Hydroxyethyl Cellulose

Type of Posting: Notice of Adoption of Harmonized Standard

Posting Date: Feb–27–2017

Expert Committee: Excipient Monographs 2

Coordinating Pharmacopeia: European Pharmacopoeia

The revision to the harmonized standard for Hydroxyethyl Cellulose has been approved by the Pharmacopeial Discussion Group (PDG) as described in its PDG sign-off cover sheet. Having reached Stage 6 of the PDG process, the Hydroxyethyl Cellulose monograph has been formally approved by the Excipient Monographs 2 Expert Committee in accordance with the Rules and Procedures of the Council of Experts.

Changes from the existing USP–NF monograph include:

  • Download the Hydroxyethyl Cellulose PDG sign-off document:

Additionally, the monograph has been edited to be consistent with the current USP style.

The Hydroxyethyl Cellulose monograph will be incorporated into and become official.

Should you have any questions about the Hydroxyethyl Cellulose monograph, please contact Dr. Tong (Jenny) Liu (240-221-2072 or jyl@usp.org). For any questions about the PDG and its processes, please see the Pharmacopeial Harmonization Group or contact Richard Lew at (240-221-2060 or rll@usp.org).