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hypromellose

 [hi-pro´mә-lōs]
a propylene glycol ether of methylcellulose, supplied in differing degrees of viscosity; used as a suspending and viscosity-increasing agent and tablet binder, coating, and excipient in pharmaceutical preparations, and applied topically to the conjunctiva to protect and lubricate the cornea. Called also hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
hypromellose phthalate a phthalic acid ester of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, used as a coating agent for tablets and granules.

hypromellose

/hy·pro·mel·lose/ (hi-pro´mĕ-lōs) a propylene glycol ether of methylcellulose, supplied in differing degrees of viscosity; used as a suspending and viscosity-increasing agent and tablet binder, coating, and excipient in pharmaceutical preparations, and applied topically to the conjunctiva to protect and lubricate the cornea. Called also hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
hypromellose phthalate  a phthalic acid ester of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, used as a coating agent for tablets and granules.

hypromellose

A preparation of METHYL CELLULOSE used as a vehicle in eye drops and as an ingredient in artificial tears.

hypromellose

A highly viscous, water-soluble, non-irritating compound used as a thickening, lubricating and clinging agent. It is used principally as artificial tears (as for example in the management of keratoconjunctivitis sicca) and sometimes as a wetting agent. Syn. hydroxypropylmethylcellulose. See alacrima; methylcellulose; 3 and 9 o'clock staining.
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Optimization of film-coating formulation containing a novel low molecular weight hypromellose to achieve balanced tablet-coating performance--Hao Gao, Chao Wang, and Yingjie He
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EyeMo comes in two variants: EyeMo Red Eyes Formula contains tetrahydrozoline HCI (for red eyes, watery eyes, sore eyes, and itchy eyes) for quick relief of eye redness and minor discomforts caused by irritants; and EyeMo Moisturizing Formula that contains hypromellose (for dry eyes) that lubricates and soothes the eyes, easing eye strain and dryness.
Among them, the most common are carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and hypromellose (HPMC) (CALONGE, 0001; DOGRU et al.
More commonly known as hypromellose, it is an inert, viscoelastic polymer, which is useful in the first line management of DED.
Development of hypromellose capsules for the treatment of pulmonary and non-pulmonary diseases are also creating growth opportunities for manufacturers.
Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose ( HPMC), most commonly known as hypromellose, is mainly used in manufacturing of such kind of capsule shell.
Performance qualification of a new hypromellose capsule: Part I.
Ashland's new range of directly compressible (DC) Benecel DC hypromellose (HPMC) delivers innovation and efficiency in the tablet-making process to formulators without compromising the performance of the final product.
Hypromellose is a protector of the corneal epithelium, it has a lubricating and softening effect, and high viscosity which increases the duration of the contact of the solution with the cornea.
2012) inappropriately referred to three polymers [polyvinyl acetate phthalate (PVAP), hypromellose phthalate (HMP), and cellulose acetate phthalate (CAP)] as "phthalates" and inappropriately implied that they are "phthalates" simply because they have the word "phthalate" in their names.