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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
Zuclopentixol Dihydrochloride tabletsClopixol®Short term management of psychosis...4>2>1AMBER 
Zuclopentixol Decanoate InjectionClopixol®Schizophrenia and paranoid psychosis4>2>2AMBER 
Zuclopentixol AcetateClopixol AcuphaseShort term managementof acute...4>2>1REDNOT FOR RAPID TRANQUILISATION
Zoster vaccine, liveZostavax®Shingles vaccine14>4GREEN 
ZopicloneGeneric prescribing onlyInsomnia (NICE TAG 77)4>1>1GREEN 
ZonisamideZonegran® Adjunctive Therpay of partial seizures...4>8>1AMBERUnlicensed Use
ZonisamideZonegran®Epilepsy4>8>1AMBER 
Zolpidem In line with NICE TAG77 traffic light...4>3>1GREEN4>3>1
ZolmitriptanZomig®Acute migraine attack, cluster headache4>7>4>1GREEN 
Zoledronic acidAclasta® Zometa®Osteoporosis, hypercalcaemia of...6>6>2GREENCCG Commissioned NICE TA464 - partial...
Zinc sulphateSolvazinc®Zinc deficiency9>5>4GREEN 
Zinc and castor oilNon-proprietaryBarrier cream13>2>2GREEN 
ZincOral food supplementPost bariatric surgery Black Traffic LightBLACKpatients to purchase own supply
ZidovudineRetrovir®HIV5>3>1RED 
Zeroderm® ointment Emollient (heavy)13>2>1GREEN 
Zerocream®  Emollient (light)13>2>1GREEN 
Zero Double gel®  Emollient (medium)13>2>1GREEN 
ZanamivirRelenza®Influenza treatment & prophylaxis...5>3>4GREENin line with NICE & local...
Yellow Fever VaccinationAll brandsTravel vaccinationBlack Traffic LightBLACKSee Position Statement on the provision...
Xylometazoline 0.05% Nasal DropsNon-proprietaryPeri-Orbital Cellulitis in Children12>2>2RED