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Constipation Laxative Market

Constipation Laxative Market

Constipation Laxative Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2020 to 2030

Constipation Laxative Market
  • May-2020
  • List of Tables : 32
  • List of Figures : 205
  • 170 Pages
  • Healthcare

Global Constipation-Laxative Market Overview:

The global constipation laxative market is set to witness steady growth, expanding at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period (2020-2030). The market is set to reach a value pool of US$ 10.8 Bn through 2030. Opioid Induced Constipation (OIC) is the most prevalent side-effect post consumption of a certain class of drugs and may negatively impact patients’ adherence to analgesic prescriptions. OIC accounts for six out of ten non-cancer patients receiving opioids.

In addition, various metabolic disorders are also responsible for constipation. Diabetics are two times more susceptible to constipation than non-diabetic patients. Based on the aforementioned factors, the use of constipation laxatives has soared and will continue to find enhanced growth prospects in the future.

Global Constipation-Laxative Market Analysis by Mode of Mechanism

Bulk-forming laxatives are anticipated to capture the maximum market share, accounting for over one-third of the global constipation laxatives market throughout the forecast period. At the same time, the stimulants segment is poised to expand the fastest at a CAGR of 6.0%.

Ease of ingestion and gradual improvement of symptoms are the main factors behind increased preference for bulk-forming laxatives. Additionally, these laxatives also prevent the occurrence of explosive diarrhea, a common side-effect of stimulant laxatives. Bulk-forming laxatives also improve medical conditions such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures and hernia. Increased usage of stimulant-based laxatives is attributed to its immediate effectiveness, especially suppositories which work in as little as half-an-hour.

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Global Constipation Laxative Market: Regional Insights:

North America and Europe collectively, shall account for over three-fifth of the global constipation-laxative market during the forecast period. While North America is poised to expand at a CAGR of ~5.5%, Europe shall expand at ~6.0%.

Increasing prevalence of constipation, growing awareness about gastrointestinal infections and increased support from the government to develop adequate healthcare infrastructure are some important factors driving market growth of constipation laxatives in North America and Europe.

Global Constipation Laxative Market Manufacturers

The global constipation-laxative market is consolidated. Prominent market players dominating the market include: GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer AG, Sanofi, Takeda, Abbott Laboratories and Purdue Pharma LP. The top five key players accounted for approximately 57.8% revenue share in 2019, while the remaining players accounted for over 40% of the revenue.

Manufacturers are concentrating on research and development to launch new branded generic products to create incremental dollar opportunities by targeting emerging economies.

Some market players are also resorting to online sales platforms for marketing over-the-counter laxative brands. Less prominent players are concentrating on mergers and acquisitions in order to establish market presence. For instance, in 2018, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals acquired Sucampo Pharmaceuticals to leverage their industry leading capabilities and R&D capabilities to accelerate innovation.

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COVID-19’s Impact on Constipation Laxatives Market:

The coronavirus outbreak is a human tragedy, affecting millions of people worldwide. Even today, COVID-19 is continuously expanding its tentacles, paralyzing all economic activity and hindering production capabilities. The International Monetary Fund has estimated that global growth is anticipated to fall by 3% throughout the remainder of 2020.

Additionally, cost of raw materials to manufacture important drugs has augmented. Based on these trends, it is prudent to conclude that the world is headed towards a massive recession in the coming months.

Fortunately, the impact of COVID-19 on the constipation-laxatives market has been minimal. The laxative market is flooded with different brands from leading as well as mid-sized manufacturers offering products with different dosages.

Manufacturers have established strong collaborations with distribution chain partners to strengthen the supply chain of laxative products for adult patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic conditions. This continuity of the supply chain is anticipated to keep the constipation-laxative market afloat throughout the duration of the pandemic.

Analyst’s Viewpoint:

“Rising adoption of sedentary lifestyles has led to a reduced intake of water by individuals in the wake of reduced physical activity. As a consequence, incidence of constipation has increased in both the developing and developed countries. This is expected to burgeon market prospects in the future.”

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Global Constipation Laxative Market: Report Scope:

The recent study undertaken by Fact.MR on the global constipation laxative market offers a decade-long forecast ranging from 2020 to 2030 and a historical analysis from 2015 to 2020. The report explicates on vital dynamics such as the drivers, opportunities and restraints impacting future growth of the market. The market has been analyzed in detail based on the following segments: Mode of Mechanism, Route of Administration and Distribution Channel.

A regional landscape has also been mapped, providing a region-wise analysis of the abovementioned segments. Regional profiling has been done based on the following regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, Oceania and Middle East & Africa.

Towards the end of the report, a competitive landscape highlighting key players’ revenue and market share, product launches, key collaborations and mergers and acquisitions has been provided. In addition, a SWOT analysis of each players has been incorporated to provide a realistic outlook.

Constipation Laxative Market: Segmentation

FactMR’s study has done the segmentation of the constipation laxative market on the basis of mode of mechanism, route of administration, distribution channel, across five regions.

Mode of Mechanism

  • Lubricant
  • Bulk Forming
  • Emollient(Stool softeners)
  • Stimulant
  • Saline Laxatives
  • Hyperosmotic
  • Others

Route of Administration

  • Oral
  • Rectal

Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Drug Stores
  • Online Pharmacies


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Global Constipation Laxative Market – Scope Of The Report

The global constipation laxative market is anticipated to witness a notable upsurge during the forecast period 2020 to 2030, conferring to a new Fact.MR study. The study promotes crucial trends that are presently determining the growth of constipation laxative market. This newly published and perceptive report sheds light on vital dynamics, which are likely to convert the future of constipation laxative market, in turn generating worthwhile opportunities for key companies as well as evolving players who are interested in the manufacturing of constipation laxative.

Constipation laxative market study is a detailed market intellect on key revenue progression factors, challenges, industry trends, and opportunities, which will eventually influence the growth of constipation laxative market. The report primarily conveys a summary of the constipation laxative market, considering present and upcoming constipation laxative industry scenarios, to reveal striking sides relating to the acceptance of constipation laxative across prominent regional markets.

A detailed assessment on few of the constipation laxative raw material suppliers accessible in the report allows the report readers to obtain detailed findings that have resulted from constipation laxative supply chain analysis, business execution, and value chain analysis across the regional markets incorporated in the report. A list of prominent companies functioning within the constipation laxative market provided in the report enhances reliability of this ample research study.

Constipation Laxative Market: Report Summary

Study offers a comprehensive overview on diverse features that are inducing demand, revenue generation and sales in constipation laxative market across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on constipation laxative market has also been made accessible by the experts, who have considered the market estimates on the basis of a likely scenario, an optimistic scenario, and a conservative scenario regarding sales of constipation laxative during the forecast period. Analysis and estimation of price point comparison by region and by product with the global average price has been included in this study.

Constipation laxative Market: Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

Predictions of constipation laxative market, encompassing current as well as forthcoming projected values estimate and analysis on region-wise demand trends and price index have been assimilated in the report.

Market estimates at the regional and global scale for constipation laxative are available in terms of value “US$ Mn” and volume “Mn Sq. Meters”. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent constipation laxative market segments, along with the market attractiveness valuation computes understandings brought in the report. Metrics mentioned above are also followed based on constipation laxative applications where constipation laxative witness a steady demand.

Constipation Laxative Market: Scrutinized Assessment on Regional Segments

Weighted sections have been elaborated in the report on constipation laxative market, which delivers projection on the regional markets. These chapters brighten the regional macros (political economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a significant impact on the growth of constipation laxative market during period of forecast.

Country-specific valuation on demand for constipation laxative has been offered for each regional market, along with the market scope estimate and forecast, price index, price point assessment, and impact analysis of dynamics of prominent regions and countries. For all regional markets Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Constipation Laxative Market: In-depth Analysis on Competitive Landscape

The report ends with a section on the competitive scenario of constipation laxative market, along with the profiles of major companies contributing to the market expansion. Essential and up-to-date data as well as information correlated to the market performers, who principally engage in the production and supply of constipation laxative, has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits the report readers to plan preemptive steps to advance their businesses.

Impact of Covid-19 on Constipation Laxative Market

The report includes a scenario based assessment of impact of Covid-19 across key regions for all four quarters of 2020. The report discusses the market forecast under the optimistic, probabilistic and pessimistic scenario. Under the three scenarios, the demand loss and recovery has been illustrated and described through L-shaped and U-shaped recovery curves. Alongside, the Covid-19 impact has been benchmarked with previous crisis including sub-prime crisis, Eurozone crisis and SARS pandemic.

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