Medication ingredient name changes update

From April 2016, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) started updating some medicine ingredient names used in Australia to align with international names. There is a list of the 226 changing ingredient names. The list can be found on the TGA website.

A couple of the names such as adrenaline and noradrenaline will remain the same in Australia but will include the international names epinephrine and norepinephrine added in brackets next to the name on labels and information leaflets.

Some of the names will be changed or have minor spelling changes. For example, frusemide will become furosemide, eformoterol will change to formoterol, lignocaine will become lidocaine, hydroxyurea will change to hydroxycarbamide, piperazine oestrone sulfate will change to estropipate, and hexamine hippurate will change to methenamine hippurate.