Hypromellose 2910 (15000 MPa.s)
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 17, 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
- Aldactone 50 mg
- Aldactone 25 mg
- Aldactone 100 mg
- Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium 875 mg / 125 mg
- Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium 500 mg / 125 mg
- Escitalopram Oxalate 5 mg (base)
- Escitalopram Oxalate 20 mg (base)
- Escitalopram Oxalate 10 mg (base)
- Felodipine Extended-Release 2.5 mg
- Fluvoxamine Maleate 100 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Valsartan 12.5 mg / 320 mg
- Hydrochlorothiazide and Valsartan 25 mg / 320 mg
- Levetiracetam 500 mg
- Montelukast Sodium 10 mg (base)
- Phospha 250 Neutral 155 mg / 852 mg / 130 mg
- Primaquine Phosphate 26.3 mg (15 mg base)
- Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release 150 mg
- Roweepra 250 mg
- Spironolactone 100 mg
- Spironolactone 50 mg
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