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
CABERGOLINE cabergoline 1 mg tablet, 30 Cabaser 30 5 20
cabergoline 2 mg tablet, 30 Cabaser 30 5 20
CALCITRIOL calcitriol 0.25 microgram capsule, 100 APO-Calcitriol, Calciprox, Calcitriol AN, Kosteo, Rocaltrol, Sical 100 3 20
CALCIUM CALCIUM Tablet (chewable) 500 mg (as carbonate), 60 Cal-500, Cal-Sup 240 1 20
CALCIUM Tablet 600 mg (as carbonate), 240 Calci-Tab 600 240 1 20
CANDESARTAN candesartan cilexetil 16 mg tablet, 30 APO-Candesartan, Adesan, Atacand, Auro-Candesartan 16, Blooms the Chemist Candesartan, CANDESAN, Candesartan AN, Candesartan Aspen 16, Candesartan GH, Candesartan Sandoz, Chem mart Candesartan, Terry White Chemists Candesartan 30 5 20
candesartan cilexetil 32 mg tablet, 30 APO-Candesartan, Adesan, Atacand, Auro-Candesartan 32, Blooms the Chemist Candesartan, CANDESAN, Candesartan AN, Candesartan Aspen 32, Candesartan GH, Candesartan Sandoz, Chem mart Candesartan, Terry White Chemists Candesartan 30 5 20
candesartan cilexetil 4 mg tablet, 30 APO-Candesartan, Adesan, Atacand, Auro-Candesartan 4, Blooms the Chemist Candesartan, CANDESAN, Candesartan AN, Candesartan Aspen 4, Candesartan GH, Candesartan Sandoz, Chem mart Candesartan, Terry White Chemists Candesartan 30 5 20
candesartan cilexetil 8 mg tablet, 30 APO-Candesartan, Adesan, Atacand, Auro-Candesartan 8, Blooms the Chemist Candesartan, CANDESAN, Candesartan AN, Candesartan Aspen 8, Candesartan GH, Candesartan Sandoz, Chem mart Candesartan, Terry White Chemists Candesartan 30 5 20
CANDESARTAN + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE candesartan cilexetil 16 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Candesartan HCTZ 16/12.5, Adesan HCT 16/12.5, Asartan HCT 16/12.5, Atacand Plus 16/12.5, Blooms the Chemist Candesartan HCTZ 16/12.5, CANDESAN COMBI 16/12.5, Candesartan Combi Aspen 16/12.5, Candesartan HCT GH 16/12.5, Candesartan HCTZ AN 16/12.5, Candesartan/HCT Sandoz, Chem mart Candesartan HCTZ 16/12.5, Terry White Chemists Candesartan HCTZ 16/12.5 30 5 20
candesartan cilexetil 32 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Candesartan HCTZ 32/12.5, Adesan HCT 32/12.5, Asartan HCT 32/12.5, Atacand Plus 32/12.5, Blooms the Chemist Candesartan HCTZ 32/12.5, CANDESAN COMBI 32/12.5, Candesartan Combi Aspen 32/12.5, Candesartan HCT GH 32/12.5, Candesartan HCTZ AN 32/12.5, Candesartan/HCT Sandoz, Chem mart Candesartan HCTZ 32/12.5, Terry White Chemists Candesartan HCTZ 32/12.5 30 5 20
candesartan cilexetil 32 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 30 APO-Candesartan HCTZ 32/25, Adesan HCT 32/25, Asartan HCT 32/25, Atacand Plus 32/25, Blooms the Chemist Candesartan HCTZ 32/25, CANDESAN COMBI 32/25, Candesartan Combi Aspen 32/25, Candesartan HCT GH 32/25, Candesartan HCTZ AN 32/25, Candesartan/HCT Sandoz, Chem mart Candesartan HCTZ 32/25, Terry White Chemists Candesartan HCTZ 32/25 30 5 20
CAPTOPRIL captopril 12.5 mg tablet, 90 Captopril Sandoz, Zedace 90 5 20
captopril 25 mg tablet, 90 Capoten, Captopril Sandoz, Zedace 90 5 20
captopril 50 mg tablet, 90 Capoten, Captopril Sandoz, Zedace 90 5 20
CARBAMAZEPINE CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 100 mg, 100 Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 100 200 0 20
CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 100 mg, 100 Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 100 200 2 20
CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 200 mg, 100 Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 200 200 0 20
CARBAMAZEPINE Tablet 200 mg, 100 Carbamazepine Sandoz, Tegretol 200 200 2 20
carbamazepine 200 mg modified release tablet, 200 Tegretol CR 200 200 0 20
carbamazepine 200 mg modified release tablet, 200 Tegretol CR 200 200 2 20
carbamazepine 400 mg modified release tablet, 200 Tegretol CR 400 200 0 20
carbamazepine 400 mg modified release tablet, 200 Tegretol CR 400 200 2 20
CARVEDILOL carvedilol 12.5 mg tablet, 60 APO-Carvedilol, Carvedilol AN, Carvedilol Sandoz, Carvedilol generichealth, Chem mart Carvedilol 12.5 mg, Dicarz, Dilatrend 12.5, Terry White Chemists Carvedilol 12.5 mg, Vedilol 12.5, Volirop 12.5 60 5 20
carvedilol 25 mg tablet, 60 APO-Carvedilol, Carvedilol AN, Carvedilol Sandoz, Carvedilol generichealth, Chem mart Carvedilol 25 mg, Dicarz, Dilatrend 25, Terry White Chemists Carvedilol 25 mg, Vedilol 25, Volirop 25 60 5 20
carvedilol 6.25 mg tablet, 60 APO-Carvedilol, Carvedilol AN, Carvedilol Sandoz, Carvedilol generichealth, Chem mart Carvedilol 6.25 mg, Dicarz, Dilatrend 6.25, Terry White Chemists Carvedilol 6.25 mg, Vedilol 6.25, Volirop 6.25 60 5 20
CERTOLIZUMAB PEGOL certolizumab pegol 200 mg/mL injection, 2 x 1 mL syringes Cimzia 2 5 20
CIMETIDINE cimetidine 400 mg tablet, 60 Magicul 400 60 5 20
CITALOPRAM citalopram 20 mg tablet, 28 APO-Citalopram, Auro-Citalopram 20, Celapram, Celica, Chem mart Citalopram, Cipramil, Citalopram AN, Citalopram Actavis, Citalopram Sandoz, Pharmacor Citalo 20, Talam, Terry White Chemists Citalopram 28 5 20
citalopram 40 mg tablet, 28 APO-Citalopram, Auro-Citalopram 40, Celapram, Citalopram AN, Citalopram Actavis, Citalopram Sandoz, Talam 28 5 20
CLONAZEPAM clonazepam 2 mg tablet, 100 Paxam 2, Rivotril 200 2 20
clonazepam 500 microgram tablet, 100 Paxam 0.5, Rivotril 200 2 20
CLONIDINE clonidine hydrochloride 100 microgram tablet, 100 APO-Clonidine, Catapres 100 100 5 20
clonidine hydrochloride 150 microgram tablet, 100 Catapres 100 5 20
CLOPIDOGREL clopidogrel 75 mg tablet, 28 APO-Clopidogrel, Blooms the Chemist Clopidogrel, Chem mart Clopidogrel, Clopidogrel AN, Clopidogrel GH, Clopidogrel RBX, Clopidogrel Sandoz, Clopidogrel Winthrop, Clopidogrel-DRLA, Clopidogrel-GA, Clovix 75, Iscover, Piax, Plavicor 75, Plavix, Plidogrel, Terry White Chemists Clopidogrel 28 5 20
CLOPIDOGREL + ASPIRIN clopidogrel 75 mg + aspirin 100 mg tablet, 30 APO-Clopidogrel/Aspirin 75/100, Chem mart Clopidogrel/Aspirin 75/100, Clopidogrel Winthrop plus aspirin, Clopidogrel/Aspirin Actavis 75/100, Clopidogrel/Aspirin Sandoz 75/100, CoPlavix, DuoCover, DuoPlidogrel, Piax Plus Aspirin, Terry White Chemists Clopidogrel/Aspirin 75/100 30 5 20
CYPROHEPTADINE cyproheptadine hydrochloride 4 mg tablet, 100 Periactin 100 2 20