Hypromellose 2910 (15000 MPa.s)
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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
- Aldactone 100 mg
- Aldactone 25 mg
- Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium 500 mg / 125 mg
- Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium 875 mg / 125 mg
- Clopidogrel Bisulfate 75 mg
- Escitalopram Oxalate 10 mg (base)
- Escitalopram Oxalate 20 mg (base)
- Felodipine Extended-Release 5 mg
- Felodipine Extended-Release 2.5 mg
- Felodipine Extended-Release 10 mg
- Fluvoxamine Maleate 25 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Valsartan 25 mg / 320 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Valsartan 12.5 mg / 320 mg
- Inlyta 5 mg
- Lithium Carbonate Extended Release 300 mg
- Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release 10 mg
- Metronidazole 500 mg
- Roweepra 500 mg
- Sildenafil Citrate 20 mg (base)
- Viread 200 mg
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