Red Amber List A to B

Guidance in the Red / Amber List serves ONLY to define where clinical and prescribing responsibility for the listed medicines should lie in terms of governance and safety.

  • Inclusion in this list does NOT imply the medicine has been accepted for use via Managed Entry, does NOT imply endorsement of use, and does NOT take account of the cost implications of use of a particular medicine.
  • Prescribers should use this list in conjunction with guidance on the Managed entry process for medicines, and the NI formulary which includes information on current cost effective choices.
  • As far as possible, new specialist medicines are added to the list at the point when they are granted a UK product licence. In some instances this may be prior to the medicine being launched.

The table below lists specialist medicines. Users should search by generic name where possible. Brand names listed are not exhaustive.

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Approved NameExample Trade NamesContextStatusGuidanceNew Entry
5 Aminolaevulinic acid gel Ameluz Red
Abacavir Red
Abacavir with dolutegravir and lamivudine Triumeq Red
Abacavir with lamivudine Kivexa Red
Abacavir with lamivudine and zidovudine Trizivir Red
Abatacept Orencia Red
Abemaciclib Red
Abiraterone Zytiga Red
Abrocitinib Cibinqo Red
Acalabrutinib Calquence Red
Acitretin Neotigason Red
Adalimumab Humira Red
Adefovir Hepsera Red
Afamelanotide Scenesse Red
Afatinib Tomtovok Red
Aflibercept Eylea, Zaltrap. Red
Agomelatine Valdoxan Amber status only applies to cover the required monitoring during the first 24 weeks of treatment after which time the arrangement can be stepped down Amber Shared Care Guideline in development
Alectinib Alecensa Red
Alemtuzumab MabCampath, Lemtrada Red
Alipogene tiparvovec Glybera Red
Alirocumab Praluent Amber GP Information Sheet
Alitretinoin Toctino Red
Alpelisib Red
Alprostadil Caverject, MUSE, Viridal Duo, Vitaros Erectile dysfunction - severe distress category only Red
Ambrisentan Volibris Red
Amifampridine Firdapse Red
Amikacin Inhaled Arikayce Red
Amiodarone Cordarone X Amber Amiodarone Shared Care Guideline
Amivantamab Rybrevant Red
Anagrelide Xagrid Red
Anakinra Kineret Red
Anti-lymphocyte immunoglobulin (horse) Atgam Red
Antibiotics (IV/parenteral) Except when for emergency use in doctors’ bags such as Benzylpenicillin or Cefotaxime Or IV antibiotics prescribed as part of a GP Enhanced Service that is supported by Trust Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) services or similar services. Red
Antiretrovirals Red
Apalutamide Erleada Red
Apomorphine APO-go Amber Apomorphine Shared Care Guideline
Apremilast Otezla Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Arachis hypogaea Palforzia Red
Argatroban Exembol Red
Arsenic Trisenox Red
Asciminib Scemblix Red
Asfotase alfa Strensiq Red
Ataluren Translarna Red
Atazanavir Red
Atazanavir (with cobicistat) Evotaz Red
Atezolizumab Tecentriq Red
Atomoxetine Strattera Amber Atomoxetine Shared Care Guideline
Avacopan Tavneos Red
Avalglucosidase alfa Nexviadyme Red
Avanafil Spedra Erectile dysfunction - severe distress category only Red
Avapritinib Ayvakit Red
Avatrombopag Doptelet Red
Avelumab Bavencio Red
Axicabtagene ciloleucel Red
Axitinib Inlyta Red
Azacitadine Vidaza Red
Azathioprine Imuran Non transplant indications Amber Azathioprine (Other Non-Transplant Indications) Shared Care Guideline
Azathioprine Imuran Immunosuppressant post transplantation Amber Azathioprine Post Transplant Shared Care Guideline
Aztreonam (Inhaled) Cayston Inhaled for chronic pulmonary infections Red
Baricitinib Olumiant Red
Bedaquiline Sirturo Red
Belantamab mafodotin Blenrep Red NEW
Belimumab Benlysta Red
Belzutifan Welireg Red
Benralizumab Red
Berotralstat Orladeyo Red
Betaine Cystadane Amber GP Information sheet
Bevacizumab Avastin Red
Bexarotene Targretin Red
Bezlotoxumab Zinplava Red
Bicalutamide Casodex Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Bictegravir + emtricitabine + tenofovir alafenamide Biktarvy Red
Bimekizumab Bimzelx Red
Binimetinib Red
Blinatumomab Blincyto Red
Boceprevir Victrelis Red
Bortezomib Velcade Red
Bosentan Tracleer Red
Bosutinib Bosulif Red
Botulinum toxin type A and B various brands For all uses except cosmetic Red
Brentuximab Adcetris Red
Brigatinib Alunbrig Red
Brodalumab Kyntheum Red
Bromelain Nexobrid Red
Burosumab Crysvita Red
Buserelin Suprecur, Suprefact When used for treatment of infertility Red
Busulfan Myleran Red

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