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
GABAPENTIN gabapentin 100 mg capsule, 100 APO-Gabapentin, GAPENTIN, Gabacor, Gabapentin Aspen 100, Neurontin, Nupentin 100 100 5 20
gabapentin 300 mg capsule, 100 GAPENTIN, Gabacor, Gabapentin AN, Gabapentin Aspen 300, Gabapentin GH, Gabapentin Sandoz, GenRx Gabapentin, Neurontin, Nupentin 300 100 5 20
gabapentin 400 mg capsule, 100 Gabacor, Gabapentin AN, Gabapentin Aspen 400, Gabapentin GH, Gabapentin Sandoz, GenRx Gabapentin, Neurontin, Nupentin 400 100 5 20
gabapentin 600 mg tablet, 100 GAPENTIN, Gabapentin AN, Gabapentin Aspen 600, Gabaran, GenRx Gabapentin, Neurontin, Nupentin Tabs, Pharmacor Gabapentin 600 100 5 20
gabapentin 800 mg tablet, 100 GAPENTIN, Gabapentin AN, Gabapentin Aspen 800, Gabaran, GenRx Gabapentin, Neurontin, Nupentin Tabs, Pharmacor Gabapentin 800 100 5 20
GALANTAMINE galantamine 16 mg modified release capsule, 28 APO-Galantamine MR, Galantamine AN SR, Galantyl, Gamine XR, Reminyl 28 5 20
galantamine 24 mg modified release capsule, 28 APO-Galantamine MR, Galantamine AN SR, Galantyl, Gamine XR, Reminyl 28 5 20
galantamine 8 mg modified release capsule, 28 APO-Galantamine MR, Galantamine AN SR, Galantyl, Gamine XR, Reminyl 28 5 20
GEMFIBROZIL gemfibrozil 600 mg tablet, 60 Ausgem, Lipigem 60 5 20
gemfibrozil 600 mg tablet, 60 Ausgem, Lipigem 60 11 20
GLATIRAMER ACETATE glatiramer acetate 20 mg/mL injection, 28 x 1 mL syringes Copaxone 28 5 20
GLICLAZIDE gliclazide 60 mg modified release tablet, 60 ARDIX GLICLAZIDE 60mg MR, Diamicron 60mg MR 60 5 20
gliclazide 80 mg tablet, 100 Chem mart Gliclazide, GenRx Gliclazide, Glyade, Nidem, Terry White Chemists Gliclazide 100 5 20
GLIMEPIRIDE glimepiride 3 mg tablet, 30 APO-Glimepiride, Amaryl, Aylide 3, Diapride 3, Dimirel, Glimepiride AN, Glimepiride Sandoz 30 5 20
glimepiride 4 mg tablet, 30 APO-Glimepiride, Amaryl, Aylide 4, Diapride 4, Dimirel, Glimepiride AN, Glimepiride Sandoz 30 5 20
GLYCERYL TRINITRATE glyceryl trinitrate 10 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Minitran 10, Nitro-Dur 10, Transiderm-Nitro 50 30 5 20
glyceryl trinitrate 15 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Minitran 15, Nitro-Dur 15 30 5 20
glyceryl trinitrate 5 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Minitran 5, Nitro-Dur 5, Transiderm-Nitro 25 30 5 20
GLYCOPYRRONIUM glycopyrronium 50 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules seebri breezhaler 30 5 20
GOLIMUMAB golimumab 50 mg/0.5 mL injection, 0.5 mL syringe Simponi 1 5 20
GOSERELIN goserelin 10.8 mg implant, 1 Zoladex 10.8 Implant 1 1 20
goserelin 3.6 mg implant, 1 Zoladex Implant 1 5 20
GOSERELIN (&) BICALUTAMIDE goserelin 10.8 mg implant [1 implant] (&) bicalutamide 50 mg tablet [28 tablets], 1 pack ZolaCos CP 10.8/50(28) 1 0 20
goserelin 10.8 mg implant [1 implant] (&) bicalutamide 50 mg tablet [84 tablets], 1 pack ZolaCos CP 10.8/50(84) 1 1 20
goserelin 3.6 mg implant [1 implant] (&) bicalutamide 50 mg tablet [28 tablets], 1 pack ZolaCos CP 3.6/50 1 5 20
GRISEOFULVIN griseofulvin 125 mg tablet, 100 Grisovin 100 2 20