What Is Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)?
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC), also known simply as hypromellose, may be used as a vegan alternative to animal gelatin and as a suspending agent in food and pharmaceutical products. It is also commonly used in eyedrops. It is also a common thickening agent and excipient in the food industry.
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) Benefits
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) is commonly used in eyedrops to help keep the eyes moisturized.
- Thickening agent
- Suspending agent
- Alternative to animal gelatin
- Helps moisturize the eyes when used in eyedrops†
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This product is a food and pharmaceutical additive and is not intended for consumption as a single ingredient.