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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.


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   




Generic NameBrand NameIndicationMMB Formulary Section Traffic Light
3,4 Diaminopyridine (base)UNLICENSED MEDICINELambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS)10>2>1RED
AbacavirZiagen®HIV infection5>3>1RED
AbataceptOrencia®For RA not previously treated with DMARDs or after conventional DMARDs only have failed10>1>3RED
AbataceptOrencia®juvenile idiopathic arthritis - an option in NICE TA37310>1>3RED
Abatacept infusionOrencia®2nd line Anti TNF option for Rheumatoid Arthritis (NICE TA195)10>1>3RED
Abatacept InfusionOrencia®1st line anti-TNF option for Rheumatoid Arthritis - (NICE TAG280)10>1>3Red
Abatacept, sub-cut injectionOrencia®2nd line Anti TNF option for Rheumatoid Arthritis (as per infusion) 10>1>3RED
AbirateroneZytiga®Prostate cancer, metastatic castration resistant (NICE TA259 updated)8>3>4RED
AbirateroneZytiga®Metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated in adults.8>3>4RED
AcamprosateCampral EC®Alcohol dependence4>10Amber
AcarboseGlucobay®Type II Diabetes6>1>2>3Green
Acenocoumarol, nicoumaloneSinthrome®Treatment and prevention of thromboembolic diseases.2>8>2GREEN
Acetazolamide InjectionDiamox®Eye11>6RED
Acetylcholine chlorideMiochol-E®Intra-occular irrigation11>8>2RED
AcetylcysteineIlube®Tear deficiency11>8>1Green
Acetylcysteine capsulesFluimucil® NAC®Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisAppendix 6RED
Aciclovir creamZovirax® Zuvogen®Anti-viral13>10>3Green
Aciclovir eye ointmentZovirax®Anti-viral11>3>3Green
Aciclovir, oralVirovir® Zovirax®Anti-viral5>3>2>1Green
AcitretinNeotigason®Severe treatment-resistant psoriasis13>5>2RED
aclidinium /fomoterolDuaklir Genvair COPD3>1>2Green
Aclidinium BromideEklira Genuair®▼Chronic COPD (3rd line use only)3>1>2Green
AdalimumabHumira®Rheumatic diseases (NICE TA130, 143, 195 & 199)10>1>3RED
AdalimumabHumiraFor RA not previously treated with DMARDs or after conventional DMARDs only have failed10>1>3RED
AdalimumabHumira®Juvenile idiopathic arthritis - as an option in NICE TA37310>1>3RED
AdalimumabHumira®moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa an option in NICE TA39213>5>3RED
AdalimumabHumira®Moderate to severe Ulcerative Colitis TA3291>5>3RED
AdalimumabHumira®Crohn's disease (NICE TA187)1>5>3RED
AdalimumabHumira®Severe plaque psoriasis (NICE TA146)13>5>3RED
Adapalene 0.1%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5%Epiduo Gel®Cutaneous treatment of acne vulgaris13>6>1Green
Adapalene, cream & gelDifferin®Acne13>6>1Green
AdenosineAdenocor® Adenoscan®Supraventricular arrythmias2>3>2RED
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) 1 in 10,000Non-proprietaryCardiopulmonary resucitation2>7>3Green
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) 150mcg & 300mcg (Emerade 500)Epipen Auto-Injector® Jext® Emerade®Anaphylaxis3>4>3Green
AfatinibGiotrif®epidermal growth factor receptor mutation +ve locally adv'd or metastatic non-small-cell lung...8>1>5Red
AfliberceptEylea®Recommended by NICE TAG346 as a possible treatment in diabetic macular oedema11>8>2RED
AfliberceptZaltrap®Metatatic colorectal cancer that has progressed following prior oxaliplatin-based chemo NICE TAG307...Black Traffic LightBLACK
AfliberceptEylea®visual impairment in adults caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion11>8>2RED
AfliberceptEyleaVisual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion11>8>2Red
Aflibercept solution for injectionEylea®wet age-related macular degeneration - NICE (TAG294) 11>8>2Red
AgomelatineValdoxan®Major depressive episodes (NICE TA231)Black traffic lightBLACK
AlbendazoleAlbenza® Andazol® Eskazole® Zentel®HookwormsAppendix 6RED
AlbiglutideEperzan®Black Traffic LightType 2 diabetes mellitusBLACK
Alcoholic tar extract shampooAlphosyl 2 in 1®Dandruff, scalp psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis13>9Green
AlemtuzumabMabCampath®Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia8>2>3RED
AlemtuzumabMabCampath®Unlicensed use in Multiple SclerosisAppendix 6RED
AlendronateGeneric prescribing onlyOsteoporosis; primary & secondary prevention of osteoporosis (NICE TA160 & 161)6>6>2Green
Alendronate & Vitamin DFosavance®Review onlineBlack traffic lightBLACK
Alendronic acidBinosto® 70mg effervescent tablets Osteoporosis6>6>2Amber

All material in this section is aimed at health professionals, but is information currently held within the public domain.   Members of the public seeking advice on medicine-related matters are encouraged to speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse, or contact NHS 111 Service.  

Richard Lee, East Lancashire Health Economy New Drugs Pharmacist.


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