Hydroxypropyl cellulose

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Scientific Name: Hydroxypropyl cellulose
Brand Name: Lacrisert
Company Owner: Aton pharma inc
Mechanism Of Action Hydroxypropyl cellulose is a derivative of cellulose that is soluble in both water and organic solvents. It is particularly good at trapping water and producing a film that serves as a barrier to water loss. Hydroxypropyl cellulose possesses good surface activity but does not gel as it forms open helical coils. In general Hydroxypropyl cellulose is a water-soluble thickener, emulsifier and film-former often used in tablet coating.
Description of the Drug: Hydroxypropyl cellulose is a cellulose ether used to treat dry eyes.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00840