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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
Benzathine benzylpenicillinBicillin L-A® Extenicilline®...Syphilis infection (<2yrs)Appendix 6REDUnlicensed medication
Benzbromarone Gout - unlicensed use on a named...Appendix 6 - unlicensed use REDUricosuric agent for patients with...
Benzoyl peroxide & ClindamycinDuac Once Daily®Mild to moderate acne13>6>1GREEN 
Benzoyl peroxide gel 5%Acnecide®Acne13>6>1GREEN 
BenzydamineDifflam®Painful inflammation of oropharynx12>3>1GREEN 
Benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G)...Crystapen®Meningococcal disease5>1>1>1GREEN 
Beta interferonsAvonex, Extavia, RebifMultiple sclerosis in adults with...8>2>4REDNHS England commissioned
Beta interferons BetaferonMultiple sclerosis in adults with...Black Traffic LightBLACKNot recommended within its marketing...
BetahistineGeneric prescribing onlyVertigo, symptoms of Meniere's4>6GREEN 
Betamethasone 0.025% cream &...Betnovate RD®Severe inflammation of eczema &...13>4Green 
Betamethasone 0.1% cream & ointmentBetnovate®Severe inflammation of eczema &...13>4GREEN 
Betamethasone 0.1% cutaneous foamBettamousse® Severe inflammation of the scalp13>4GREENSee Guidelines for the Management of...
Betamethasone injectionBetnesol®Suppression of inflammation6>3>2RED 
Betamethasone scalp applicationBetacap®Severe inflammation of the scalp13>4GREEN 
Betamethasone sodium phoshate dropsVistamethasone®Inflammation of eye, ear & nose11>4>1GREEN 
Betamethasone sodium phosphate &...Betnesol N®Infection & inflammation of eye,...11>4>1GREEN 
Betamethasone soluble tabletsBetnesol®used in oral surgery in water as a...12>3>1AMBER 
Betamethasone soluble tabletsBetnesol®Congenital adrenal hyperplasia6>3>2GREENinjection red
Betamethasone valerate Medicated...Betesil®Severe inflammation of eczema &...Black traffic lightBLACK 
Betamethasone with fusidic acid creamFucibet cream®Eczema13>4GREENmaximum use 2 weeks