Red Amber List K to M

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
Ketamine Ketalar, Ketamine oral solution Palliative Care (outside licence) Amber Ketamine Shared Care Guideline
Ketamine Ketalar, Ketamine oral solution Neuropathic pain Red
Ketanserin Sufrexal Red
Ketoconazole HRA Ketoconazole HRA HRA formulation (for Cushing's syndrome) only Red
L-Tryptophan Optimax Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Lamivudine Zeffix Red
Lamivudine with dolutegravir Dovato Red
Lamivudine with tenofovir disoproxil Red
Lamivudine with tenofovir disoproxil and doravirine Delstrigo Red
Lanadelumab Takhzyro Red
Lanreotide Somatuline Neuroendocrine tumours and acromegaly. Within licence Amber Lanreotide Shared Care Guideline
Lanreotide Somatuline Outside licence Red
Lapatinib Tyverb Red
Larotrectinib Vitrakvi Red
Leflunomide Arava Amber Leflunomide Shared Care Guideline
Lenalidomide Revlimid Red
Lenograstim Granocyte Red
Lenvatinib Lenvima Red
Letermovir Prevymis Red
Leuprorelin Prostap, Lutrate When used for treatment of infertility Red
Levofloxacin nebuliser solution Quinsair Red
Linezolid Zyvox Red
Liothyronine Management of thyroid disorders Amber Liothyronine Shared Care Guideline
Lipegfilgrastim Lonquex Red
Lisdexamfetamine Elvanse Amber Lisdexamfetamine Shared Care Guideline
Lithium Camcolit, Liskonum, Priadel Amber Lithium Shared Care Guideline
Lofexidine BritLofex Red
Lomitapide Lojuxta Red
Lomustine Red
Lopinavir + ritonavir Kaletra Red
Lorlatinib Lorviqua Red
Lumacaftor (with ivacaftor) Orkambi Red
Luspatercept Reblozyl Red NEW
Lusutrombopag Mulpleo Red
Lutetium(177Lu) oxodotreotide Lutathera Red
Lutropin Luveris, Pergoveris Red
Macitentan Opsumit Red
Maraviroc Celsentri Red
Mecasermin Increlex Red
Melatonin Amber Melatonin Shared Care Guideline
Melphalan Alkeran Red
Mepolizumab Nucala Red
Mercaptamine (oral) Cystagon, Procysbi Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Mercaptamine eyedrops Cystadrops Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Mercaptopurine Puri-Nethol For non-cancer indications Amber Mercaptopurine Shared Care Guideline
Mercaptopurine Puri Nethol When used as a systemic anti-cancer therapy Red
Methotrexate oral For non-cancer indications Amber Methotrexate oral Shared Care Guideline
Methotrexate Subcutaneous (Metoject) For non-cancer indications Amber Methotrexate subcutaneous Shared Care Guideline
Methotrexate oral When used as a systemic anti-cancer therapy Red
Methotrexate parenteral (other than subcutaneous) All indications Red
Methyl aminolevulinate cream Metvix Red
Methylphenidate Ritalin, Equasym, Concerta XL, Delmosart For attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults and children 6 years and over, within NICE recommended doses. Amber Methylphenidate Shared Care Guideline
Methylphenidate Ritalin, Equasym, Concerta XL, Delmosart For attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children under 6 years, or doses over NICE recommended doses. Red
Midostaurin Red
Migalastat Galfold Red
Miglustat Zavesca Red
Mitotane Lysodren Red
Moclobemide Manerix Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Modafinil Provigil Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Mogamulizumab Poteligeo Red
Monacog alfa BeneFix Red
Moroctocgog alfa ReFacto Red
Mycophenolate mofetil CellCept Immunosuppressant post transplantation Amber Mycophenolate mofetil Post Transplant Shared Care Guideline
Mycophenolate mofetil CellCept Non transplant indications Amber Mycophenolate mofetil (other non-transplant indications) shared care guideline

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