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Mucolytics Market

Mucolytics Market - Global Industry Trend Analysis 2013 to 2017 and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Mucolytics Market Segmented By Drug type such as Adults, Children with Distribution channel type such as Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Online Pharmacies, Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

Market Overview

Mucus hypersecretion is a clinical feature of respiratory diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, and cystic fibrosis. Mucolytics decrease mucous and sputum viscosity. Mucoactive agent or drugs are the medication of choice for the treatment of respiratory disease. Mucolytic drugs classified as an expectorant, mucokinetics, mucoregulators, and mucolytics based on their mechanism of action.

Mucolytic medication class acts by reducing the irritation of cough receptors due to mucus accumulation. Mucolytics are inhaled that help thin the mucous in the airways. Mucolytics drugs are used to treat the output of bronchial secretion and enhance the clearance of bronchial exudate. Common cold may lead to developing bronchitis or respiratory disease and mucolytic becomes important to enhance their immunity along with treatment.

Least chance of side effects with the use of Mucolytic remedies even in patients who are allergic to drugs is the significant driving factor in the market. The cost-effectiveness of mucolytic cold remedies as compared to other drugs in the developing world further expected to drive the growth of Mucolytics market.

The patient who has other chronic health condition can prefer mucolytics medicines to minimize the adverse drug interaction enhancing the revenue generation in the mucolytic market. The major factors favoring the growth of the market are constant medical advances, increasing awareness.

However, ignorance towards treatment in hamlets along with improper hygiene are some of the factors that might restrain the growth of the market. Mucolytics are considered safe and associated with low risk of an adverse event of people with the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The use of Mucolytics is high in the industrialized economies as compared to developing economies.

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Market Segmentation

Agent Type
  • Classic mucolytics depolymerise mucin glycoproteins
    • N-acetylcysteine
    • Nacystelyn
  • Peptides mucolytics
    • Dornase alfa
    • Thymosin B4
  • Nondestructive Mucolytics
    • Heparin
  • Cough clearance promoters
    • Bronchodilators
    • Surfactants
Drug Type
  • Adults
  • Children
Distribution channel
  • Drug Stores
  • Online Pharmacies
  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
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Regional Outlook

Over the globe, North America followed by Europe is anticipated to offer lucrative market opportunities to the new market players in Mucolytics industry. This is due to the presence of a large patient pool for Chronic lungs disorders majorly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in both regions. North America and Europe cumulatively hold a significant market share in terms of value in Mucolytics market.

However, due to the growing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma patient pool, growing adoption of mucolytic drugs, high diagnostic rate followed by treatment rate for lungs disorders, along with the strong presence of domestic players allows South Asia and East Asia region cumulatively to register third largest market value in global Mucolytics market. Whereas, the Middle East and Africa is anticipated to be the least lucrative Mucolytics market growing at a sluggish rate.

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Key Players

Examples of some of the market participants in the global Mucolytics market identified are: Bayer HealthCare AG, GlaxoSmithKline plc., Novartis AG, AstraZeneca plc., Procter & Gamble, Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Pfize, Atley Pharmaceuticals, Vertical Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Toray Industries and others.

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The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

  • Market Segments
  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain

Regional analysis includes:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil)
  • Western Europe (Germany, Italy, U.K, Spain, France, Nordic countries, BENELUX)
  • Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, Rest of Eastern Europe)
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (China, India, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, S. Africa, Rest of MEA)

Report Highlights

  • Detailed overview of parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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