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
IBANDRONATE ibandronate 50 mg tablet, 28 Bondronat 28 2 20
IMATINIB imatinib 100 mg capsule, 60 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, Glivanib, IMATINIB AN, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 60 2 20
imatinib 100 mg capsule, 60 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, Glivanib, IMATINIB AN, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 60 5 20
imatinib 100 mg tablet, 60 Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 60 2 20
imatinib 100 mg tablet, 60 Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 60 5 20
imatinib 400 mg capsule, 30 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, Glivanib, IMATINIB AN, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 30 2 20
imatinib 400 mg capsule, 30 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, Glivanib, IMATINIB AN, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 30 5 20
imatinib 400 mg tablet, 30 Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 30 2 20
imatinib 400 mg tablet, 30 Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 30 5 20
INDACATEROL indacaterol 150 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules Onbrez 30 5 20
indacaterol 300 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules Onbrez 30 5 20
INDACATEROL + GLYCOPYRRONIUM indacaterol 110 microgram + glycopyrronium 50 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules ultibro breezhaler 110/50 30 5 20
INDAPAMIDE indapamide hemihydrate 1.5 mg modified release tablet, 90 APO-Indapamide SR, Chem mart Indapamide SR, INDAPAMIDE AN SR, Natrilix SR, Odaplix SR, Tenaxil SR, Terry White Chemists Indapamide SR 90 1 20
indapamide hemihydrate 2.5 mg tablet, 90 Dapa-Tabs, GenRx Indapamide, Indapamide AN, Indapamide Sandoz, Insig, Natrilix 90 1 20
INSULIN ASPART insulin aspart 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial NovoRapid 5 2 20
insulin aspart 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges NovoRapid FlexPen, NovoRapid Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
INSULIN ASPART + INSULIN ASPART PROTAMINE insulin aspart 30 units/mL + insulin aspart protamine 70 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL syringes NovoMix 30 FlexPen, NovoMix 30 Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
INSULIN DETEMIR insulin detemir 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Levemir FlexPen, Levemir Penfill 5 1 20
INSULIN GLARGINE insulin glargine 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Lantus, Lantus SoloStar 5 1 20
INSULIN GLULISINE insulin glulisine 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Apidra 5 2 20
insulin glulisine 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Apidra, Apidra SoloStar 5 1 20
INSULIN ISOPHANE BOVINE insulin isophane bovine 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Hypurin Isophane 5 2 20
INSULIN ISOPHANE HUMAN insulin isophane human 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Humulin NPH, Protaphane 5 2 20
insulin isophane human 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humulin NPH, Protaphane InnoLet, Protaphane Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
INSULIN ISOPHANE HUMAN + INSULIN NEUTRAL HUMAN insulin isophane human 70 units/mL + insulin neutral human 30 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humulin 30/70, Mixtard 30/70 InnoLet, Mixtard 30/70 Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
insulin neutral human 30 units/mL + insulin isophane human 70 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Humulin 30/70 5 2 20
insulin neutral human 50 units/mL + insulin isophane human 50 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Mixtard 50/50 Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
INSULIN LISPRO insulin lispro 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Humalog 5 2 20
insulin lispro 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humalog, Humalog KwikPen 5 1 20
INSULIN LISPRO + INSULIN LISPRO PROTAMINE insulin lispro 25 units/mL + insulin lispro protamine 75 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humalog Mix25, Humalog Mix25 KwikPen 5 1 20
insulin lispro 50 units/mL + insulin lispro protamine 50 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humalog Mix50, Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 5 1 20
INSULIN NEUTRAL BOVINE insulin neutral bovine 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Hypurin Neutral 5 2 20
INSULIN NEUTRAL HUMAN insulin neutral human 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Actrapid, Humulin R 5 2 20
insulin neutral human 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Actrapid Penfill 3 mL, Humulin R 5 1 20
IRBESARTAN irbesartan 150 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan, Abisart, Avapro, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan, Chem mart Irbesartan, Irbesartan AMNEAL, Irbesartan AN, Irbesartan Actavis 150, Irbesartan GH, Irbesartan RBX, Irbesartan Sandoz, Irbesartan Winthrop, Irprestan 150, Karvea, Terry White Chemists Irbesartan 30 5 20
irbesartan 300 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan, Abisart, Avapro, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan, Chem mart Irbesartan, Irbesartan AMNEAL, Irbesartan AN, Irbesartan Actavis 300, Irbesartan GH, Irbesartan RBX, Irbesartan Sandoz, Irbesartan Winthrop, Irprestan 300, Karvea, Terry White Chemists Irbesartan 30 5 20
irbesartan 75 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan, Abisart, Avapro, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan, Chem mart Irbesartan, Irbesartan AMNEAL, Irbesartan AN, Irbesartan Actavis 75, Irbesartan GH, Irbesartan Sandoz, Irbesartan Winthrop, Irprestan 75, Karvea, Terry White Chemists Irbesartan 30 5 20
IRBESARTAN + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE irbesartan 150 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan HCTZ, Abisart HCT 150/12.5, Avapro HCT 150/12.5, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ 150/12.5, Chem mart Irbesartan HCTZ, Irbesartan HCT Actavis 150/12.5, Irbesartan HCT GH 150/12.5, Irbesartan HCT Winthrop 150/12.5, Irbesartan HCTZ AMNEAL, Irbesartan HCTZ AN 150/12.5, Irbesartan/HCT Sandoz, Irbesartan/HCTZ RBX 150/12.5, KSART HCT 150/12.5, Karvezide 150/12.5, Terry White Chemists Irbesartan HCTZ 30 5 20
irbesartan 300 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan HCTZ, Abisart HCT 300/12.5, Avapro HCT 300/12.5, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ 300/12.5, Chem mart Irbesartan HCTZ, Irbesartan HCT Actavis 300/12.5, Irbesartan HCT GH 300/12.5, Irbesartan HCT Winthrop 300/12.5, Irbesartan HCTZ AMNEAL, Irbesartan HCTZ AN 300/12.5, Irbesartan/HCT Sandoz, Irbesartan/HCTZ RBX 300/12.5, KSART HCT 300/12.5, Karvezide 300/12.5, Terry White Chemists Irbesartan HCTZ 30 5 20
irbesartan 300 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan HCTZ, Abisart HCT 300/25, Avapro HCT 300/25, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ 300/25, Chem mart Irbesartan HCTZ, Irbesartan HCT Actavis 300/25, Irbesartan HCT GH 300/25, Irbesartan HCT Winthrop 300/25, Irbesartan HCTZ AMNEAL, Irbesartan HCTZ AN 300/25, Irbesartan/HCT Sandoz, Irbesartan/HCTZ RBX 300/25, KSART HCT 300/25, Karvezide 300/25, Terry White Chemists Irbesartan HCTZ 30 5 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE isosorbide mononitrate 120 mg modified release tablet, 30 Imdur 120 mg, Monodur 120 mg 30 5 20
isosorbide mononitrate 60 mg modified release tablet, 30 Chem mart Isosorbide Mononitrate, Duride, GenRx Isosorbide Mononitrate, Imdur Durule, Isomonit, Isosorbide AN, Monodur 60 mg, Terry White Chemists Isosorbide Mononitrate 30 5 20
ISOTRETINOIN isotretinoin 10 mg capsule, 60 APO-Isotretinoin, Dermatane, Isotretinoin AN, Oratane, Roaccutane, Rocta 10 60 3 20
isotretinoin 20 mg capsule, 60 APO-Isotretinoin, Dermatane, Isotretinoin AN, Isotretinoin SCP 20, Oratane, Roaccutane, Rocta 20 60 3 20
isotretinoin 40 mg capsule, 30 Dermatane, Oratane 30 3 20
IVABRADINE ivabradine 5 mg tablet, 56 Coralan 56 5 20
ivabradine 7.5 mg tablet, 56 Coralan 56 5 20