Active Ingredient(s): Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
FDA Approved: * June 1, 1981
Pharm Company: * MERCK
Category: Vision / Eye Health

Hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) is a derivative of cellulose with both water solubility and organic solubility. It is used as an excipient, and topical ophthalmic protectant and lubricant. Contents 1 Chemistry 2 Uses 3 See also 4 Notes and references Chemistry HPC is an ether of cellulose in which some of the hydroxyl groups in the repeating glucose units have been hydroxypropylated forming -OCH2CH(OH)CH3 groups using propylene oxide. The average number of substituted hydroxyl groups p... [wikipedia]

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Dosage List

Lacrisert 5 mg Ophthalmic Pellet
NDC: 24208-800
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Lacrisert 5 mg/1 Ophthalmic Pellet
NDC: 25010-805
Aton Pharma, Inc.