Origin: Derived from softwood trees, mainly pine and spruce trees
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Overview: Hypromellose cellulose is a semisynthetic, inert, viscoelastic polymer used as eye drops, as well as an excipient and controlled-delivery component in oral medicaments, found in a variety of commercial products.
As a food additive, hypromellose is an emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent, and an alternative to animal gelatin.
- Rheology modifier
- Water retention agent
- Lubricating the cornea
- Excipient/tableting agent