Global Cough Syrup Market to Reach US$ 8.4 Billion by 2032, Propelled by the Increasing Incidences of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)

November 28, 2022 | Healthcare

The latest report by IMARC, titled “Cough Syrup Market Report by Product Type (Expectorants, Cough Suppressants/Antitussives, Combination Medications), Age Group (Pediatric, Adult), Distribution Channel (Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Online Pharmacy), and Region 2024-2032”, finds that the global cough syrup market size reached US$ 5.9 Billion in 2023. Cough syrup is a combination drug that offers temporary relief from common cold, cough, hay fever, and other respiratory allergies. It is produced using expectorants, non-opioid cough suppressants, and antihistamine compounds to block the symptoms. The suppressants help alleviate the symptoms of dry cough by reducing the activity of the cough reflex and minimizing the urge to cough. The function of the expectorants is to treat a cough with mucus by loosening it, which makes it easy to expel from the body. The antihistamines relieve the cough caused by minor throat or airway irritation. In recent years, cough syrups have gained traction as they are prescribed by doctors or are available over-the-counter (OTC) in pharmacy stores in different flavors, such as honey, bubblegum, cherry, and orange.

Global Cough Syrup Market Trends:

One of the primary factors driving the market is the increasing incidences of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), along with other respiratory disorders globally. Additionally, the rising geriatric population, which is more prone to such diseases, is positively influencing market growth. Other than this, cough syrups are mainly used to treat dry cough, which develops due to prolonged exposure to tobacco, poor air quality, and indoor smoke and air pollution. Besides this, the growing health consciousness, along with the easy accessibility of this product in pharmacies and general stores, is creating a positive market outlook. In line with this, numerous product innovations, such as the development of cough syrups with minimal effects, are propelling market growth. Other growth-inducing factors include exponential growth in the pharmaceutical industry and expanding disposable income levels. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market value to reach US$ 8.4 Billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period (2024-2032).

Market Summary:

  • Based on the product type, the market has been divided into expectorants, cough suppressants/antitussives, and combination medications.
  • On the basis of the age group, the market has been bifurcated into pediatric and adult.
  • Based on the distribution channel, the market has been segregated into retail, hospital, and online pharmacy.
  • Region-wise, the market has been classified into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others), and Middle East and Africa.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been analyzed, with some of the key players being Acella Pharmaceuticals LLC, Bayer AG, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Johnson & Johnson Private Limited, Pfizer Inc., Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc., Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Sanofi SA, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, and The Procter & Gamble Company.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Product Type, Age Group, Distribution Channel, Region
Region Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Acella Pharmaceuticals LLC, Bayer AG, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc., Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc., Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and The Procter & Gamble Company
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