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Hypromellose is a semisynthetic, inert, viscoelastic methyl and hydroxypropyl mixed ether of cellulose used as eye drops, as well as an excipient and controlled-delivery component in oral medicaments, found in a variety of commercial products. Hypromellose is considered an inert substance as it has no direct pharmacological activity. The viscosity promoting properties of hypromellose prolong the retention time and improve adhesion of synthetic tears to the cornea and conjunctiva. As a result, the tear film breakdown time is prolonged and/or the tear film stability is enhanced. A stable tear film protects the cornea from dryness Hypromellose is the most commonly used in hydrophilic matrix fabrication. Hypromellose provides the release of a drug in a controlled manner, effectively increasing the duration of release of a drug to prolong its therapeutic effect.

Approval Year

Name Type Language
HYPROMELLOSE, UNSPECIFIED
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSES
II  
Preferred Name English
HYDROXYPROPYLMETHYLCELLULOSE
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE 2208
VANDF  
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE [VANDF]
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE 2910 [VANDF]
Common Name English
CELLULOSE, 2-HYDROXYPROPYL METHYL ETHER
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSES [II]
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE [INN]
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE [MART.]
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE 4000 [II]
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE 4000
II  
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE [VANDF]
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE 2208 [VANDF]
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE [EP MONOGRAPH]
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE 2910
VANDF  
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
INCI   VANDF  
INCI  
Official Name English
GONISOL
Brand Name English
HYPROMELLOSE [USP]
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE [WHO-DD]
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE 4000
Common Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSES
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE
EP   INN   MART.   USP   VANDF   WHO-DD  
INN  
Official Name English
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE [INCI]
Common Name English
HYPROMELLOSE [USP-RS]
Common Name English
CELLULOSE HYDROXYPROPYL METHYL ETHER
Common Name English
Classification Tree Code System Code
NCI_THESAURUS C82130
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DSLD 1124 (Number of products:6)
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WHO-VATC QS01KA02
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CFR 21 CFR 172.874
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WHO-ATC S01KA02
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CFR 21 CFR 349.12
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Code System Code Type Description
WIKIPEDIA
HYPROMELLOSE
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB122460
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ALTERNATIVE
DRUG BANK
DB11075
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PRIMARY
RXCUI
1363567
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ALTERNATIVE
RXCUI
1363586
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ALTERNATIVE
ChEMBL
CHEMBL2108956
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PRIMARY
INN
2412
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PRIMARY
RXCUI
1363585
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ALTERNATIVE
EVMPD
SUB02622MIG
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB26388
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PRIMARY
NCI_THESAURUS
C80902
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PRIMARY
CAS
9004-65-3
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GENERIC (FAMILY)
FDA UNII
3NXW29V3WO
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PRIMARY
MESH
C002284
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PRIMARY
EVMPD
SUB20971
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PRIMARY
RXCUI
27334
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PRIMARY
USP_CATALOG
1330005
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PRIMARY USP-RS
Display Structure of HYPROMELLOSE, UNSPECIFIED