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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
ApixabanEliquis®secondary prevention of DVT and/or...2>8>2GREEN 
ApomorphineAPO-go®Parkinson's disease4>9>1AMBER shared careShared Care Agreement available
Apraclonidine 0.5% eye dropsIopidine®Control of intra-ocular pressure11>8>2AMBER 
ApremilastOtezlaModerate to severe plaque psoriasis -...Black Traffic LightBLACK 
ApremilastOtezlaActive psoriatic arthritis (NICE TA433)10>1>3REDReplaces TA372. CCG Commissioned
ApremilistOtezla®Active psoriatic arthritis NICE TA372Black Traffic LightBLACK 
AprepitantEmend®Prevention of nausea & vomiting in...4>6RED 
Aqueous creamNon-proprietaryEmollient13>2>1GREEN 
Arachis oil enemaNon-proprietaryConstipation1>6>3GREEN 
AripiprazoleAbilify ® Alternating hemiplegia under specialist...4>2>1REDunlicensed use
AripiprazoleAbilify®Schizophrenia (NICE TA213)4>2>1Amber Shared CareShared care. Consultant initiation only
Aripiprazole orodispersible tabletsNon proprietarySchizophrenia4>2>1Amber Shared CareFor use only where swallowing...
Aripiprazole prolonged released...Abilify Maintena®Maintenance treatment of schizophrenia...4>2>2REDand with Lanc Care Guidance for...
armour thyroidarmour thyroid BLACK TRAFFIC LIGHTBLACK 
Arsenic trioxideTrisenoxAcute promyelocytic leukaemia NICE...8>1>5REDNHS England commissioned
Artesunate injection Treatment of severe malaria caused by...5>4>1REDFollow UK antimalarial guidelines
Articaine Hydrochloride with AdrenalineSeptanest®Infiltration anaesthesia in dentistry15>2RED 
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)Non-proprietaryAcidification of urine7>4>3GREEN 
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) TabletsNon-proprietaryVitamin C deficiency9>6>3GREENTo be purchased over the counter -...
AsenapineSycrest®Bipolar disorderBlack traffic lightBLACK