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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
Labetalol injectionTrandate®Hypertensive crisis2>4RED 
Labetalol tabletsNon-proprietaryHypertension2>4AMBERRED for injection
Lacidipineprescribe genericallyHypertension2>6>2GREEN 
LacosamideVimpat®Epilepsy4>8>1AMBER 
Lacosamide IV 10mg/mLVimpat®Epilepsy4>8>1RED 
LactuloseGeneric prescribing onlyConstipation1>6>4GREEN 
LamivudineEpivir® Zeffix®HIV5>3>1RED 
LamivudineEpivir® Zeffix®Chronic hepatitis B5>3>1RED 
Lamivudine & Zidovudine Combivir®HIV5>3>1RED 
LamotrigineGeneric prescribing onlyEpilepsy4>8>1AMBERGeneric prescribing
LanadelumabTakhzyroPrevention of recurrent attacks of... REDNHS England Commissioned
LanreotideSomatuline®NHS England is responsible for...8>3>4>3 SEE Formulary
LansoprazoleGeneric prescribing onlyGastro-oesophageal reflux1>3>5GREENDispersible tabs for tubes, swallowing...
LanthanumFosrenol®Dialysis patients9>5>2>2REDNHS England commissioned
Lanthanum CarbonateFosrenol®Hyperphosphataemia in CKD9>5>2>2AMBER 
LapatinibTyverb®Breast cancer - 1st line with aromatase...Black traffic lightBLACK 
L-Arginine powderNutritional supplementArginase deficiency9>8>1AMBERUnlicensed medicine
Latanoprost 50 microgram per 1 ml,...Xalacom® eye dropsGlaucoma11>6AMBER 
Latanoprost eyeGeneric prescribing onlyIntra-ocular pressure11>6AMBER 
Latanoprost unit dose eye drops...generic prescribing onlyintra-ocular pressure (2nd line option,...11>6AMBER2nd line option for patients who are...