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
EMPAGLIFLOZIN empagliflozin 10 mg tablet, 30 Jardiance 30 5 20
empagliflozin 25 mg tablet, 30 Jardiance 30 5 20
EMPAGLIFLOZIN + METFORMIN empagliflozin 12.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 60 Jardiamet 12.5 mg/1000 mg 60 5 20
empagliflozin 12.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 60 Jardiamet 12.5 mg/500 mg 60 5 20
empagliflozin 5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 60 Jardiamet 5 mg/1000 mg 60 5 20
empagliflozin 5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 60 Jardiamet 5 mg/500 mg 60 5 20
ENALAPRIL enalapril maleate 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Enalapril, Acetec, Enalapril AN, Enalapril Actavis, Enalapril Sandoz, Enalapril generichealth, Malean, Renitec 30 5 20
enalapril maleate 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Enalapril, Acetec, Enalapril AN, Enalapril Actavis, Enalapril Sandoz, Enalapril generichealth, Malean, Renitec 20 30 5 20
enalapril maleate 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Enalapril, Acetec, Enalapril AN, Enalapril Actavis, Enalapril Sandoz, Enalapril generichealth, Malean 30 5 20
ENALAPRIL + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE enalapril maleate 20 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 6 mg tablet, 30 Enalapril/HCT Sandoz, Renitec Plus 20/6 30 5 20
ENTACAPONE entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Comtan 200 4 20
ENZALUTAMIDE enzalutamide 40 mg capsule, 112 Xtandi 112 2 20
EPLERENONE eplerenone 25 mg tablet, 30 ESPLER, Eplerenone AN, Inpler, Inspra 30 5 20
eplerenone 50 mg tablet, 30 ESPLER, Eplerenone AN, Inpler, Inspra 30 5 20
EPROSARTAN eprosartan 400 mg tablet, 28 Teveten 56 5 20
eprosartan 600 mg tablet, 28 Teveten 28 5 20
EPROSARTAN + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE eprosartan 600 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 28 Teveten Plus 600/12.5 28 5 20
ERLOTINIB erlotinib 100 mg tablet, 30 Tarceva 30 3 20
erlotinib 150 mg tablet, 30 Tarceva 30 3 20
erlotinib 25 mg tablet, 30 Tarceva 30 3 20
ESCITALOPRAM escitalopram 10 mg tablet, 28 APO-Escitalopram, Blooms the Chemist Escitalopram, Chem mart Escitalopram, Cilopam-S, Escicor 10, Escitalopram AN, Escitalopram generichealth, Escitalopram-DRLA, Esipram, Esitalo, Lexam 10, Lexapro, LoxaLate, Pharmacor Escitalopram 10, Terry White Chemists Escitalopram 28 5 20
escitalopram 20 mg tablet, 28 APO-Escitalopram, Blooms the Chemist Escitalopram, Chem mart Escitalopram, Cilopam-S, Escicor 20, Escitalopram AN, Escitalopram generichealth, Escitalopram-DRLA, Esipram, Esitalo, Lexam 20, Lexapro, LoxaLate, Pharmacor Escitalopram 20, Terry White Chemists Escitalopram 28 5 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE esomeprazole 20 mg capsule, 30 Esomeprazole ACTAVIS, Noxicid Caps 30 1 20
esomeprazole 20 mg capsule, 30 Esomeprazole ACTAVIS, Noxicid Caps 30 5 20
esomeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 Esomeprazole AN, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 1 20
esomeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 Esomeprazole AN, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 5 20
esomeprazole 40 mg capsule, 30 Esomeprazole ACTAVIS, Noxicid Caps 30 1 20
esomeprazole 40 mg capsule, 30 Esomeprazole ACTAVIS, Noxicid Caps 30 5 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric tablet, 30 Esomeprazole AN, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 1 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric tablet, 30 Esomeprazole AN, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 5 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE (&) CLARITHROMYCIN (&) AMOXYCILLIN esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric [14 tablets] (&) clarithromycin 500 mg tablet [14 tablets] (&) amoxycillin 500 mg capsule [28 capsules], 1 pack ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ Hp7, Nexium Hp7 1 0 20
ETANERCEPT ETANERCEPT Injection 50 mg in 1 mL single use auto-injector, 4, 1 Enbrel 1 5 20
ETANERCEPT Injections 50 mg in 1 mL single use pre-filled syringes, 4, 1 Enbrel 1 5 20
etanercept 25 mg injection [4 vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack Enbrel 2 5 20
ETHOSUXIMIDE ethosuximide 250 mg capsule, 200 Zarontin 200 2 20
ETONOGESTREL etonogestrel 68 mg implant, 1 Implanon NXT 1 0 20
EVOLOCUMAB evolocumab 140 mg/mL injection, 1 mL injection device Repatha 3 5 20
EXENATIDE exenatide 10 microgram/dose injection, 60 doses Byetta 10 microgram 1 5 20
exenatide 2 mg/dose injection: modified release, 4 injection devices Bydureon 4 5 20
exenatide 5 microgram/dose injection, 60 doses Byetta 5 microgram 1 5 20
EZETIMIBE ezetimibe 10 mg tablet, 30 Ezetrol 30 5 20
EZETIMIBE + ATORVASTATIN ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 Atozet 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 Atozet 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 Atozet 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 Atozet 30 5 20
EZETIMIBE + SIMVASTATIN ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 Vytorin 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 Vytorin 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 Vytorin 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 Vytorin 30 5 20