Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Genteal
  2. Genteal Mild
  3. Gonak
  4. Goniosoft
  5. Goniovisc
  6. Isopto Tears
  7. Natures Tears
  8. Tearisol
  9. Tears Again Mc


Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose belongs to the group of medicines known as artificial tears. It is used to relieve dryness and irritation caused by reduced tear flow. It helps prevent damage to the eye in certain eye diseases. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose may also be used to moisten hard contact lenses and artificial eyes. In addition, it may be used in certain eye examinations.

Some of these preparations are available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution
  • Gel/Jelly