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Ingredient Name Changes

Updates to Australian medicine ingredient names

MIMS are updating medicine ingredient names as part of our push to support the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) project to harmonise with names used internationally. A cumulative list of the changes can be found below.

MIMS will begin referring to these ingredients by their new names, however, users may continue to search by the old AANs if preferred.

Effective 1 January 2017:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Benztropine mesylate Benzatropine mesilate Benztropine mesylate
Clomiphene citrate Clomifene citrate Clomiphene citrate
Disodium pamidronate Pamidronate disodium Disodium pamidronate
Ethacrynic acid Etacrynic acid Ethacrynic acid
Hexamine hippurate Methenamine hippurate Hexamine hippurate
Pentamidine isethionate Pentamidine isetionate Pentamidine isethionate
Pericyazine Periciazine Pericyazine
Saquinavir mesylate Saquinavir mesilate Saquinavir mesylate
Testosterone enanthate Testosterone enantate Testosterone enanthate
Effective 1 September 2016:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Amoxycillin Amoxicillin Amoxycillin
Cephazolin Cefazolin Cephazolin
Chitosan Poliglusam Chitosan
Chlorthalidone Chlortalidone Chlorthalidone
Cholecalciferol Colecalciferol Cholecalciferol
Cholestyramine Colestyramine Cholestyramine
Cyclosporin Ciclosporin Cyclosporin
Glutaraldehyde Glutaral Glutaraldehyde
Hydroxyethylcellulose Hyetellose Hydroxyethylcellulose
Lactobacillus kefir Lactobacillus kefiri Lactobacillus kefir
Oestradiol Estradiol Oestradiol
Oestriol Estriol Oestriol
Pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate Pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate Pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate
Rutin Rutoside Rutin
Sodium diatrizoate Sodium amidotrizoate Sodium diatrizoate
Thioguanine Tioguanine Thioguanine
Triethanolamine salicylate Trolamine salicylate Triethanolamine salicylate
Effective 1 August 2016:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Amethocaine hydrochloride Tetracaine (amethocaine) hydrochloride Amethocaine hydrochloride; tetracaine hydrochloride
Benzhexol hydrochloride Trihexyphenidyl (benzhexol) hydrochloride Benzhexol hydrochloride; trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride
Co-methylcobalamin Mecobalamin (co-methylcobalamin) Co-methylcobalamin; mecobalamin; methylcobalamin; vitamin B12
Cysteamine bitartrate Mercaptamine (cysteamine) bitartrate Cysteamine bitartrate; mercaptamine bitartrate
Dothiepin hydrochloride Dosulepin (dothiepin) hydrochloride Dosulepin hydrochloride; dothiepin hydrochloride
Eformoterol fumarate dihydrate Formoterol (eformoterol) fumarate dihydrate Eformoterol fumarate dihydrate; formoterol fumarate dihydrate
Frusemide Furosemide (frusemide) Frusemide; furosemide
Glycopyrrolate Glycopyrronium bromide (glycopyrrolate) Glycopyrrolate; Glycopyrronium bromide
Hydroxyurea Hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea) Hydroxycarbamide; hydroxyurea
Lignocaine Lidocaine (lignocaine) Lidocaine; lignocaine
Lignocaine hydrochloride Lidocaine (lignocaine) hydrochloride Lidocaine hydrochloride; lignocaine hydrochloride
Oxpentifylline Pentoxifylline (oxpentifylline) Oxpentifylline; pentoxifylline
Phenobarbitone Phenobarbital (phenobarbitone) Phenobarbital; phenobarbitone
Procaine penicillin Procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin) Procaine benzylpenicillin; procaine penicillin
Salcatonin Calcitonin salmon (salcatonin) Calcitonin, salmon; salcatonin
Tetracosactrin Tetracosactide (tetracosactrin) Tetracosactide; tetracosactrin
Trimeprazine tartrate Alimemazine (trimeprazine) tartrate Alimemazine tartrate; trimeprazine tartrate
Effective 1 July 2016
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Adrenaline Adrenaline (epinephrine) Adrenaline, epinephrine
Adrenaline acid tartrate Adrenaline (epinephrine) acid tartrate Adrenaline acid tartrate, epinephrine acid tartrate
Adrenaline hydrochloride Adrenaline (epinephrine) hydrochloride Adrenaline hydrochloride, epinephrine hydrochloride
Noradrenaline Noradrenaline (norepinephrine) Noradrenaline, norepinephrine


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