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What is hypromellose?

Hypromellose is used in a number of medications that provide artificial tears to relieve eye dryness and irritation. It is also used to moisten artificial eyes and contact lenses. It is available in many over-the-counter products as a gel or liquid solution. Hypromellose is also the generic ingredient in many prescription drugs that are used for more serious problems or for eye surgery or examinations. Dosage depends on the condition and the type of product used.

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