Safety Net early supply rule

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - Safety Net early supply rule

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net plays an important role in keeping medicines affordable. It is an effective way of helping to limit out-of-pocket expenses for people who need a large number of medicines.

Safety Net early supply rule - List of medicines

Pharmaceutical benefits to which the Safety Net early supply rule applies if supplied within 20 days of a previous supply of the same medicine or any brand of an equivalent medicine to the same person under ‘immediate supply’ provisions.

The legal basis for the list of medicines is the National Health (Pharmaceutical benefits – early supply) Instrument 2015 made under subsection 84AAA(2) of the National Health Act 1953.

The purpose of the list below is to provide an easy-to-use compilation of the PBS medicines to which the Safety Net early supply rule applies, including the currently-listed brands of those medicines.This version of the list is not a legal document and, in cases of discrepancy, the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits - early supply) Instrument will be the source document for specifying which medicines are subject to Safety Net early supply arrangements.

Drug – active ingredient name Drug form and strength Brand name(s) Listed maximum quantity Listed maximum repeats Interval Days
ABATACEPT abatacept 125 mg/mL injection, 4 x 1 mL syringes Orencia, Orencia ClickJect 4 5 20
ABIRATERONE abiraterone acetate 250 mg tablet, 120 Zytiga 120 2 20
ACICLOVIR aciclovir 200 mg tablet, 90 Aciclovir 200, Aciclovir GH, Aciclovir Sandoz, Acyclo-V 200, GenRx Aciclovir, Lovir, Ozvir, Zovirax 200 mg 90 5 20
ACLIDINIUM aclidinium 322 microgram/actuation inhalation: powder for, 60 actuations Bretaris Genuair 1 5 20
ACLIDINIUM + EFORMOTEROL aclidinium 340 microgram/actuation + eformoterol fumarate dihydrate 12 microgram/actuation inhalation: powder for, 60 actuations Brimica Genuair 1 5 20
ADALIMUMAB adalimumab 20 mg/0.4 mL injection, 2 x 0.4 mL syringes Humira 2 0 20
adalimumab 20 mg/0.4 mL injection, 2 x 0.4 mL syringes Humira 2 3 20
adalimumab 20 mg/0.4 mL injection, 2 x 0.4 mL syringes Humira 2 5 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges Humira 2 0 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges Humira 2 2 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges Humira 2 5 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes Humira 2 0 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes Humira 2 2 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes Humira 2 5 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 4 x 0.8 mL cartridges Humira 1 5 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 6 x 0.8 mL cartridges Humira 1 0 20
adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 6 x 0.8 mL syringes Humira 1 0 20
ALENDRONATE alendronate 70 mg tablet, 4 APO-Alendronate, Alendro Once Weekly, Alendrobell 70mg, Alendronate AN, Alendronate Sandoz, Densate 70, Fonat 4 5 20
ALENDRONATE + COLECALCIFEROL alendronate 70 mg + colecalciferol 140 microgram tablet, 4 APO-Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/140 mcg, Alendronate D3 70 mg/140 microgram, Alendronate Plus D3 Sandoz, Alendronate plus D3-DRLA, Chem mart Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/140 mcg, Dronalen Plus, FonatPlus, Fosamax Plus 70 mg/140 mcg, Terry White Chemists Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/140 mcg 4 5 20
alendronate 70 mg + colecalciferol 70 microgram tablet, 4 APO-Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/70 mcg, Alendronate D3 70 mg/70 microgram, Alendronate Plus D3 Sandoz, Alendronate plus D3-DRLA, Chem mart Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/70 mcg, FonatPlus, Fosamax Plus, Terry White Chemists Alendronate Plus D3 70 mg/70 mcg 4 5 20
ALENDRONATE + COLECALCIFEROL (&) CALCIUM CARBONATE alendronate 70 mg + colecalciferol 140 microgram tablet [4] (&) calcium (as carbonate) 500 mg tablet [48], 1 pack Alendronate Plus D3 Calcium Actavis, Alendronate Plus D3 and Calcium Sandoz, Dronalen Plus D-Cal, Fosamax Plus D-Cal, ReddyMax Plus D-Cal 1 5 20
ALLOPURINOL allopurinol 100 mg tablet, 100 Progout 100 200 2 20
allopurinol 100 mg tablet, 200 APO-Allopurinol, Allopurinol Sandoz, Allosig, Chem mart Allopurinol, Progout 100, Terry White Chemists Allopurinol, Zyloprim 200 2 20
allopurinol 300 mg tablet, 60 APO-Allopurinol, Allopurinol Sandoz, Allosig, Chem mart Allopurinol, Progout 300, Terry White Chemists Allopurinol, Zyloprim 60 2 20
ALOGLIPTIN alogliptin 12.5 mg tablet, 28 Nesina 28 5 20
alogliptin 25 mg tablet, 28 Nesina 28 5 20
alogliptin 6.25 mg tablet, 28 Nesina 28 5 20
ALOGLIPTIN + METFORMIN alogliptin 12.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 56 Nesina Met 12.5/1000 56 5 20
alogliptin 12.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 56 Nesina Met 12.5/500 56 5 20
alogliptin 12.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 850 mg tablet, 56 Nesina Met 12.5/850 56 5 20
AMANTADINE amantadine hydrochloride 100 mg capsule, 100 Symmetrel 100 100 5 20
AMILORIDE + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE amiloride hydrochloride 5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg tablet, 50 Moduretic 100 1 20
AMLODIPINE amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine, Amlo 10, Amlodipine AN, Amlodipine Amneal, Amlodipine GH, Amlodipine Sandoz, Auro-Amlodipine 10, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine, Chem mart Amlodipine, Nordip, Norvapine, Norvasc, Ozlodip, Pharmacor Amlodipine, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine 30 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine, Amlo 5, Amlodipine AN, Amlodipine Amneal, Amlodipine GH, Amlodipine Sandoz, Auro-Amlodipine 5, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine, Chem mart Amlodipine, Nordip, Norvapine, Norvasc, Ozlodip, Pharmacor Amlodipine, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine 30 5 20
AMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/10, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/10, Cadivast 10/10, Caduet 10/10, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/10, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/10 30 5 20
amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/20, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/20, Cadivast 10/20, Caduet 10/20, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/20, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/20 30 5 20
amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/40, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/40, Cadivast 10/40, Caduet 10/40, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/40, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/40 30 5 20
amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/80, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/80, Cadivast 10/80, Caduet 10/80, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/80, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 10/80 30 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/10, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/10, Cadivast 5/10, Caduet 5/10, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/10, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/10 30 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/20, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/20, Cadivast 5/20, Caduet 5/20, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/20, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/20 30 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/40, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/40, Cadivast 5/40, Caduet 5/40, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/40, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/40 30 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/80, Blooms the Chemist Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/80, Cadivast 5/80, Caduet 5/80, Chem mart Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/80, Terry White Chemists Amlodipine/Atorvastatin 5/80 30 5 20
AMLODIPINE + VALSARTAN amlodipine 10 mg + valsartan 160 mg tablet, 28 Exforge 10/160 28 5 20
amlodipine 10 mg + valsartan 320 mg tablet, 28 Exforge 10/320 28 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + valsartan 160 mg tablet, 28 Exforge 5/160 28 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + valsartan 320 mg tablet, 28 Exforge 5/320 28 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + valsartan 80 mg tablet, 28 Exforge 5/80, Valsartan/Amlodipine Sandoz 80/5 28 5 20
AMLODIPINE + VALSARTAN + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE amlodipine 10 mg + valsartan 160 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 28 Exforge HCT 10/160/12.5 28 5 20
amlodipine 10 mg + valsartan 160 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 28 Exforge HCT 10/160/25 28 5 20
amlodipine 10 mg + valsartan 320 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 28 Exforge HCT 10/320/25 28 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + valsartan 160 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 28 Exforge HCT 5/160/12.5, Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCT Sandoz 160/5/12.5 28 5 20
amlodipine 5 mg + valsartan 160 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 28 Exforge HCT 5/160/25 28 5 20
ANASTROZOLE anastrozole 1 mg tablet, 30 APO-Anastrozole, Anastrol, Anastrozole AN, Anastrozole FBM, Anastrozole GH, Anastrozole RBX, Anastrozole Sandoz, Arianna 1, Arimidex, Astzol, Azastrole 30 5 20
APIXABAN apixaban 2.5 mg tablet, 60 Eliquis 60 0 20
apixaban 2.5 mg tablet, 60 Eliquis 60 5 20
apixaban 5 mg tablet, 60 Eliquis 60 5 20
apixaban 5 mg tablets, 28 Eliquis 28 0 20
ARMODAFINIL armodafinil 150 mg tablet, 30 Nuvigil 30 5 20
armodafinil 250 mg tablet, 30 Nuvigil 30 5 20
armodafinil 50 mg tablet, 30 Nuvigil 60 5 20
ASPIRIN aspirin 100 mg tablet, 112 Spren 100 112 1 20
aspirin 300 mg effervescent tablet, 96 Solprin 96 0 20
ATAZANAVIR + COBICISTAT atazanavir 300 mg + cobicistat 150 mg tablet, 30 Evotaz 60 5 20
ATENOLOL atenolol 50 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atenolol, Atenolol AN, Atenolol Amneal, Atenolol GH, Atenolol RBX, Atenolol Sandoz, Atenolol-GA, Chem mart Atenolol, Noten, Tenolten 50, Tenormin, Tensig, Terry White Chemists Atenolol 30 5 20
atenolol 50 mg/10 mL oral liquid, 300 mL Atenolol-AFT 1 5 20
ATOMOXETINE atomoxetine 10 mg capsule, 28 APO-Atomoxetine, ATOMERRA, Atomoxetine Amneal, Atomoxetine Sandoz, Strattera 56 5 20
atomoxetine 100 mg capsule, 28 APO-Atomoxetine, ATOMERRA, Atomoxetine Amneal, Atomoxetine Sandoz, Strattera 28 5 20
atomoxetine 18 mg capsule, 28 APO-Atomoxetine, ATOMERRA, Atomoxetine Amneal, Atomoxetine Sandoz, Strattera 56 5 20
atomoxetine 25 mg capsule, 28 APO-Atomoxetine, ATOMERRA, Atomoxetine Amneal, Atomoxetine Sandoz, Strattera 56 5 20
atomoxetine 40 mg capsule, 28 APO-Atomoxetine, ATOMERRA, Atomoxetine Amneal, Atomoxetine Sandoz, Strattera 56 5 20
atomoxetine 60 mg capsule, 28 APO-Atomoxetine, ATOMERRA, Atomoxetine Amneal, Atomoxetine Sandoz, Strattera 56 5 20
atomoxetine 80 mg capsule, 28 APO-Atomoxetine, ATOMERRA, Atomoxetine Amneal, Atomoxetine Sandoz, Strattera 28 5 20
ATORVASTATIN atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 10, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 10, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 10, Trovas 30 5 20
atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 10, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 10, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 10, Trovas 30 11 20
atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 20, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 20, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 20, Trovas 30 5 20
atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 20, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 20, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 20, Trovas 30 11 20
atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 40, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 40, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 40, Trovas 30 5 20
atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 40, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 40, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 40, Trovas 30 11 20
atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 80, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 80, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 80, Trovas 30 5 20
atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Atorvastatin, Atorvachol, Atorvastatin AN, Atorvastatin Amneal, Atorvastatin GH, Atorvastatin SCP 80, Atorvastatin SZ, Atorvastatin Sandoz, Blooms the Chemist Atorvastatin, Chem mart Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Lorstat 80, Terry White Chemists Atorvastatin, Torvastat 80, Trovas 30 11 20
AURANOFIN auranofin 3 mg tablet, 100 Ridaura 100 3 20
auranofin 3 mg tablet, 60 Ridaura 60 5 20
AZATHIOPRINE azathioprine 25 mg tablet, 100 APO-Azathioprine, Azathioprine GH, Azathioprine Sandoz, Imuran 100 5 20
azathioprine 50 mg tablet, 100 APO-Azathioprine, Azamun, Azapin, Azathioprine AN, Azathioprine GH, Azathioprine Sandoz, Imazan, Imuran, Thioprine 50 100 5 20