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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
Modulen IBD® Specialised formula for Crohn'sBlack traffic lightBLACK 
Exvira chronic hepatitis C5>3>3REDawaiting NICE guidance
Aflibercept Visual impairment caused by macular...11>8>2REDNICE TAG 305
Antibiotics IV All indications REDSpecialist Medicine
Antacid and Oxetacaine Suspension relief of severe pain inside the mouth...Appendix 6REDUnlicensed special medicine
Biotin (Vitamin B Complex) Metabolic disordersAppendix 6AMBERUnlicensed medicine
Botulinum Toxin Type A Uncomplicated chronic anal fissureBlack Traffic LightBLACK 
Cangrelor reducing atherothrombotic events in...Black Traffic Light BLACKterminated appraisal NICE TA351
Chlorhexidine Diacetate 0.02% eye drops Acanthamoeba keratitis (opthalmology...Appendix 6REDunlicensed medicine
Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubidecarnone) Except for mitochondrial disordersBlack traffic lightBLACKUnlicensed medication
cefuroxime intra cameral injection... intra operative for all intra ocular...unlicensed specials/ Appendix 6RED 
Ethinylestradiol 2mcg Tablets Prostate cancerAppendix 6AMBERUnlicensed medicine
Regorafenib metastatic colorectal cancer after...black traffic lightBLACK 
RESPeRATE device for adjunct treatment of...Black Traffic LightBLACK 
Dithranol (unlicensed & specially... PsoriasisUnlicensed specials Appendix 3AMBER 
Forceval® All other indicationsBlack traffic lightBLACK 
Heliox® Respiratory acidosis, asthma, COPDBlack traffic lightBLACK 
Loxapine Inhalation acute agitation and disturbed...Black Traffic LightBLACKappraisal terminated - no evidence
Mexiletine Life threatening Ventricular...Appendix 6REDConsultant use only
Mugard® Oral mucositisBlack traffic lightBLACK