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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
Macrogol '3350' SachetsLaxido®, Laxido® Paed...Constipation1>6>4GREEN 
Macrogol 3350 with anhydrous sodium...Plenvu®Bowel cleansing agent for colonoscopy1>6>5RED 
MacrogolsKlean-Prep® sachetsBowel cleansing1>6>5RED 
Magnasparte®Magnasparte®treatment and prevention of magnesium...9>5AMBER 
Magnesium aspartate sachetsMagnaspartate®Hypomagnesaemia9>5>1>3AMBER 
Magnesium citrate sachetsCitramag®Bowel evacuation prior to surgery1>6>5RED 
Magnesium glycerophosphateMagnaphate®Hypomagnesaemia9>5>1>3GREENPrescribe by brand
Magnesium glycerophosphateMagnaPhate®Hypomagnesaemia9>5>1>3GREEN1st line option. Prescribe by brand
Magnesium sulfateNon-proprietarySevere arrhythmias9>5>1>3RED 
MalathionDerbac-M® Scabies, head lice, crab lice13>10>4GREEN 
Mannitol & Sorbitol solutionPurisole®Cerebral oedema7>4>4RED 
Mannitol dry powder for inhalationBronchitol®Cystic Fibrosis (NICE TA266)3>7RED 
Mannitol IV infusionViaflex®Cerebral oedema2>2>5RED 
MaravirocCelsentri®HIV infection - therapy after first...5>3>1REDSpecialist Medicine. NHS England...
MebendazoleVermox®Hookworms5>5>4GREEN 
MebendazoleVermox®Threadworms5>5>1GREEN 
MebeverineColofac MR capsules®Smooth muscle spasm of GIT1>2GREENPrescribe by brand
Medihoney® Barrier CreamMedihoney® Barrier CreamBarrier preparation13>2>2GREEN 
Medroxyprogesterone acetate 100mg,...Provera®Malignant disease8>3>2GREEN 
Medroxyprogesterone acetate 150mg depotDepot-Provera®Long acting contraception7>3>2>2GREEN