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PEG 3500 Market Research Report Information by Product Type (Powder and Bowel Preparation Kit), by Age (Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric), Application (Constipation, Medical Tests [Colonoscopy and Barium Enema X-Ray Examination], and Surgery), and Distribution Channel (Online Pharmacy and Offline Pharmacy), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2030


ID: MRFR/HC/9953-CR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| March 2024

Global PEG 3500 Market Overview


PEG 3500 Market size was valued at USD 1.59 billion in 2021. The PEG 3500 Market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.67 billion in 2022 to USD 2.73 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.29% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030).


There are factors affecting the growth of the PEG 3500 Market are rising prevalence of colon cancer in India and other developing nations and increasing number of strategic initiatives.


PEG 3500 Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


PEG 3500 Market Trends



  • Rising prevalence of colon cancer in India and other developing nations boosts market growth


The prevalence of colon cancer is increasing across India and other developing nations. In countries such as India, China, and Japan cases of colon cancer is increasing at a high rate. For instance, according to the article published by, lancet regional health Southeast Asia, colorectal cancer is the 7th most common cancer in India with 65,358 new cases in 2021. The incidence of colon cancer has been increasing worldwide and is currently 19.5 per 100,000 population globally and 15.2 per 100,000 population in India.


Moreover, rise in the number of strategic initiatives in the form of mergers, acquisitions, product approval, collaborations, and partnerships in order to gain a competitive edge and offer advanced treatment options for occasional constipation. In April 2018, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Bayer AG (Germany) MiraLAX a PEG 3350 medication drug to treat occasional constipation. Hence, increasing prevalence of colon cancer in developing nations and rising initiative strategies are driving the market growth.


PEG 3500 Market Segment Insights


PEG 3500 Product Type Insights


The PEG 3500 Market segmentation, based on product type, includes powder and bowel preparation kit. The powder segment held the largest market share in 2021. Polyethylene glycol 3500 powder as a solution is used to treat both occasional and chronic idiopathic constipation. It is mostly prescribed once a day for up to two weeks. This powder with electrolytes is used for the short-term relief of constipation. As a result, there is a wide range of applications for treating constipation in various diseases as well prescribing with pharmaceutical drugs and giving them before medical tests to improve test results, drives segment growth.


PEG 3500 Age Insights


The PEG 3500 Market data has been segmented, based on age, by pediatric, adult, and geriatric. The adult segment held the largest market share in 2021, and pediatric is the faster growing segment during the forecast period. Constipation in children and adolescents can occur for a variety of reasons. The main reasons are a lack of knowledge about proper diets for pediatrics and children, as well as mental health. PEG 3500 can be used in pediatric patients without electrolytes; it is a safe, effective, and well-tolerated option for the treatment of constipation in children. Hence, PEG 3500 is a safe treatment for constipation, and further, the demand for PEG 3500 will be high among the pediatric population owing to the high colorectal cancer prevalence, which further fuels age segment growth.


PEG 3500 Application Insights


The PEG 3500 Market data has been segmented, based on application, by constipation, medical tests, and surgery. The constipation segment held the largest market share in 2021, and medical tests is the faster growing segment during the forecast period. Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal problem. The increasing incidence of constipation among the worldwide population further increases the demand for PEG 3500 powder. Constipation can also occur in patients who suffer from a stroke. According to the study, up to 85% of stroke patients may experience constipation. In October 2021, the World Health Organization estimated that 70% of strokes occur in low- and middle-income countries. As a result of the rising prevalence of constipation in the developing regions due to unhealthy lifestyles and the fact that patients with chronic diseases experience constipation, physicians & pharmacists are increasingly prescribing PEG 3500, bolstering segment growth.


Figure 2: PEG 3500 Market, by Application, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)


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Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


PEG 3500 Distribution Channel Insights


Based on distribution channel, the global PEG 3500 industry has been segmented into the online pharmacy and offline pharmacy. The offline segment held the largest market share in 2021. Offline pharmacies will have lucrative growth opportunities in the coming years owing to several factors. The factors include rising surgical procedures associated with the colon and rectum and other colon-related diseases that require medical tests. Offline pharmacies include hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, and wholesale pharmacies. As per the research, PEG 3500 is more likely to be in demand in hospital pharmacies and near the pharmacies of Ambulatory Surgical Centres (ASC). This is due to the increasing number of colorectal surgery procedures. Hence, the increasing number of surgical procedures is due to the increase in colon and rectal cancer further fueling segment growth.


PEG 3500 Regional Insights


By Region, the study segments the market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. North America PEG 3500 market accounted for the largest market share in 2021, due to the rising prevalence of colorectal cancer and other diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and neurological disorders increases the demand for PEG 3500, driving the region's growth.


Further, the major countries studied are: The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 3: PEG 3500 MARKET BY REGION 2021 & 2030 (USD BILLION)


PEG 3500 MARKET BY REGION 2021 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe PEG 3500 market accounts for the second-largest market share owing to the increasing adoption of a sedentary lifestyle further increases the chance of colon cancer. Colorectal cancer is the most common form of cancer in Europe. As per the World Cancer Research Fund International, Hungary had the highest colorectal cancer number, followed by Slovakia in 2020 globally. Furthermore, the Germany PEG 3500 market held the largest market share 2021, and is projected to be the fastest growing during the forecast period.


The Asia-Pacific PEG 3500 market is expected to grow at a significant share from 2022 to 2030 rising geriatric population, adoption of sedentary lifestyles and physical inactivity, and the rising prevalence of colorectal cancer. The prevalence of constipation among the geriatric population is high and chronic. In 2020, according to the World Economic Forum, China, India, and Japan had the oldest populations globally. Furthermore, it has been estimated that by 2050, one in four older people will be living in the Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, China PEG 3500 market held the largest market share, and India PEG 3500 market is projected to be the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


PEG 3500 Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the PEG 3500 market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the PEG 3500 industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


Pendopharm (Canada) manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products. The Company offers licensing, partnering, developing, and marketing specialty prescription medicines, as well as consumer healthcare products. Pendopharm serves customers in Canada. In March 2021, the company launched Colyte Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution is used to cleanse the colon (bowel) before certain medical tests (e.g., colonoscopy, barium enema X-ray exam) or colon surgery.


Key Companies in the PEG 3500 Market includes.



  • Pendopharm (Canada)

  • Bayer AG (Germany)

  • Merck KGaA (US)

  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (India)

  • Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. (US)

  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Israel)

  • LGM Pharma (US)

  • McKesson Corporation (US)

  • Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (India)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Others


PEG 3500 Industry Developments


March 2021: Pendopharm (Canada) launched Colyte Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution is used to cleanse the colon (bowel) before certain medical tests (e.g., colonoscopy, barium enema X-ray exam) or colon surgery.


April 2018: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Bayer AF (Germany) MiraLAX a Polyethylene Glycol 3350 medication drug to treat occasional constipation.


PEG 3500 Market Segmentation


PEG 3500 Product Type Outlook



  • Powder

  • Bowel Preparation Kit


PEG 3500 Age Outlook



  • Pediatric

  • Adult

  • Geriatric


PEG 3500 Application Outlook



  • Constipation


  • Medical Tests

    • Colonoscopy

    • Barium Enema X-Ray Examination



  • Surgery


PEG 3500 Distribution Channel Outlook



  • Online Pharmacy

  • Offline Pharmacy


PEG 3500 Regional Outlook




  • North America

    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 1.59 billion
Market Size 2022 USD 1.67 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 2.73 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.29% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Age, Application, Distribution Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Pendopharm (Canada), Bayer AG (Germany), Merck KGaA (US), Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (India), Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. (US), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Israel), LGM Pharma (US), McKesson Corporation (US), Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (India), BASF SE (Germany), and others
Key Market Opportunities Entering developing markets
Key Market Drivers Rising prevalence of colon cancer in India and other developing nations Increasing number of strategic initiatives


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The PEG 3500 Market is anticipated to reach 2.73 billion at a CAGR of 6.29% during the forecast period of 2022-2030.

The US is expected to hold an 91.67% share of the global market for PEG 3500 market during the forecast period of 2022-2030.

The PEG 3500 market is expected to grow at a 6.29% CAGR during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

The North America region market held the largest market share in PEG 3500 market.

The key players include Pendopharm (Canada), Bayer AG (Germany), Merck KGaA (US), Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (India), Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. (US), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Israel), LGM Pharma (US), McKesson Corporation (US), Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (India), BASF SE (Germany), and others.

The powder product type led the PEG 3500 market.

Constipation application segment had the largest market in 2021, with market share 76.68%.

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