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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
Haem Arginate Acute attack of intermittent porphyria 9>8>2RED 
HaloperidolGeneric prescribing onlyTremor4>9>3GREEN 
HaloperidolGeneric prescribing onlyPsychoses4>2>1GREEN 
Haloperidol depotHaldol® DecanoatePsychoses4>2>2AMBER 
Heliox® Respiratory acidosis, asthma, COPDBlack traffic lightBLACK 
Heparin unfractionated 10 units/mLHepsal®For flushes only2>8>1AMBER 
Heparin unfractionated 1000 units/mLNon-proprietaryDVT, thromboprophylaxis2>8>1RED 
Hepatitis B vaccineAll brandsTravel vaccinationBlack Traffic LightBLACK Combined Hepatitis A&B vaccine is...
High Fluoride ToothpasteDuraphat 5000After head and neck cancer treatment9>5>3BLACKDENTAL PRESCRIBING ONLY
Holoclarex vivo expanded autologous human...Moderate to severe Limbal stem cell...11>0REDNHS England commissioned
HPMC 2% in balanced salt solutionMoorfields Pharmaceuticalsfor use in Ophthalmology, in ophthalmic...11>8RED 
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin 5000 iu/mLGonasiHypogonadotropic hypogonadisim in males6>5>1REDUnlicensed medicine/Specilaist use only
Hyaluronic acid injections osteoarthritis (all joints)Black Traffic LightBLACKnot recommended by NICE CG177
Hyaluronic acid injectionsRestylane Sub-Q® Juvederm®Volume enhancement for post-enucleation...11>8REDOff licence use
HyaluronidaseHyalase®Hypodermoclysis, extravasation10>3>1AMBER 
Hydralazine injectionApresoline®Hypertensive emergencies2>5>1RED 
Hydralazine tabletsGeneric prescribing onlyModerate to severe hypertension2>5>1GREENRED for injection
HydrocortisoneCorlan®Oral pellets, aphthous ulceration of...12>3>1GREEN 
Hydrocortisone & CrotamitonEurax Hydrocortisone®Pruritis13>4GREEN 
Hydrocortisone & Miconazole nitrateDaktacort®Topical corticosteroid & antifungal13>4GREEN