technology portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments, and strategies
  • Key players covered as a part of this study include Bayer AG, Beutlich Pharmaceuticals LLC., Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc, Cardinal Health, Inc., Major Pharmaceuticals, Dynarex Corporation, Pharmascience Inc, and Salix Pharmaceuticals.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision with respect to future technology launches, government initiatives, technological upgradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global saline laxatives market report caters to various stakeholders in this market, including investors, technology manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers for global saline laxatives market, research and consulting firms, new entrants, and financial analysts

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Saline Laxatives Market, By Age Group:
    • Pediatric
    • Adult
  • Global Saline Laxatives Market, By Route Of Administration:
    • Oral
    • Rectal
  • Global Saline Laxatives Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Hospital Pharmacies
    • Retail Pharmacies
    • Online Pharmacies
  • Global saline laxatives market, by region:
    • North America
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By Route of Administration:
        • Oral
        • Rectal
      • By Application:
        • Hospital Pharmacies
        • Retail Pharmacies
        • Online Pharmacies
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By Route of Administration:
        • Oral
        • Rectal
      • By Application:
        • Hospital Pharmacies
        • Retail Pharmacies
        • Online Pharmacies
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By Route of Administration:
        • Oral
        • Rectal
      • By Application:
        • Hospital Pharmacies
        • Retail Pharmacies
        • Online Pharmacies
      • By Country:
        • Australia
        • India
        • China
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By Route of Administration:
        • Oral
        • Rectal
      • By Application:
        • Hospital Pharmacies
        • Retail Pharmacies
        • Online Pharmacies
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
        •  
    • Middle East
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By Route of Administration:
        • Oral
        • Rectal
      • By Application:
        • Hospital Pharmacies
        • Retail Pharmacies
        • Online Pharmacies
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Age Group:
        • Pediatric
        • Adult
      • By Route of Administration:
        • Oral
        • Rectal
      • By Application:
        • Hospital Pharmacies
        • Retail Pharmacies
        • Online Pharmacies
      • By Country/Region:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
      • Bayer AG*
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Beutlich Pharmaceuticals LLC
      • Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.
      • Cardinal Health, Inc.
      • Major Pharmaceuticals
      • Dynarex Corporation
      • Pharmascience Inc.
      • Salix Pharmaceuticals

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Age Group
      • Market Snippet, By Route of Administration
      • Market Snippet, By Distribution Channel
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Key Developments
    • Technology Advancements
    • Historical Overview
    • Merger and Acquisition
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • PORTER’S Five Forces
    • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Saline Laxatives Market, By Age Group, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Pediatric
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Adult
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Saline Laxatives Market, By Route of Administration, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Oral
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Rectal
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Saline Laxatives Market, By Distribution Channel, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospital Pharmacies
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Retail Pharmacies
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Online Pharmacies
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Saline Laxatives Market, By Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2016 – 2027
      • Regional Trends
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Route of Administration, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Route of Administration, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Route of Administration, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Route of Administration, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Route of Administration, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Route of Administration, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country/Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Bayer AG
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Beutlich Pharmaceuticals LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Cardinal Health, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Major Pharmaceuticals
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Dynarex Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Pharmascience Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
      • Salix Pharmaceuticals
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Highlights
        • Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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