Osmotic laxatives are used for colon cleanses and to treat constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. They work by absorbing water into the stool making bowel movements more frequent to remove toxic substances.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Osmotic Laxatives

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
polyethylene glycol 3350
19
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 powder is a laxative used to treat constipation. It increases the amount of water in the stool. Bowel movements become easier and more frequent.
Enulose
(generlac, lactulose)
17
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LACTULOSE is a laxative derived from lactose. It helps to treat chronic constipation and to treat or prevent hepatic encephalopathy or coma. These are brain disorders that result from liver disease.
Constulose
(lactulose)
17
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LACTULOSE is a laxative derived from lactose. It helps to treat chronic constipation and to treat or prevent hepatic encephalopathy or coma. These are brain disorders that result from liver disease.
Suprep Bowel Prep
92
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MAGNESIUM SULFATE; POTASSIUM SULFATE; SODIUM SULFATE is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Golytely
(peg 3350 and electrolytes)
20
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL; ELECTROLYTES is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Nulytely
(trilyte, peg 3350 and electrolytes)
17
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL; ELECTROLYTES is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Colyte
(peg 3350 and electrolytes)
20
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL; ELECTROLYTES is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Gavilyte-G
20
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL; ELECTROLYTES is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Gavilyte-N
24
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL; ELECTROLYTES is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Moviprep
94
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL; ELECTROLYTES bowel prep kit is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Gavilyte-C
20
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL; ELECTROLYTES is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
Miralax
(polyethylene glycol 3350 non-prescription)
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 powder is a laxative used to treat constipation. It increases the amount of water in the stool. Bowel movements become easier and more frequent.
Glycolax
(polyethylene glycol 3350 non-prescription)
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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 powder is a laxative used to treat constipation. It increases the amount of water in the stool. Bowel movements become easier and more frequent.
Kristalose
207
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LACTULOSE powder is a laxative derived from lactose. It helps to treat chronic constipation.
Osmoprep
188
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Sodium Phosphate salts are used to clean out the bowel. It is given before a colonoscopy.
Fleet
N/A N/A See Prices
BISACODYL is a laxative. This medicine is used to relieve constipation. It may also be used to empty and prepare the bowel for surgery or examination.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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