Hypromellose 2910 (50 MPa.s)
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 26, 2018.
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.
 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
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Top Medications with this excipient
- Almotriptan Malate 6.25 mg (base)
- Almotriptan Malate 12.5 mg (base)
- Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium 500 mg / 125 mg
- Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Extended Release 30 mg
- Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Extended Release 20 mg
- Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 250 mg
- Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 750 mg
- Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Extended-Release 15 mg
- Didanosine 250 mg
- Didanosine 400 mg
- Felodipine Extended-Release 10 mg
- Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 50 mg
- Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg
- Ketorolac Tromethamine 10 mg
- Lithium Carbonate Extended-Release 300 mg
- Quetiapine Fumarate 50 mg
- Quetiapine Fumarate 400 mg
- Quinapril Hydrochloride 5 mg
- Quinapril Hydrochloride 40 mg
- Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim 400 mg / 80 mg