The Global Saline Laxatives Market, by Age Group (Pediatric and Adult), by Route of Administration (Oral and Rectal), by Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, and Online Pharmacy), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) was valued at US$ 317.7 million in 2018, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period (2019 - 2026), as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Saline laxatives are used to relieve occasional or chronic constipation. Constipation is one of the most frequently reported Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs) in the general population. Constipation affects multiple aspects of a person’s health, including health-related quality of life. Female are at higher risk of constipation due to factors including hormonal imbalance, damage to the innervation of the pelvic floor musculature related to childbirth or gynecological surgery, and genital prolapse.
The global saline laxatives market is expected to grow at significant rate during the forecast year, owing to high demand for and wide availability of over-the-counter laxative products for constipation. Apart from the constipation, saline laxatives can also be used during preparation for examination or surgery for elimination of food or drugs from the body in cases of poisoning or overdose and in supplying a fresh stool sample for diagnosis. Oral magnesium hydroxide (Phillips Milk of Magnesia), magnesium citrate, lactulose (Kristalose), and polyethylene glycol (Miralax) are some of the over the counter saline laxatives available in market. Furthermore, polyethylene glycol (PEG) (Golytely, Nulytely) is available through prescription.
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Laxative abuse can lead to serious dysfunction of bowel motility such as cathartic colon, intestinal paralysis, lazy or laxative gut, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other problems. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2014 publication, more than one dose of Over-The-Counter (OTC) sodium phosphate drugs in 24 hours to treat constipation can cause rare but serious harm to the heart and kidneys and can even cause death. OTC sodium phosphate drug products include enemas used rectally and oral solutions taken orally.
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