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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Dermatological agent

Pharmaceutic aid

Skin protectant

Chemical Name

Cellulose 2-hydroxypropyl eter (IUPAC, WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Hyprolosum (Latin)
  • Hydroxypropyl cellulose (German)
  • Hyprolose (French)
  • Hiprolosa (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Hydroxypropylcellulose (OS: DCF, JAN)
  • Low Substituted Hydroxypropylcellulose (OS: JAN)
  • E 463 (IS)
  • Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (PH: NF 33, USP 41)
  • Hydroxypropylcellulose (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9.5, Ph. Franç. 11, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Hydroxypropylcellulose, Low-Substituted (PH: NF 33, Ph. Eur. 9.5)
  • Hydroxypropylcellulosum (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Hydroxypropylcellulosum substitutum humile (PH: Ph. Eur. 9.5, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Idrossipropilcellulosa (PH: F.U. VIII)
  • Low Substituted Hydroxypropylcellulose (PH: JP XVII)

Brand Names

  • A-gel [+ Propylene glycol]
    Fresenius Kabi, New Zealand
  • Bideon [+ Dextran]
    Fecofar, Argentina
  • Irix [+ Dinoprostone, + Glycerol]
    Gramón Bagó, Uruguay
  • Lacrisert
    Aton Pharma, Canada; Aton Pharma, United States; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Taiwan
  • Novo Tears [+ Dextran 70, + Naphazoline]
    Servimedic, Uruguay
  • Ocucoat
    arcos, Uruguay


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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