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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
Gabapentin capsulesGeneric prescribing onlyNeuropathic pain4>8>1GREENGeneric prescribing
Gabapentin capsulesGeneric prescribing onlyEpilepsy4>8>1AMBERGeneric prescribing
Gabapentin Liquid Neuropathic pain, seizuresBlack Traffic LightBLACK 
GalantamineGatalin XL tablets, Luventa XL tabletsAlzheimer's Disease (moderate and...4>11AMBERNICE TA217 - updated May 2016
Gamolenic acidEfamast® Epogam® Evening...Nutritional supplementBlack traffic lightBLACK 
GanciclovirCymevene®Cytomegalovirus infections5>3>2>2RED 
Ganciclovir eye gelVirgan 0.15% eye gelanti-viral11>3>3GREEN 
Gastrocote® Antacid1>1>2GREEN 
Gaviscon® Advance liquid Antacid1>1>2GREEN 
Gaviscon® Infant sachets Gastric reflux1>1>2GREEN 
GefitinibIressaLung cancer, NSC - 2nd line (NICE...Black traffic lightBLACK 
GefitinibIressanon‑small‑cell lung cancer that has...Black Traffic LightBLACK 
GefitinibIressaLung cancer, NSC - 1st line (NICE...8>1>5RED 
Gelatin infusionGeloplasma® Volplex®Low blood volume9>2>2>2RED 
GemcitabineGemzar®Pancreatic cancer (NICE TAG 25); Breast...8>1>3RED 
Gemcitabine infusionNon proprietary1st recurrence of platinum-sensitive...Black Traffic LightBLACKtreatment started before this guidance,...
Gemtuzumab ozogamicinMylotargUntreated acute myeloid leukaemia in...8>1>5REDNHS England Commissioned
GentamicinGenticin®Eye infections11>3>1GREEN 
Gentamicin & HydrocortisoneGentisone HC®Eczematous inflammation in otitis...Black Traffic LightBLACK 
Gentamicin (for nebulisation) Non CF Bronchiectasis in adults5>1>4AMBER2nd line alternative to colistin