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
FAMCICLOVIR famciclovir 250 mg tablet, 56 APO-Famciclovir, Auro-Famciclovir 250, Ezovir, Famciclovir AN, Famciclovir FBM, Famciclovir SCP 250, Famciclovir Sandoz, Famciclovir generichealth 250, Famciclovir-GA, Famlo, Famvir, Favic 250 56 5 20
famciclovir 500 mg tablet, 56 APO-Famciclovir, Auro-Famciclovir 500, Ezovir, Famciclovir AN, Famciclovir Sandoz, Famciclovir generichealth 500, Famciclovir-GA, Famvir, Favic 500 56 5 20
FAMOTIDINE famotidine 20 mg tablet, 60 Ausfam 20, Famotidine AN, Famotidine Sandoz, GenRx Famotidine, Pepzan 60 5 20
famotidine 40 mg tablet, 30 Ausfam 40, Famotidine AN, Famotidine Sandoz, GenRx Famotidine, Pepzan 30 5 20
FEBUXOSTAT febuxostat 80 mg tablet, 28 Adenuric 28 5 20
FELODIPINE felodipine 10 mg modified release tablet, 30 Felodil XR 10, Felodur ER 10 mg, Fendex ER, Plendil ER 30 5 20
felodipine 2.5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Felodur ER 2.5 mg, Fendex ER, Plendil ER 30 5 20
felodipine 5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Felodil XR 5, Felodur ER 5 mg, Fendex ER, Plendil ER 30 5 20
FENOFIBRATE fenofibrate 145 mg tablet, 30 Lipidil 30 5 20
fenofibrate 145 mg tablet, 30 Lipidil 30 11 20
fenofibrate 48 mg tablet, 60 Lipidil 60 5 20
fenofibrate 48 mg tablet, 60 Lipidil 60 11 20
FINGOLIMOD fingolimod 500 microgram capsule, 28 Gilenya 28 5 20
FLUDARABINE fludarabine phosphate 10 mg tablet, 20 Fludara 20 5 20
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE fludrocortisone acetate 100 microgram tablet, 100 Florinef 200 1 20
FLUTAMIDE flutamide 250 mg tablet, 100 Flutamin 100 5 20
flutamide 250 mg tablet, 30 Flutamide MYLAN 3 5 20
FLUVASTATIN fluvastatin 80 mg modified release tablet, 28 Lescol XL 28 5 20
fluvastatin 80 mg modified release tablet, 28 Lescol XL 28 11 20
FLUVOXAMINE fluvoxamine maleate 100 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fluvoxamine, Faverin 100, Fluvoxamine GA, Luvox, Movox 100, Voxam 30 5 20
fluvoxamine maleate 50 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fluvoxamine, Faverin 50, Fluvoxamine GA, Luvox, Movox 50, Voxam 30 5 20
FOLIC ACID folic acid 5 mg tablet, 100 Megafol 5 200 1 20
folic acid 500 microgram tablet, 100 Foltabs 500, Megafol 0.5 200 0 20
FOSINOPRIL fosinopril sodium 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fosinopril, Fosipril 10, Monace 10 30 5 20
fosinopril sodium 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fosinopril, Fosipril 20, Monace 20 30 5 20
FOSINOPRIL + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE fosinopril sodium 20 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fosinopril HCTZ 20/12.5, Fosetic 20/12.5, Fosinopril/HCT Actavis 20/12.5 30 5 20
FRUSEMIDE frusemide 20 mg tablet, 100 APO-Frusemide, Chem mart Frusemide, FUROSEMIDE AN, Frusemide RBX, Terry White Chemists Frusemide 100 1 20
frusemide 20 mg tablet, 50 Lasix-M, Urex-M 100 1 20
frusemide 40 mg tablet, 100 APO-Frusemide, Chem mart Frusemide, FUROSEMIDE AN, Frusax, Frusemide RBX, Frusemide Sandoz, Lasix, Terry White Chemists Frusemide, Uremide, Urex 100 1 20