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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

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Synonym(s): Hypromellose, HPMC


Introduction

Name

  • Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
  • Hypromellose (INN).

Class of drug

  • Tear supplement; short-acting.

Description

Molecular formula

  • CH2 CH(OH)CH3 .

Molecular weight

  • Variable.

Physical properties

  • Highly water soluble.

Storage requirements

  • Store <25°C.
  • Discard open bottle after 30 days.

Uses

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Indications

  • Quantitative tear deficiencies - due to the apparently short duration of action of this medication, other classes of tear supplements are preferred when managing cases of keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
  • See also Therapeutics: eye    Therapeutics: eye  .

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with diagnostic tests

  • May result in false negatives with Rose Bengal staining.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

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