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Laxatives Market Innovative Strategies, Top Key Players Analysis and Forecasts to 2023

Market Research Future with their unique quality of simplifying the market research study, announces a deep study report on “Global Laxatives Market Research Report- Forecast to 2022” Gives industry size, top players and worldwide demand

Market Scenario:

Laxatives are drugs used in the treatment of constipation and to promote evacuation of bowels by increase bowel movements. Although there is a difference in their mechanism of action but all laxatives increase the water content of faeces and thereby ease their removal.

The market for laxatives is a bloated market with the growing demand due to rise in risk factors associated with constipation. The risk factors include sedentary lifestyle, overweight, long working hours which affect consumption patterns etc. The other factors driving the market are availability of laxatives as over the counter medicines without prescription and the falling prices of most laxatives due to rise of synthetic products. The off label use of laxatives also results in greater demand than is needed due to wasteful and inappropriate use of these medicines and results in laxative abuse. Laxative abuse is a condition in which the body is unable to expel faces due to excessive stimulation by chronic use of laxatives. Chronic use of laxatives may also results in disturbance of electrolyte balance, hypotension, hypokalaemia, rhabdomyolysis, steatorrhoea, etc.

The market restraints are the side effects associated with the medicines such as their habit forming potential, flatulence, abdominal cramps, dehydration etc. The market is flooded with plethora of products with dubious claims which reduces the credibility of the market by raising the cost of selection. The relaxed regulations has induced many dubious producers to flood the market with spurious and even harmful products which is the greatest threat to the market.

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Intended Audience

Global Transdermal Drugs Manufacturers

Global Transdermal Devices Manufacturers

Research and Development Laboratories

Market Research and Consulting Service Providers

Key Players for Global Laxatives market: 

AstraZeneca plc, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Bayer AG, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and others


Global Laxatives market has been segmented on the basis of mechanism of action into bulk forming, emollient, stimulant, osmotic and others. On the basis of type the market has been segmented into organic and synthetic. On the basis of route of administration the market has been segmented into oral and rectal. 

Regional Analysis of Global Laxatives market:

Globally North America is the largest market for global Laxatives market. Europe is the second-largest market for global laxatives market. However the developing regions market particularly Asia Pacific will be the fastest growing and will be the key to the future.

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Detailed Table of Contents:

1 Introduction

1.1 Definition

1.2 Scope Of Study

1.3 Research Objective

1.4 Assumptions & Limitations

1.5 Market Structure

2 Research Methodology

2.1 Research Process

2.2 Primary Research

2.3 Secondary Research

3 Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

3.5 Macroeconomic Indicators

List Of Tables

Table 1 global Laxatives market, 2013-2022 (usd million)

Table 2 global Laxatives market, by mechanism of action, 2013-2022 (usd million)

Table 3 global Laxatives market, by route of administration, 2013-2022 (usd million)

Table 4 global Laxatives market, by drug types, 2013-2022 (usd million)

Table 5 global Laxatives market, by region, 2013-2022 (usd million)

List of figures

Figure 1 research process

Figure 2 porters five forces model

Figure 3 global Laxatives market, by mechanism of action

Figure 4 global Laxatives market, by route of administration

Figure 5 global Laxatives market, by drug types

Figure 6 global Laxatives market, by region

Figure 7 global Laxatives market: company share analysis, 2015 (%)


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