Hypromellose 2208 (100 MPa.s)
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 19, 2021.
What is it?
Hypromellose, also commonly known as hydroxypropyl methycellulose (HPMC) is a coating agent and film-former used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry. It has also been used as a rate-controlling polymer for sustained-release dose forms.
As a powder, hypromellose is off-white to beige and may be in granules. Hypromellose is considered an inert ingredient. It has a high viscosity and is often used in ophthalmic preparations as artificial tears for dry eyes. In the US, it is available over-the-counter (OTC) in such products as Isopto Tears and Nature’s Tears.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Alprazolam Extended Release 2 mg
- Alprazolam Extended Release 3 mg
- Alprazolam Extended-Release 2 mg
- Desvenlafaxine Succinate Extended-Release 50 mg
- Desvenlafaxine Succinate Extended-Release 25 mg
- Escitalopram Oxalate 5 mg (base)
- Etodolac 500 mg
- Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Extended-Release 8 mg
- Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Extended-Release 32 mg
- Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Extended-Release 12 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended-Release 30 mg
- Nicomide niacinamide 750 mg, folic acid 500 mcg, zinc oxide 25 mg and cupric oxide 1.5 mg
- Olanzapine 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed Release 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed Release 40 mg
- Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release 400 mg
- Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release 300 mg
- Tacrolimus 1 mg
- Trandolapril 2 mg
- Trandolapril 1 mg
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