Stool Softener Market 2022 Key Competitors, Major Products and Services, Share Analysis, and Upcoming Trends to 2030

June 29 20:35 2022
Stool Softener Market 2022 Key Competitors, Major Products and Services, Share Analysis, and Upcoming Trends to 2030
Emergen Research | Stool Softener Market
Rising adoption of sedentary lifestyle is a key factor driving stool softener market revenue growth

The global stool softener market size was USD 1.53 Billion in 2021 and is expected to register a revenue CAGR of 7.15% during the forecast period. Increasing geriatric population suffering from constipation is a major factor driving market revenue growth.

Stool softeners are used for alleviating pain and other physiological problems experienced by patients suffering from constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, opioid-induced constipation, and other conditions. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), in the U.S., around 16 in 100 adults and 33 in 100 adults above the age of 60 suffer from constipation or have symptoms of this medical condition. Lack of fiber-rich foods in diet, lack of fluid consumption, sedentary lifestyle, along with little or no exercise have been attributed to cause constipation.

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In addition, softening of stool can be done through medications or procedures, which enables easier passage of fecal matter during excretion. Moreover, oral medications induce fluid release in intestine to moisten and hence, soften the stool, whereas rectal treatment procedures involve insertion of suppositories and cleansing of passage through posterior orifice.

Emergen Research’s latest document, titled ‘Global Stool Softener Market – Forecast to 2030,’ is one of the most sought-after market reports involving an in-depth analysis of the global Stool Softener market. The report’s authors have offered necessary details on the latest Stool Softener market trends and the crucial parameters impacting both short-term and long-term market growth. Its panoramic view of the Stool Softener industry entails useful insights into the estimated Stool Softener market size, revenue share, and sales & distribution networks. Such helpful market insights are bound to help readers outline this industry’s key outcome in the near future.

Competitive Terrain:

The Global Stool Softener Market is highly consolidated due to the presence of a large number of companies across this industry. The report discusses the current market standing of these companies, their past performances, demand and supply graph, production and consumption patterns, sales network, distribution channels, and growth opportunities in the market at length. The report scrutinizes the strategic approach of key market players towards expanding their product offerings and fortifying their market foothold.

Some major companies in the global market report include

AstraZeneca plc, Starmed Pvt. Ltd., Rapkatos Brett & Co., Ltd., Solvay S.A., GlaxoSmithKline plc., Amato Pharmaceutical Products, Ltd., Avrio Health, L.P., Bayer AG, Abbott Laboratories, and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.

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Key Highlights from the Report

The home care segment accounted for a significant revenue share in the global stool softener market in 2021. Rising usage of stool softening medications and procedures by patients of constipation and other bowel-related syndromes in convenience of their homes is supporting revenue growth of this segment.

Use of oral and rectal medications for stool softening by patients in their house allow patients to be relaxed before administration of medicine, which is especially important in case the treatment is a rectal procedure such as enema, or suppository. Patients are also able to maintain diets and exercise, along with reducing the medical cost, which is increasing preference for home care treatment and is expected to drive revenue growth in the coming years.

The oral segment accounted for a significant revenue share in 2021. Increasing demand for oral stool softening medications is contributing to revenue growth of this segment. Oral drugs, capsules, powdered formulations, and liquids are easily available, easy to use, and are non-invasive, which has resulted in increasing preference of patients to adopt oral treatment methods for constipation over the years.

The stool softener market in North America is expected to register a rapid revenue growth rate during the forecast period. Increasing incidences of pediatric constipation as well as other bowel-related medical conditions, along with presence of major companies in the market in countries in this region, is a key factor driving market revenue growth. Countries in this region have a number of approved-for-use softgels and other medications for softening of stool, which are available over-the-counter.

Emergen Research has segmented the global stool softener market based on form, mode of administration, availability, end-use, and region:

Form Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019-2030)








Mode of Administration Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019-2030)



Availability Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019-2030)



End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019-2030)



Home Care


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Key Benefits of the Report:

Comprehensive analysis of the competitive scenario and its changing dynamics

Analytical data with detailed SWOT analysis and Porter’s Five Forces analysis

In-depth 8-year analysis of the Global Stool Softener Market

Critical understanding of the key market segments 

Comprehensive analysis of the drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities

Detailed regional analysis and extensive company profiling

Extensive assessment of current and emerging trends of the market

Regional Analysis:

The report further examines the market in the key regions of the world with regard to production and consumption patterns, import/export, supply and demand ratio, revenue generation, market share and size, and presence of prominent players in the regions. The report also covers the expansion plans undertaken by companies in the regions under the regional analysis section.

Key regions in the market include:

North America








Rest of EU

Asia Pacific




South Korea


Rest of APAC

Latin America




Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

Saudi Arabia


South Africa

Rest of MEA

Highlights of the TOC:

1. Report Overview

1.1 Research Scope

1.2 Key Stool Softener market segments

1.3 Major players

1.4 Market analysis by product

1.5 Market analysis by application

1.6 Report timeline

2. Global Growth Trends

2.1 Global Stool Softener market size

2.2 Latest Stool Softener market trends

2.3 Key growth trends

3. Competitive Landscape

3.1 Global Stool Softener market key players

3.2 Global Stool Softener size by manufacturers

3.3 Products of major players

3.4 Entry barriers in the Stool Softener market

3.5 Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances

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