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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
ValganciclovirValcyte®Cytomegalovirus retinitis in AIDS...5>3>2>2REDProdrug of ganciclovir
Valproic acidDepakote®Bipolar disorder, migraine prophylaxis4>2>3AMBER 
Valsartan & AmlodipineExforge®HypertensionBlack traffic lightBLACK 
Vancomycin capsulesVancocin®C difficile infections5>1>7GREENred for injection
Vancomycin injectionVancocin®Staph aureus infections5>1>7RED 
VandetanibCaprelsaMedullary thyroid cancerBlack Traffic LightBLACKNot recommended within its marketing...
VardenafilLevitra®Erectile dysfunction7>4>5BLACKPatients prescribed this before July...
VareniclineChampix®Smoking cessation (NICE TA123)4>10GREENonly on advice of smoking cessation...
VedolizumabEntyvio®moderately to severely active...1>5>3REDNICE TA 342
VedolizumabEntyvioModerately to severely active...1>5>3REDNICE TA352
VemurafenibZelboraf®Melanoma, BRAFV600 mutation +ve (NICE...8>1>5RED 
VenetoclaxVenclyxtoChronic lymphocytic leukaemia NICE...8>1>5REDNHSE Cancer Drug Fund
Venetoclax (with rituximab)Venclyxto® Previously treated chronic lymphocytic...8>1>5REDNHSE Cancer Drug Fund
VenlafaxineGeneric prescribing onlyMajor depression, GAD4>3>4GREEN 
Verapamil injectionSecuron® Cordilox®Arrythmias2>6>2RED 
Verapamil modified releaseSecuron SR® Univer®Hypertension, angina, arrhythmias2>6>2GREENSpecify brand
Verapamil tabletsGeneric prescribing onlyHypertension, angina, arrhythmias2>6>2GREENred for injection
VerteporfinVisudyne®AMD (NICE TAG 68)11>8>2RED 
viekirax Hepatitis C in patients with cirrhosis5>3>3REDawaiting NICE guidance
Vigabatrin sachetsSabril®Infantile spasms4>8>1AMBER