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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Laxative: Emollient

Laxative, osmotically acting

Chemical Name

Mixtures of polymers with the general formula H-(OCH₂-CH₂)!n-OH where nrepresents the average number of oxyethylene groups (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Macrogolum (Latin)
  • Macrogol (German)
  • Macrogol (French)
  • Macrogol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Macrogol (OS: BAN)
  • Polyéthylèneglycol (OS: DCF)
  • PEG (IS)
  • Poly (IS: ethylene oxide)
  • Polyethylene Glycol (IS)
  • Polyoxyethylene (IS)
  • Macrogola (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Macrogole (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Macrogols (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PH: NF 33)
  • PEG 3350 (IS)
  • Polyethylene glycol 3350 (IS)
  • Macrogol 400 (OS: JAN)
  • PEG-400 (IS)
  • PEG-8 (IS)
  • Polyethylene Glycol 400 (IS)
  • Macrogol 400 (PH: JP XVI)
  • Macrogol 4000 (OS: JAN)
  • NSC 108963 (IS)
  • PEG 4000 (IS)
  • Polyethylene glycol 4000 (IS)
  • Macrogol 4000 (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

  • Aqualax
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Blink Intensive Tears
    Abbott Medical Optics, Taiwan
  • Casenlax
    Casen Fleet, Netherlands
  • Ceo-Two (Macrogol and Sodium, + Potassium)
    Beutlich, United States
  • Clearovac
    Synthesis, Colombia
  • Colyte
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • Confortlax
    McNeil, Lithuania
  • Contumax
    Tecnofarma, Chile
  • Corrilax
    Tecnofarma, Peru
  • CosmoCol Half
    Stirling Anglian, United Kingdom
  • Docusol (Macrogol and Glycerol, + Docusate Sodium)
    Alliance, United States
  • Forlax
    Ipsen, Georgia; Ipsen, Latvia
  • Fortrans
    Ipsen, Georgia; Ipsen Epe, Cyprus; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania
  • Frelax
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Ilax
    Teriak, Tunisia
  • Klean Prep
    Biotoscana, Colombia; Norgine, Tunisia; Norgine, South Africa
  • Lax-A-Day
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • Macrogol Kozakai Seiyaku
    Kozakai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Macrogol Maruishi
    Maruishi Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Macrogol Nikko Seiyaku
    Nikko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Macrogol Shiseido Seiyaku
    Shiseido Seiyaku, Japan
  • Macrogol Toho
    Toho Yakuhin, Japan
  • Macrogol Yoshida
    Yoshida Seiyaku, Japan
  • Makrogol
    Salutas, Georgia
  • Microlaxregula
    McNeil, Poland
  • Molaxole
    Meda, Latvia
  • Movicol
    Norgine, China; Norgine, Lithuania
  • Moviprep
    Norgine, Lithuania
  • Olopeg
    MIP Pharma, Poland
  • Omnilax
    Omnia Läkemedel, Sweden
  • Osmolax
    ADWYA, Tunisia
  • Osmolax pediatrique (pediatric)
    ADWYA, Tunisia
  • Pegalax
    Medical Futures, Canada
  • Polysol (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Quetiapine Farmaprojects (Macrogol and Quetiapine)
    Farmaprojects, Netherlands
  • RestoraLAX
    Schering-Plough, Canada
  • Rhinaris
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • Salinex (Macrogol and Sodium Chloride)
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Salinex Nasal (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol, + Sodium Chloride)
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Secaris (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • Solbanon
    Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Solbase
    Meiji Yakuhin, Japan
  • Systalan (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Lansier, Peru
  • Systane
    Alcon, Malaysia
  • Systane (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Alcon, Canada; Alcon, Colombia; Alcon, Egypt; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Malaysia; Alcon, Turkey; Alcon, Taiwan; Alcon Cusi, Tanzania; Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile; Alcon, Peru
  • Systane Ultra (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Alcon, China; Alcon, Egypt; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Philippines; Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile; Alcon, Peru
  • Systane Ultra UD (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Laboratorios Alcon Chile, Chile
  • Systear (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Tearon (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Toptear P (Macrogol and Hyaluronic Acid)
    Poen, Colombia
  • Transipeg
    Bayer, Netherlands
  • Visine Cool Eye (Macrogol and Tetryzoline)
    Johnson & Johnson, Canada
  • Barex
    Dominguez, Argentina
  • Bellymed
    Pharno-Wedropharm, Germany
  • Contumax
    Tecnofarma, Colombia
  • CosmoCol Paediatric (pediatric)
    Stirling Anglian, United Kingdom
  • Dulcolax Balance
    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Endofalk
    Dr. Falk, Norway
  • GaviLAX
    GAVIS, United States
  • Gavi-LAX
    GAVIS, United States
  • GaviLyte-N (Macrogol and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Sodium Chloride, + Potassium)
    GAVIS, United States
  • Glycolax
    Kremers Urban, United States
  • Lax 3350
    Laboratorios Andromaco, Chile
  • Laxabon
    BioPhausia, Norway
  • Laxido Appelsiini
    Nordic Drugs, Finland
  • Laxido Paediatric Plain (Macrogol and Sodium Chloride, + Sodium Bicarbonate, + Potassium Chloride (pediatric))
    Galen, United Kingdom
  • Microlax Macrogol
    Johnson & Johnson, France
  • MiraLAX
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, United States
  • Molaxole
    Meda Pharm, Austria
  • Movicol
    Norgine, Germany; Norgine, Norway; Norgine, New Zealand; Norgine, Sweden; Norgine, Tunisia; Sabora, Finland
  • Movicol Apelsin
    Norgine, Sweden
  • Movicol Junior (pediatric)
    Norgine, Germany; Norgine, Norway
  • Movicol Junior Neutral (pediatric)
    Norgine, Sweden
  • Movicol Junior Plain (pediatric)
    Sabora, Finland
  • Moviprep
    Norgine, Austria; Norgine, Norway; Sabora, Finland
  • MoviPrep (Macrogol and Sodium Sulfate, + Sodium Chloride, + Potassium)
    Salix, United States
    Norgine, Sweden
  • Moxalole
    Meda, Finland; Meda, Norway
  • NuLYTELY (Macrogol and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Sodium Chloride, + Potassium)
    Braintree, United States
  • Peg
    Tecnoquimicas, Colombia
  • PegLax
    Ben Shimon Floris, Israel
  • Polyethylene Glycol Braintree
    Braintree, United States
  • Suclear (Macrogol and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Sodium Chloride, + Potassium)
    Braintree, United States
  • Transipeg
    Bayer Santé Familiale, France
  • Transipeg 5,9
    Bruno Farm., Italy
  • Transipeglib
    Bayer Santé, France
  • TriLyte (Macrogol and Sodium Bicarbonate, + Sodium Chloride, + Potassium)
    Wallace, United States
  • Casenlax
    Casen, Portugal
  • Systane (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Alcon, Indonesia
  • Systane Ultra (Macrogol and Propylene Glycol)
    Alcon, Thailand
  • Biopeg
    Fresenius Kabi, France
  • Casenlax
    Casen Fleet Laboratories, Spain; Recordati, Italy
  • Dulcobalance
    Boehringer Ingelheim, United Kingdom
  • Dulcolax M
    Boehringer Ingelheim International, Germany
  • Femlax
    Casen Fleet Laboratories, Spain
  • Forlax
    Ahngook, South Korea; Beaufour Ipsen, China; Beaufour Ipsen, Hong Kong; Beaufour Ipsen, Tunisia; Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Ipsen, Belgium; Ipsen, Estonia; Ipsen, Netherlands; Ipsen, Poland; Ipsen, Portugal; Ipsen, Slovakia; Ipsen, Thailand; Ipsen, Taiwan; Ipsen, Vietnam; Ipsen Beaufour, Lebanon; Ipsen Pharma, Austria; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, France; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania; Ipsen Pharma, Malaysia; Ipsen Pharma, Romania; Ipsen Pharma, Russian Federation
  • Forlax Junior
    Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands
  • Forlax Junior (pediatric)
    Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Ipsen, Belgium; Ipsen, Netherlands; Ipsen, Sweden
  • Fortrans
    Beaufour Ipsen, Tunisia; Ipsen, Slovakia; Ipsen Beaufour, Lebanon; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, Russian Federation
  • Laxipeg
    Zambon, Switzerland; Zambon, Italy
  • Laxofalk
    Dr. Falk Pharma, Germany
  • Macrogol 4000 Mylan
    Mylan, France
  • Macrogol 4000 Sandoz
    Sandoz, France
  • Macrogol Biogaran
    Biogaran, France
  • Macro-P
    Alfa Wassermann, Italy
  • Olopeg
    MIP Pharma, Norway; MIP Pharma Austria, Austria
  • Paxabel
    Ipsen, Italy
  • PegLax
    Casen Fleet Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Pegorion
    Orion Pharma, Finland
  • Pergidal
    Valeas, Italy
  • Regolint
    Baldacci, Italy
  • Tanilas
    Ipsen, Greece


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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