Cellulose, 2- hydroxypropyl methyl ether Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC)
Hypromellose is widely used in pharmaceuticals formulations. It is described as partly O-methylated and O-(2-hydroxypropylated) cellulose. Hypromellose is available in several grades that can vary in viscosity and extent of substitution. In an oral solution application, HPMC can be used as a viscosifier agent.
|Typical use level|
In liquid oral dosage forms, Hypromellose can be used as a thickening agent in concentrations ranging from 0.25 - 5.0%
|Benefits / Claims|
Soluble in cold water (easy to use in process)
Different grades available (flexibility on formulation)