Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Pharmacology

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose

About Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
A semisynthetic, inert, viscoelastic polymer, Ophthalmic lubricant ,Artificial tears.
Mechanism of Action of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Hydroxy Propyl methylcellulose belongs to the group of medicines known as artificial tears. Artificial tears are used to treat the keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dryness) and irritation in the eye. They are also used to moisten contact lenses and in eye examinations. These moisten lenses and remove particulate matter that causes irritation.
The surface active properties of the Hydroxy Propyl methyl cellulose (vehicles) found in artificial tears solutions act to stabilize the tear film and increase tear viscosity to prevent tear evaporation and retard tear drainage. The vehicles found in bland lubricant artificial tear ointments also enhance the tear film and additionally have a prolonged duration of action in the eye versus artificial tear solutions.
It is used to relieve dryness and irritation caused by reduced tear flow. It helps prevent damage to the eye in certain eye diseases. Hydroxy Propyl methylcellulose may also be used to moisten hard contact lenses and artificial eyes. In addition, it may be used in certain eye examinations
Pharmacokinets of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Onset of Action for Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Duration of Action for Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Half Life of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Side Effects of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
1.Eye irritation
2.Stickiness of eyelashes
3.Blurred vision
4.Redness of eyes
Contra-indications of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Special Precautions while taking Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
1.Eye pain
2.Changes in vision
3.Continued redness or irritation of the eye
4.Excessive tearing or if symptoms continue for more than 3 days or become worse consult doctor.
Pregnancy Related Information
May be used
Old Age Related Information
May be used
Breast Feeding Related Information
May be used
Children Related Information
May be used
NEONATES: may be used
Indications for Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Aid in anterior surgical preparations:
1.Cataract surgery
2.Intraocular lens implantation
3.Diagnostic aid in Gonioscopy
4.In keratoplasty
5.Diagnostic aid in contact lens procedures
6.Artificial tear
7.Lubricant in ophthalmic preparations
8.Protectant in ophthalmic preparations
9.Moistening of daily wear soft lenses
Interactions for Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Typical Dosage for Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
DOSAGE: Hydroxy Propyl methylcellulose (HPMC) 0.3% is used
For dry eyes:
Adults and children-Instill 1 drop 3 -4 times a day. Dose is depending on the patient`s response
Schedule of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Storage Requirements for Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Store at room temperature. Keep in a tightly closed container. Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Instill the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment. The exposed eye should be irrigated with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

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