Hypromellose 2208 (3 MPa.s)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 2, 2021.
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
- Camrese ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg / levonorgestrel 0.15 mg
- Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 30 mg
- Galantamine Hydrobromide Extended Release 8 mg
- Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg
- Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 50 mg
- Jolessa ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg / levonorgestrel 0.15 mg
- Kelnor 1/35 ethinyl estradiol 35 mcg / ethynodiol diacetate 1 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release (LA) 30 mg
- Omeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release 20 mg (base)
- Quartette ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg / levonorgestrel 0.15 mg
- Rivelsa ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg / levonorgestrel 0.15 mg
- Seasonique ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg / levonorgestrel 0.15 mg
- Sinemet CR 50 mg / 200 mg
- Sprintec ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg / norgestimate 0.25 mg
- Tranexamic Acid 650 mg
- Warfarin Sodium 5 mg
- Warfarin Sodium 3 mg
- Warfarin Sodium 4 mg
- Warfarin Sodium 6 mg
- Warfarin Sodium 1 mg
- Dave RH. Overview of pharmaceutical excipients used in tablets and capsules. Drug Topics (online). Advanstar. 10/24/2008 http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drugtopics/Top+News/Overview-of-pharmaceutical-excipients-used-in-tabl/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/561047. Accessed 08/19/2011
- Innovate Us. What is Hypromellose? http://www.innovateus.net/health/what-hypromellose. Accessed 08/19/2011
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