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
NAFARELIN nafarelin 200 microgram/actuation nasal spray, 60 actuations Synarel 1 5 20
NAPROXEN naproxen 1 g modified release tablet, 28 Naprosyn SR1000, Proxen SR 1000 28 0 20
naproxen 1 g modified release tablet, 28 Naprosyn SR1000, Proxen SR 1000 28 3 20
naproxen 750 mg modified release tablet, 28 Naprosyn SR750, Proxen SR 750 28 0 20
naproxen 750 mg modified release tablet, 28 Naprosyn SR750, Proxen SR 750 28 3 20
NEBIVOLOL nebivolol 1.25 mg tablet, 28 Nebilet 56 5 20
nebivolol 10 mg tablet, 28 Nebilet 28 5 20
nebivolol 5 mg tablet, 28 Nebilet 28 5 20
NICORANDIL nicorandil 10 mg tablet, 60 Ikorel, Ikotab 1 5 20
nicorandil 20 mg tablet, 60 Ikorel, Ikotab 1 5 20
NIFEDIPINE nifedipine 10 mg tablet, 60 Adalat 10, Adefin 10 60 5 20
nifedipine 20 mg modified release tablet, 30 Adalat Oros 20mg 30 5 20
nifedipine 20 mg tablet, 60 Adalat 20, Adefin 20 60 5 20
nifedipine 30 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Nifedipine XR, Adalat Oros 30, Addos XR 30, Adefin XL 30 30 5 20
nifedipine 60 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Nifedipine XR, Adalat Oros 60, Addos XR 60, Adefin XL 60 30 5 20
NILOTINIB NILOTINIB Capsule 150 mg (as hydrochloride monohydrate), 120 Tasigna 120 5 20
NILOTINIB Capsule 200 mg (as hydrochloride monohydrate), 120 Tasigna 120 5 20
NILUTAMIDE nilutamide 150 mg tablet, 30 Anandron 30 5 20
NINTEDANIB nintedanib 100 mg capsule, 60 Ofev 60 5 20
nintedanib 150 mg capsule, 60 Ofev 60 5 20
NIZATIDINE nizatidine 150 mg capsule, 60 Nizac, Tacidine, Tazac 60 5 20
nizatidine 300 mg capsule, 30 Nizac, Tacidine, Tazac 30 5 20
NORETHISTERONE norethisterone 350 microgram tablet, 4 x 28 Noriday 28 Day 4 2 20
NORETHISTERONE + ETHINYLOESTRADIOL norethisterone 1 mg + ethinyloestradiol 35 microgram tablet [21] (&) inert substance tablet [7], 4 x 28 Brevinor-1, Norimin-1 28 Day 4 2 20
norethisterone 500 microgram + ethinyloestradiol 35 microgram tablet [21] (&) inert substance tablet [7], 4 x 28 Brevinor, Norimin 28 Day 4 2 20
NORETHISTERONE + MESTRANOL norethisterone 1 mg + mestranol 50 microgram tablet [21] (&) inert substance tablet [7], 4 x 28 Norinyl-1/28 4 2 20
NORETHISTERONE ACETATE + OESTRADIOL (&) OESTRADIOL oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours patch [4] (&) oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours + norethisterone acetate 140 microgram/24 hours patch [4], 1 pack Estalis sequi 50/140 1 5 20
oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours patch [4] (&) oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours + norethisterone acetate 250 microgram/24 hours patch [4], 1 pack Estalis sequi 50/250 1 5 20