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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid

Ophthalmic agent

Chemical Name

Cellulose, 2-hydroxypropyl metyl eter

Foreign Names

  • Hypromellosum (Latin)
  • Methylhydroxypropylcellulose (German)
  • Hypromellose (French)
  • Hipromelosa (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • 8 HORAS (Hypromellose and Eszopiclone)
    Elea, Argentina
  • Alcon Adequad (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium
  • Alcon Lagrimas (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Argentina
  • Artelac
    Bausch & Lomb, Argentina; Bausch & Lomb, Denmark; Bausch & Lomb, Ireland; Bausch & Lomb, Philippines; Bausch & Lomb, Portugal; Bausch & Lomb, Sweden; Bausch & Lomb México, Mexico; Bausch & Lomb UK, United Kingdom; Bausch + Lomb, Netherlands; Bausch + Lomb, Norway; Chauvin, Israel; Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, France; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Bulgaria; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Estonia; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Poland; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Serbia; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Tunisia; Mann, Egypt; Mann, Iceland; Santen, Lithuania
  • Artelac EDO
    Dr. Gerhard Mann, Serbia
  • Artific
    Angelini, Spain
  • Atier
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Berberil
    Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany
  • Berberil Dry Eye
    Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany
  • Bion Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Canada; Alcon, China; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, New Zealand; Alcon, Singapore; Alcon Nordic, Sweden; Alcon, Malaysia
  • Biotears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Lansier, Peru
  • Blueye (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Sam Chun Dang Pharm, Hong Kong
  • Cellugel
    Alcon, Germany
  • Celsus Dextran 70 Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose and Dextran 70)
    EL Lab, Philippines
  • Clarigen
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Dacriosol (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Denmark; Alcon, Iceland
  • Dacrolux (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Hungary; M4, Spain
  • Davilose
    Davi, Portugal
  • Davilose Forte
    Davi, Portugal
  • Dronedyne
    Tecnofarma, Mexico
  • Duratears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Lithuania
  • Endolakrinas
    Sanitas, Lithuania
  • Filmcel
    Allergan, Brazil
  • Gen Teal (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Novartis, Bangladesh
  • GenTeal
    Alcon, Colombia; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, New Zealand; Alcon, Singapore; Alcon, Thailand; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis, Lebanon; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis, Venezuela; Novartis Biosciences, Peru; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines; Novartis Ophthalmics, Vietnam; Novartis Pharma, Germany; Novartis Pharma, Israel
  • Genteal
    Alcon, Malaysia; Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • GenTeal (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Alcon, Hong Kong; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis Biosciences, Peru; Novartis Ophthalmics, Vietnam
  • Genteal (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Alcon, Thailand; Novartis, Egypt; Novartis, Malaysia; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • Glamor (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Ibn Sina, Bangladesh
  • Goniosol
    Alcon, Tunisia
  • Hemodrops
    Hemofarm Vršac, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Hemomont, Serbia
  • Hiprolub 0.3%
    MK, Colombia
  • Hipromelose Solufarma
    Solufarma, Portugal
  • Humalac B
    Teva, Hungary
  • Humed
    Lansier, Peru
  • Humedgel (Hypromellose and Carbomer)
    Lansier, Peru
  • Hypomer
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Hypromax
    Ashford, Philippines
  • Hypromellose
    Europharm, Hong Kong; Martindale, Oman
  • Hypromellose 0.3% Martindale
    Martindale Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Hypromellose FDC
    FDC International, United Kingdom
  • Hypromellose Macarthys
    MaCarthys, Malta
  • Hypromellose Teva
    Teva, Netherlands
  • Hypromellose Thea
    TheaPharma, Netherlands
  • Hypromeloza
    Unimed Pharma, Lithuania
  • Hyprosan
    Santen, Denmark; Santen, Estonia; Santen, Finland; Santen, Iceland; Santen, Norway; Santen, Sweden
  • Hyprosol
    Beximco, Bangladesh
  • Iclear
    Navana, Bangladesh
  • Ilube
    Ashford, Philippines
  • Insto Moist (Hypromellose and Benzalkonium)
    Sterling, Indonesia
  • Isopto Alkaline
    Alcon, Finland; Alcon Laboratories UK, United Kingdom
  • Isopto Plain
    Alcon, Finland; Alcon Laboratories UK, United Kingdom
  • Isopto Plain 0.5%
    Alcon Laboratories UK, United Kingdom
  • Isopto Tears
    Alcon, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Alcon, Canada; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Serbia; Alcon Farmaceutika, Croatia (Hrvatska); Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium
  • Isopto Tears (Hypromellose and Sodium Chloride)
    Alcon, Switzerland
  • Isopto-Plain
    Alcon Nordic, Sweden
  • Lac-Oph
    Seng Thai, Hong Kong
  • Lacribell Colírio (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Latinofarma, Brazil
  • Lacrima Plus (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Brazil
  • Lacrimel
    AC Farma, Peru
  • Lacrimol (Hypromellose and Povidone)
    Fischer, Israel
  • Lacrisifi (Hypromellose and Benzalkonium)
    Sifi, Peru
  • Lacrisol (Hypromellose and Benzalkonium)
    Bruschettini, Italy; Bruschettini, Taiwan
  • Lacri-Vision
    OmniVision, Germany
  • Lagrifresh (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Unimed, Peru
  • Lagrikov
    Blaskov, Colombia
  • Lagrimas artificiales La Santé
    La Santé, Colombia; La Santé, Ecuador
  • Lagrimas Naturales
    Alcon, Ecuador
  • Lagrimas Naturales (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Peru
  • Lagrisel
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Latier
    Atlas, Peru
  • Lubalvar
    Alvartis Pharma, Mexico
  • Lubric
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Lubrilac
    Zwitter Pharmaceuticals, Greece
  • Lubtear (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Luvis
    Productos Farmaceuticos Medipharm, Chile
  • Martindale Hypromellose
    Martindale, Hong Kong
  • Methocel
    OmniVision, Germany; OmniVision, Taiwan
  • Methopt
    Aspen, New Zealand; Sigma, Taiwan
  • Meticel Ofteno
    Sophia, Ecuador; Sophia, Mexico; Sophia, Peru
  • Moisol
    FDC, India
  • Moisol-Z (Hypromellose and Sodium Perborate)
    FDC, India
  • Monofree Hypromellose
    TheaPharma, Netherlands
  • Naphacel Ofteno (Hypromellose and Naphazoline)
    Sophia, Ecuador; Sophia, Mexico; Sophia, Peru
  • Natear
    Allergan, Thailand
  • Natura Lagrimas
    Amhof, Argentina
  • Nicotears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Nicolich, Chile; Saval, Ecuador
  • Nicotears Colir. (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Saval, Peru
  • Normo Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Eipico, Egypt
  • Oculotect (Hypromellose and Retinol)
    Alcon, Germany
  • Ocutal Tec (Hypromellose and Phenylephrine)
    Sigmatec, Egypt
  • Ocutear
    Asiatic Lab, Bangladesh
  • Oflux-E (Hypromellose and Ofloxacin)
    Modi Pharma, India
  • Opsil Tears
    Silom Medical, Thailand
  • Optafresh (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Apex, Bangladesh
  • Optal-Tears
    Olan-Kemed, Thailand
  • Optiguard 0.3%
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Pan-Vision
    OmniVision, Germany
  • Poly Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, New Zealand
  • Qualitears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Pharmavision, Peru
  • Sanbe Tears (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Sandoz Eyelube 0.5%
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Sandoz Eyelube 1%
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Seeview
    Interthai, Thailand
  • Sensomed Hypromellose
    Sensomed, Philippines
  • Sicca-Stulln
    Pharma Stulln, Germany
  • Sic-Ophtal
    Winzer, Germany
  • Sic-Ophtal N
    Winzer, Germany
  • Slezin (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Rompharm, Russian Federation
  • Spersadex (Hypromellose and Dexamethasone)
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Spersatear
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Syntar (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Drug International, Bangladesh
  • Tearprol (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Cooper, Greece
  • Tears Guard 0.3%
    Orchidia, Egypt
  • Tears Humectante (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon Cusi, Spain
  • Tears Naturale
    Alcon, Turkey
  • Tears Naturale (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Switzerland; Alcon, Czech Republic; Alcon, Estonia; Alcon, Egypt; Alcon, Greece; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Ireland; Alcon, Malaysia; Alcon, Oman; Alcon, Philippines; Alcon, Poland; Alcon, Romania; Alcon, Thailand; Alcon Farmaceutika, Croatia (Hrvatska); Alcon Laboratories UK, United Kingdom; Alcon-Couvreur, Belgium; Alcon-Couvreur, Malta; Alcon, Canada; Alcon, Lithuania
  • Tears Naturale Forte (Hypromellose and Dextran, + Glycerol)
    Alcon, Hong Kong
  • Tears Naturale Free (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Canada; Alcon, Israel
  • Tears Naturale II (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Bulgaria; Alcon, Canada; Alcon, China; Alcon, Hong Kong; Alcon, Hungary; Alcon, Indonesia; Alcon, Peru; Alcon, Thailand; Alcon Couvreur, Israel
  • Tears Naturel (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Alcon, Lebanon
  • Unitear (Hypromellose and Dextran)
    Unimed Pharm, Vietnam
  • Unitears
    Roster, Peru
  • Vidilac
    Kite, Greece
  • Viscomet
    Sun Pharma, Myanmar
  • Visine (Hypromellose and Glycerol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Canada
  • Visine Tears (Hypromellose and Glycerol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Canada
  • Viskøse øjendråber Ophtha
    Ophtha, Denmark
  • Vistatears
    Vista Pharma, Philippines
  • Artelac
    Dr. Gerhard Mann, Taiwan
  • Artificial Tear
    Wu Fu, Taiwan


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

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