Hypromellose 2208 (100 MPa.s)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 21, 2022.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
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
- Citalopram Hydrobromide 40 mg
- Desvenlafaxine Succinate Extended-Release 25 mg
- Docusate Sodium and Sennosides docusate sodium 50 mg / sennosides 8.6 mg
- Fiber Laxative calcium polycarbophil 625 mg
- Guanfacine Hydrochloride Extended-Release 2 mg
- Guanfacine Hydrochloride Extended-Release 1 mg
- Hecoria 1 mg
- Hecoria 5 mg
- Ibuprofen 200 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended-Release 100 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed Release 20 mg
- Omeprazole Delayed Release 40 mg
- Oxybutynin Chloride Extended-Release 15 mg
- Oxybutynin Chloride Extended-Release 5 mg
- Oxybutynin Chloride Extended-Release 10 mg
- Paroxetine Hydrochloride Extended-Release 25 mg
- Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release 200 mg
- Tacrolimus 0.5 mg
- Theophylline extended-release 200 mg
- Tranexamic Acid 650 mg
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- Innovate Us. What is Hypromellose? http://www.innovateus.net/health/what-hypromellose. Accessed 08/19/2011
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