As part of as part of it’s International harmonisation of ingredient names (IHIN) project the TGA has published information regarding the updating of medicine ingredient names.

The changes will vary from complete name changes to updated spelling of current names. The list does not include herbal medicines.Sandy Wexler film trailer

The list of affected ingredient names has been published on the TGA website, alongside a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the proposed changes:

Some of the ingredients that will be effected include:

  • Chitosan (old name) – poliglusam (new name)
  • Rutin (old name) – rutoside (new name)
  • Cholecalciferol (old name) – colecalciferol (new name)
  • Retinyl acetate (old name) – Retinol acetate (new name)
  • Calcium hydrogen phosphate (old name) – Calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate (new name)
  • Chromic chloride (old name) – Chromic chloride hexahydrate (new name)

Check the comprehensive list of affected ingredients

The TGA is allowing a four year transition period for medicine labels to start using the new ingredient names. This transition period is expected to start from April 2016.

For more information you can go to the TGA website Updated medicine ingredient names or contact us