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Joint Medicines Formulary & Traffic Light Index

All medicines are listed alphabetically using the generic name where possible. Some brand names are used -  for multi-ingredient preparations or those with non-specific generic names.

 LOOKING FOR THE TRAFFIC LIGHT FOR A MEDICINE ? - FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS
 1.  Type the drug name in the 'Keywords' box
 2.  Click on the 'Search' button
 3.  Within the results, click on the 'generic name' of the medicine you are looking for.
 4.  Then click on the 'Link to the relevant section' - this will take you to the page in the formulary   
      that talks about  that medicine.  You will be able to see the traffic light for medicines here.

Generic NameBrand NameIndicationMMB Formulary SectionTraffic LightComments
 Thick and Easy® ClearThickening of fluids (and diet) in...Borderline substanceGREEN 
 ActiPatch devicePain associated with Knee...Black Traffic LightBLACKNot recommended
 Palacos R+G FastBone cement with gentamicin for use in... REDReplaces CMW 2G bone cement on...
 Epimax™ Paraffin-free ointmentMedium Emollient and bath additive for...13>2>1GREENFor use where paraffin-free product is...
3,4 Diaminopyridine (base)UNLICENSED MEDICINELambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome...10>2>1RED 
AbacavirZiagen®HIV infection5>3>1RED 
Abacavir with LamivudineKivexa®HIV infection5>3>1REDSpecialist Medicine. NHS England...
AbataceptOrencia®For RA not previously treated with...10>1>3REDNICE TAG 375
AbataceptOrencia®juvenile idiopathic arthritis - an...10>1>3RED 
AbataceptOrencia®Psoriatic arthritis after DMARDsBlack Traffic LightBLACKAppraisal terminated - not recommended...
Abatacept infusionOrencia®2nd line Anti TNF option for Rheumatoid...10>1>3RED 
Abatacept InfusionOrencia®1st line anti-TNF option for Rheumatoid...10>1>3RED 
Abatacept, sub-cut injectionOrencia®2nd line Anti TNF option for Rheumatoid...10>1>3REDPre-NICE decision
AbirateroneZytiga®Prostate cancer, metastatic castration...8>3>4RED 
AbirateroneZytiga®Metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate...8>3>4REDIn combination with prednisone or...
AcamprosateCampral EC®Alcohol dependence4>10AMBER 
AcarboseGlucobay®Type II Diabetes6>1>2>3GREEN 
Acenocoumarol, nicoumaloneSinthrome®Treatment and prevention of...2>8>2GREEN 
Acetazolamide InjectionDiamox®Eye11>6RED 
Acetylcholine chlorideMiochol-E®Intra-occular irrigation11>8>2RED