'Indications' are statements that describe the specific therapeutic use for a medicine. They describe a medicine's claimed purpose or health benefit, for example: 'relieves coughs'. Indications can be specific (e.g. refer to a named non-serious condition); or non-specific (e.g. refer to general health maintenance).
Indications available for use for listed medicines are included in a 'list of permitted indications' which is contained in the Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Indications) Determination (the Permissible Indications Determination). The list of permitted indications is maintained by the TGA and provides a comprehensive list of indications currently accepted for use in listed medicines, provided appropriate evidence is held by the medicine sponsor.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.