TGA approved terminology for medicines

22 June 2016

The TGA develops and maintains approved terminology to ensure accuracy and consistency of the information about medicines on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).

These approved terms are to be used in:

  • applications to register or list a medicine on the ARTG
  • labels and packaging for medicines
  • Product Information documents provided with medicines
  • Consumer Medicine Information documents provided with medicines

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Approved names for chemical or biological ingredients or terminology to describe medicines: TGA Names.

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