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Hypromellose (HPMC)

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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
Other Ingredients: None

Suggested Use: Thickening agent, suspending agent, and alternative to animal gelatin.

Use according to directions of desired recipe.

Not recommended for direct consumption

Store in a dry, cool, dark place


This product is a food and pharmaceutical additive and is not intended for consumption as a single ingredient.

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.