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Drug label colours
CategoryColourExamples
InductionYellowEtomidate, Propofol, Thiopentone
BenzodiazepinesOrangeDiazepam, Diazemuls, Midazolam
Benzodiazepine antagonistWhite with orange stripesFlumazenil
Muscle relaxantRedAtracurium, Mivacurium, Rocuronium, Suxamethonium, Vecuronium
Relaxant antagonistWhite with red stripesNeostigmine
NarcoticBlueAlfentanil, Diamorphine, Fentanyl, Morphine, Remifentanil
Narcotic antagonistBlue/white stripesNaloxone
AnticholinergicGreenAtropine, Buscopan, Glycopyrrolate
VasopressorVioletAdrenaline, Dopamine, Ephedrine, Metaraminol, Noradrenaline, Phenylephrine
Hypotensive (vasodilator)White with violet stripesAtenolol, Esmolol, GTN, Labetalol
Local anaestheticGreyLignocaine, Bupivacaine
AntiemeticSalmonCyclizine, Metoclopramide, Ondansetron, Prochlorperazine