Hypromellose 2208 (15000 MPa.s)
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 31, 2020.
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
- Cefprozil 250 mg
- Clonidine Hydrochloride Extended-Release 0.1 mg
- Etodolac ER 600 mg
- Fluvoxamine Maleate 25 mg
- Intuniv 3 mg
- Intuniv 4 mg
- Kapvay 0.2 mg
- Levetiracetam Extended Release 750 mg
- Levetiracetam Extended-Release 750 mg
- Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release 500 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 20 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 10 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended-Release 15 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended-Release 30 mg
- Morphine Sulfate Extended-Release 60 mg
- Prempro 0.45 mg / 1.5 mg
- Pristiq 100 mg
- Pristiq 50 mg
- Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release 400 mg
- Viekira XR dasabuvir 200 mg / ombitasvir 8.33 mg / paritaprevir 50 mg / ritonavir 33.33 mg
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