Bioequivalent allowed indicator

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Property
METeOR identifier:605595
Registration status:Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

An indicator of whether a bioequivalent brand of a medicinal product is allowed to be substituted for the prescribed brand of medicinal product.

Two formulations of the same drug are considered to be bioequivalent if they attain similar concentrations in blood and tissues at similar times with no clinically important differences between their therapeutic or adverse effects.

The concept of bioequivalence is fundamental to the use of generic medicinal products.

Property group:Service provision event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Department of Health

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this property:

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—bioequivalent allowed indicator Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015