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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 October 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Naloxone hydrochloride Naloxone hydrochloride dihydrate  
Naloxone hydrochloride anhydrous Naloxone hydrochloride  
Effective 1 September 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Citric acid - anhydrous Citric acid  
Cupric sulfate anhydrous Cupric sulfate  
Magnesium aspartate Magnesium aspartate tetrahydrate  
Magnesium aspartate anhydrous Magnesium aspartate  
Paraffin, white soft White soft paraffin  
Paraffin, yellow soft Yellow soft paraffin  
Retinyl acetate Retinol acetate  
Retinyl palmitate Retinol palmitate  
Effective 1 August 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Carbidopa Carbidopa monohydrate  
Carbidopa anhydrous Carbidopa  
Dolasetron mesylate Dolasetron mesilate monohydrate  
Ethinyloestradiol Ethinylestradiol  
Ferrous sulfate Ferrous sulfate heptahydrate  
Ferrous sulfate, dried Ferrous sulfate  
Glucosamine sulfate-potassium chloride complex Glucosamine sulfate potassium chloride  
Glucosamine sulfate-sodium chloride complex Glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride  
Heparinoid Heparinoids  
Hydroxypropylcellulose Hyprolose  
Meglumine iothalamate Iotalamate meglumine  
Meglumine ioxaglate Ioxaglate meglumine  
Oestradiol hemihydrate Estradiol hemihydrate  
Oestrogens, conjugated Conjugated estrogens  
Effective 1 July 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
cephalexin cefalexin monohydrate  
cephalexin anhydrous cefalexin  
gallium(67Ga) citrate gallium (67Ga) citrate  
lapatinib ditosylate monohydrate lapatinib ditosilate monohydrate  
manganese chloride manganese chloride tetrahydrate  
meglumine iotroxate iotroxate meglumine  
methyldopa methyldopa sesquihydrate  
methyldopa anhydrous methyldopa  
R,S-alpha lipoic acid alpha lipoic acid  
sodium sulfate anhydrous sodium sulfate  
sorafenib tosylate sorafenib tosilate  
Effective 1 May 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Calcium chloride Calcium chloride dihydrate  
Magnesium carbonate, heavy Magnesium carbonate hydrate  
Magnesium chloride Magnesium chloride hexahydrate  
Magnesium sulfate Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate  
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Metoclopramide hydrochloride monohydrate  
Metoclopramide hydrochloride anhydrous Metoclopramide hydrochloride  
Effective 1 April 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Calcium citrate hydrate Calcium citrate tetrahydrate  
Chromic chloride Chromic chloride hexahydrate  
Magnesium carbonate Magnesium carbonate hydrate  
Magnesium phosphate Magnesium phosphate pentahydrate  
Effective 1 February 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
amiloride hydrochloride amiloride hydrochloride dihydrate  
calcium gluconate calcium gluconate monohydrate  
codeine phosphate codeine phosphate hemihydrate  
ferrous phosphate ferrous phosphate octahydrate  
hyoscyamine sulfate hyoscyamine sulfate dihydrate  
magnesium acetate magnesium acetate tetrahydrate  
morphine hydrochloride morphine hydrochloride trihydrate  
morphine sulfate morphine sulfate pentahydrate  
quinine sulfate quinine sulfate dihydrate  
sodium thiosulfate sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate  
Effective 1 January 2018:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
alum alum dodecahydrate  
aluminium sulfate aluminium sulfate hydrate  
apomorphine hydrochloride apomorphine hydrochloride hemihydrate  
atropine sulfate atropine sulfate monohydrate  
cyclophosphamide cyclophosphamide monohydrate  
cyproheptadine hydrochloride cyproheptadine hydrochloride sesquihydrate  
flucloxacillin sodium flucloxacillin sodium monohydrate  
flurbiprofen sodium flurbiprofen sodium dihydrate  
irinotecan hydrochloride irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate  
lincomycin hydrochloride lincomycin hydrochloride monohydrate  
mercaptopurine mercaptopurine monohydrate  
minocycline hydrochloride minocycline hydrochloride dihydrate  
quinine bisulfate quinine bisulfate heptahydrate  
Effective 1 December 2017: 
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
dantrolene sodium dantrolene sodium hemiheptahydrate  
dextromethorphan hydrobromide dextromethorphan hydrobromide monohydrate  
dextropropoxyphene napsylate dextropropoxyphene napsylate monohydrate  
diethyl toluamide diethyltoluamide  
dimeglumine gadobenate gadobenate dimeglumine  
dimeglumine gadopentetate gadopentetate dimeglumine  
disodium etidronate etidronate disodium  
eprosartan mesylate eprosartan mesilate  
ethynodiol diacetate etynodiol diacetate  
flumethasone pivalate flumetasone pivalate  
flupenthixol decanoate  flupentixol decanoate  
guaiphenesin guaifenesin  
haematoporphyrin hematoporphyrin  
hexachlorophane hexachlorophene   
hexamidine isethionate hexamidine isetionate   
imatinib mesylate imatinib mesilate  
triethanolamine trolamine  
Effective 1 November 2017:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
beclomethasone dipropionate beclometasone dipropionate  
cephazolin sodium cefazolin sodium  
desferrioxamine mesylate desferrioxamine mesilate  
dexamphetamine sulfate dexamfetamine sulfate  
di-iodohydroxyquinoline diiodohydroxyquinoline  
doxazosin mesylate doxazosin mesilate  
cisatracurium besylate cisatracurium besilate  
Effective 1 September 2017:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Octyl triazone ethylhexyl triazone  
Amoxycillin sodium amoxicillin sodium  
Amoxycillin trihydrate amoxicillin trihydrate  
Atracurium besylate atracurium besilate  
Bromocriptine mesylate bromocriptine mesilate  
Cephalothin sodium cefalotin sodium  
Effective 1 July 2017:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Aminacrine hydrochloride  aminoacridine hydrochloride  
Amlodipine besylate  amlodipine besilate  
Hydroxyquinoline sulfate  oxyquinoline sulfate  
Iodobenzylguanidine(131I) sulfate  iobenguane (131I) sulfate  
Laureth-9  lauromacrogol 400  Polidocanol
Maldison  malathion  
Meglumine diatrizoate   amidotrizoate meglumine   Meglumine amidotrizoate
 Diatrizoate meglumine
Oxethazaine  oxetacaine  
Tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride  tetryzoline hydrochloride  
Thiamine phosphoric acid ester chloride  monophosphothiamine  
thyroxine sodium  levothyroxine sodium  T4 (thyroxine sodium)
Effective 1 June 2017:
Old name (AAN) New name (INN) Search terms in addition to the new name
Acriflavine acriflavinium chloride  
Actinomycin D dactinomycin (actinomycin D) dactinomycin
Amphotericin amphotericin B (amphotericin)  
Amylobarbitone Amobarbital (amylobarbitone) amobarbital
Amylobarbitone sodium amobarbital (amylobarbitone) sodium amobarbital sodium
Bacillus Calmette and Guerin Mycobacterium bovis (Bacillus Calmette and Guerin (BCG) strain)  
Berberine hydrochloride berberine chloride  
Chlorbutol chlorobutanol hemihydrate  
Chlorpheniramine maleate Chlorphenamine maleate (Chlorpheniramine maleate) chlorphenamine maleate
Colaspase asparaginase (colaspase)  
Crystal violet CI42555 methylrosanilinium chloride (Crystal violet CI42555)  
Glycol salicylate hydroxyethyl salicylate  
Hydroxyethylrutosides oxerutins  
Phenobarbitone sodium phenobarbital (phenobarbitone) sodium phenobarbital sodium
Piperazine oestrone sulfate estropipate (piperazine oestrone sulfate) Estropipate
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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