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Polyethylene Glycols brings constipation relief

PEG APIs to bring constipation relief

Gentle on the body, for better quality of life

Key benefits of PEG laxatives:
  • Absence of side effects compared with other types of osmotic laxatives such as lactulose
  • Gentle on the body - because the PEG is almost completely excreted, with very low levels of absorption by the digestive tract
  • Suitable for long-term use by children as young as two years old for special PEG laxatives

This type of laxative thus improves quality of life for millions around the world, as part of treatment for chronic constipation in adults and children, during pregnancy, or before surgery or colonoscopy.

Excellence in production

Clariant offers PEGs as APIs in various physical forms
  • Flakes
  • Sprayed powders
  • Milled powders

Our laxative API PEGs are compliant with the general requirements of three of the most important international pharmacopoeias (the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), the United States Pharmacopoeia–National Formulary (USP-NF), and the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP)). With more than 25 years’ experience as a producer, we maintain very rigorous production standards. We use dedicated reactors to avoid cross contamination and our production facilities undergo comprehensive audits for GMP compliance.

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