Red Amber List S to Z

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
Sapropterin Kuvan Red
Saquinavir Invirase Red
Sarilumab Kevzara Red
Sebelipase alfa Kanuma Red
Secukinumab Cosentyx Red
Selexipag Uptravi Red
Selinexor Nexpovio Red NEW
Selpercatinib Revetmo Red NEW
Sildenafil Revatio Pulmonary arterial hypertension Amber Sildenafil Shared Care Guideline
Sildenafil Viagra Erectile dysfunction - severe distress category only Red
Siltuximab Sylvant Red
Simeprevir Olysio Red
Siponimod Mayzent Red
Sirolimus Rapamune Amber Sirolimus Shared Care Guideline
Sodium aurothiomalate Myocrisin Amber Sodium Aurothiomalate Shared Care Guideline
Sodium clodronate Bonefos IV only; hypercalcaemia of malignancy Red
Sodium oxybate Xyrem Red
Sodium phenylbutyrate Ammonaps Amber GP Information Sheet
Sofosbuvir Solvadi Red
Sofosbuvir + ledipasvir Harvoni Red
Sofosbuvir + velpatasvir Epclusa Red
Sofosbuvir + voxilaprevir + velpatasvir Vosevi Red
Somatropin Genotropin, Norditropin, Humatrope, Saizen, Zomacton Amber Somatropin Shared Care Guideline
Sonidegib Odomzo Red
Sorafenib Nexavar Red
Stiripentol Diacomit Amber GP Information sheet
Sulfasalazine Salazopyrin Amber Sulfasalazine Shared Care Guideline
Sunitinib Sutent Red
Tacrolimus Prograf Immunosuppressant post transplantation Amber Tacrolimus Post Transplant Shared Care Guideline
Tacrolimus Prograf Inflammatory eye disease Amber Tacrolimus Ophthalmology Shared Care Guideline
Tadalafil Adcirca Pulmonary arterial hypertension Amber Tadalafil Shared Care Guideline
Tadalafil Cialis Erectile dysfunction - severe distress category only Red
Tafamidis Vyndaqel Red
Talazoparib Talzenna Red
Talimogene laherparepvec Imlygic Red
Tedizolid Sivextro Red
Teduglutide Revestive Red
Tegafur with gimeracil and oteracil Teysuno Red
Tegafur with uracil Uftoral Red
Teicoplanin Targocid Red
Telaprevir Incivo Red
Telbivudine Sebivo Red
Telotristat Xermelo Red
Temozolomide Temodal Red
Tenofovir Viread Red
Tenofovir, alafenamide, elvitegravir, cobicistat + emtricitabine Genvoya Red
Teriflunomide Aubagio Red
Teriparatide Forsteo Red
Testosterone Amber Testosterone Shared Care Guideline
Tezacaftor with Ivacaftor Symkevi Red
Thalidomide Pharmion Red
Thioridazine Red
Tildrakizumab Ilumetri Red
Tinzaparin Sodium Innohep Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Tioguanine Lanvis Red
Tipiracil + trifluridine Lonsurf Red
Tipranavir Aptivus Red
Tivozanib Fotivda Red
Tobramycin Tobi, Nebcin IV or nebulised Red
Tocilizumab RoActemra Red
Tofacitinib Xeljanz Red
Tolcapone Tasmar Amber Tolcapone Shared Care Guideline
Tolvaptan Samsca, Jinarc Red
Topotecan Hycamtin Red
Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN Solutions) Red
Trametinib Mekinist Red
Tranylcypromine Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Trastuzumab Herceptin, including Herceptin SC Red
Trastuzumab deruxtecan Enhertu Red NEW
Trastuzumab emtansine Kadcyla Red
Treosulfan Red
Treprostinil Red
Tretinoin Vesanoid Red
Trientine Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Triptorelin Decapeptyl, Gonapeptyl, Salvacyl When used for treatment of infertility Red
Tucatinib Tukysa Red
Turoctocog alfa NovoEight Red
Ulipristal (as Esmya) Uterine fibroids Amber Shared Care Guideline in development
Unlicensed Cannabis Based Products for Medicinal Use (CBPM) Licensed CBPMs are considered separately under their Brand Names. > A cannabis-based medicine must meet the definition of the 2018 No 173 The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland). > If it is not a licensed medicine (UK) the CBPM should meet the definition of a special medicinal product and be for use in accordance with a prescription or direction of a specialist medical practitioner Red
Upadacitinib Rinvoq Red
Ustekinumab Stelara Red
Valganciclovir Valcyte Red
Vandetanib Caprelsa Red
Vardenafil Levitra Erectile dysfunction - severe distress category only Red
Vedolizumab Entyvio Red
Velaglucerase alfa VPRIV Red
Vemurafenib Zelboraf Red
Venetoclax Venclyxto Red
Venlafaxine Efexor Only considered specialist medicine (Amber category) at doses greater than 300mg daily Amber No Shared Care Guideline Required (Click for info)
Vinorelbine Navelbine Red
Vismodegib Erivedge Red
Volanesorsen Waylivra Red
Vonicog alfa Veyvondi Red
Voriconazole Vfend Red
Warfarin Amber sub-group Local Arrangements For Shared Care May Apply
Zidovudine Retrovir Red
Zidovudine with lamivudine Combivir Red
Zoledronic acid Aclasta, Zometa Red

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