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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Ophthalmic agent

Pharmaceutic aid

Chemical Name

Cellulose, 2-hydroxypropyl methyl ether

Foreign Names

  • Hypromellosum (Latin)
  • Methylhydroxypropylcellulose (German)
  • Hypromellose (French)
  • Hipromelosa (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (OS: JAN)
  • Hypromellose (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • E 464 (IS)
  • Methylhydroxypropylcellulose (IS)
  • Méthylhydroxypropylcellulose (IS)
  • MHPC (IS)
  • Hypromellose (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Hypromellosum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose Phtalate (OS: JAN)
  • Hypromellose Phthalate (OS: BANM)
  • HPMCP (IS)
  • MHPCP (IS)
  • Hypromellose (phtalate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hypromellose Phthalate (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, NF 29)
  • Hypromellose phthalate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hypromellosephthalat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Hypromellosi phthalas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • 8 HORAS (Hypromellose and Eszopiclone)
    Elea, Argentina
  • Akwa R (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Akorn, Peru
  • Alcon Adequad (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium
  • Alcon Lagrimas (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Argentina
  • Aquaplus
    JB Chemicals, India
  • Artelac
    Agepha, Austria; Angelini, Portugal; Bausch & Lomb, Argentina; Bausch & Lomb, United Kingdom; Bausch & Lomb, Philippines; Chauvin, France; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Bulgaria; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Serbia; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Slovenia; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Tunisia; Dr. Mann, Poland; Mann, Ireland; Mann, Iceland; Mann, Luxembourg; Master Vision, Peru; Santen, Estonia; Santen, Finland; Santen, Lithuania; Santen, Latvia; Santen, Norway; Santen, Sweden; Santen Pharma, Denmark; Tramedico, Belgium
  • Artelac EDO
    Dr. Gerhard Mann, Serbia
  • Artific
    Angelini, Spain
  • Atier
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Berberil
    Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany
  • Bion Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Canada; Alcon, China; Alcon, New Zealand; Alcon, Sweden; Alcon, Malaysia
  • Blueye
    Sam Chun Dang Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Care Allergy Defense
    Thornton & Ross, United Kingdom
  • Cellugel
    Alcon, Australia; Alcon, Germany
  • Celoftal
    Alcon, Germany
  • Celsus Dextran 70 Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose and Dextran 70)
    EL Lab, Philippines
  • Coatel
    Abdi Ibrahim, Turkey
  • Dacriosol (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Iceland; Alcon, Italy; Alcon Laboratories, Denmark
  • Dacriosol (Hypromellose and Hypromellose)
    Alcon, Iceland
  • Dacrolux (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon Cusi, Malaysia; M4, Spain
  • Defislez
    Sintez, Russian Federation
  • Duratears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon Couvreur, Netherlands
  • Endolakrinas
    Sanitas, Lithuania
  • Enuclene (Hypromellose and Tyloxapol)
    Alcon, New Zealand
  • Eye Glo Moist
    CCM, Malaysia
  • Eyelight Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    DHG Pharma, Vietnam
  • Filmcel
    Allergan, Brazil
  • Flurbiren (Hypromellose and Flurbiprofen)
    Indoco, India
  • Gen Teal (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Novartis, Bangladesh
  • GenTeal
    Novartis, Australia; Novartis, Canada; Novartis, Chile; Novartis, Colombia; Novartis, Germany; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis, Israel; Novartis, Myanmar; Novartis, Mexico; Novartis, New Zealand; Novartis, Thailand; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis, Venezuela; Novartis Biosciences, Peru; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines; Novartis Ophthalmics, Vietnam
  • Genteal
    Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Hong Kong; Novartis, Malaysia; Novartis, Turkey
  • GenTeal (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis Biosciences, Peru
  • GenTeal (Hypromellose and Carmellose)
    Novartis, Canada
  • Genteal Gel (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Novartis, Malaysia
  • Glamor (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Goniosol
    Alcon, Tunisia
  • Hemodrops
    Hemomont, Serbia
  • Hidroxipropilmetilcelulosa
    Oftalmoquimica, Colombia
  • Humalac B
    Teva, Hungary
  • Humed
    Lansier, Peru
  • Humedgel (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Lansier, Peru
  • Hydromoor
    Moorefields Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Hypromax
    Ashford, Philippines
  • Hypromellose Bournonville
    TheaPharma, Netherlands
  • Hypromellose Monofree
    TheaPharma, Netherlands
  • Hypromellose Ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Netherlands
  • Hypromellose
    Alcon, United Kingdom; Cherubino, Malta; Europharm, Hong Kong; FDC, United Kingdom; MaCarthys, Malta; Martindale, Oman
  • Hypromeloza
    Unimed Pharma, Lithuania
  • Ilube
    Ashford, Philippines
  • Ilube (Hypromellose and Acetylcysteine)
    Alcon, Ireland
  • Isopto Alkaline
    Alcon, Finland
  • Isopto Plain
    Alcon, Finland
  • Isopto
    Alcon, United Kingdom
  • Isopto Tears
    Alcon, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Alcon, Canada; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Croatia (Hrvatska); Alcon, Luxembourg; Alcon, Serbia; Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium; Alcon-Couvreur, Slovenia
  • Isopto-Plain
    Alcon, Sweden
  • Isopto-Plain (veterinary use)
    Alcon, Sweden
  • Itearz
    Medilife, Philippines
  • Ketlur (Hypromellose and Ketorolac)
    Sun, India
  • Lac-Oph
    Seng Thai, Hong Kong; Seng Thai, Thailand
  • Lacribell Colírio (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Latinofarma, Brazil
  • Lacrima Plus (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Brazil
  • Lacrimel
    AC Farma, Peru
  • Lacrimol (Hypromellose and Povidone)
    Fischer, Israel
  • Lacrisifi
    Sifi, Peru
  • Lacrisifi (Hypromellose and Benzalkonium)
    SIFI, Italy; Teka Teknik, Turkey
  • Lacrisol (Hypromellose and Benzalkonium)
    Bruschettini, Italy; Bruschettini, Taiwan
  • Lacri-Vision
    OmniVision, Germany
  • Lacrystat
    Meda, Luxembourg
  • Lagrifresh (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Unimed, Peru
  • Lagrikov
    Blaskov, Colombia
  • Lagrimas artificiales La Santé
    La Santé, Colombia
  • Lagrimas Naturales (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Peru
  • Lubalvar
    Alvartis, Mexico
  • Lubric
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Lubrilac
    Zwitter Pharmaceuticals, Greece
  • Lubrimax
    Acromax Dominicana, Dominican Republic
  • Lubtear (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Lumecare Hypromellose
    Medicom, United Kingdom
  • Martindale Hypromellose
    Martindale, Hong Kong
  • Methocel
    Omnivision, Switzerland
  • Methopt
    Sigma, Australia; Sigma, New Zealand; Sigma, Taiwan; Sigma Pharma, Philippines
  • Meticel Ofteno
    Sophia, Costa Rica; Sophia, Dominican Republic; Sophia, Guatemala; Sophia, Honduras; Sophia, Nicaragua; Sophia, Panama; Sophia, Peru; Sophia, El Salvador
  • Moisol
    FDC, India
  • Moisol-Z (Hypromellose and Sodium Perborate)
    FDC, India
  • Naphacel Ofteno (Hypromellose and Naphazoline)
    Sophia, Costa Rica; Sophia, Dominican Republic; Sophia, Guatemala; Sophia, Honduras; Sophia, Nicaragua; Sophia, Panama; Sophia, Peru; Sophia, El Salvador
  • Natear
    Silom, Thailand
  • Natura Lagrimas
    Amhof, Argentina
  • Nicotears Colir. (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Saval, Peru
  • Numaren (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Han Lim, South Korea
  • Oculotect (Hypromellose and Retinol)
    Alcon, Germany
  • Ocutear
    Asiatic Lab, Bangladesh
  • Opsil Tears
    Silom, Thailand
  • Optafresh (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • OQ-Coat
    Oftalmoquimica, Colombia
  • OQ-Fil
    Oftalmoquimica, Colombia
  • Pan-Vision
    OmniVision, Germany
  • Poly Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, New Zealand
  • Prosicca
    Agepha, Austria
  • Qualitears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Qualipharm, Peru
  • Sanbe Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Sensomed Hypromellose
    Sensomed, Philippines
  • Sicca-Stulln
    Pharma Stulln, Germany
  • Sic-Ophtal N
    Winzer, Germany
  • Spersadex (Hypromellose and Dexamethasone)
    Adcock Ingram Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Spersatear
    Adcock Ingram Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Syntar (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Tear-Lac
    Scope Ophthalmics, United Kingdom
  • Tearprol (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Proel, Greece
  • Tears Humectante (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon Cusi, Spain
  • Tears Naturale II
    Alcon, Costa Rica; Alcon, Guatemala; Alcon, Honduras; Alcon, Nicaragua; Alcon, Panama; Alcon, El Salvador
  • Tears Naturale II (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Bulgaria; Alcon, China; Alcon, Peru
  • Tears Naturale
    Alcon, Turkey
  • Tears Naturale (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Switzerland; Alcon, Estonia; Alcon, United Kingdom; Alcon, Greece; Alcon, Croatia (Hrvatska); Alcon, Israel; Alcon, Latvia; Alcon, Malaysia; Alcon, Oman; Alcon, Philippines; Alcon, Poland; Alcon, Romania; Alcon, Singapore; Alcon, Slovenia; Alcon, South Africa; Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Czech Republic; Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Lithuania; Alcon-Couvreur, Malta
  • Unitear (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Unimed Pharm, Vietnam
  • Unitears
    Roster, Peru
  • Vidilac
    Kite, Greece
  • Viscomac
    Centaur, India
  • Viscomet
    Sun, India
  • Viscomet-HV
    Sun, India
  • Viskose ojendraber "Ophta"
    Ophtha, Denmark
  • Vistatears
    Vista Pharma, Philippines
  • Artelac
    Dr. Gerhard Mann, Taiwan
  • Artificial Tear
    Wu Fu, Taiwan

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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