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
OLAPARIB olaparib 150 mg tablet, 2 x 56 Lynparza 112 5 20
olaparib 50 mg capsule, 4 x 112 Lynparza 448 5 20
olaparib 100 mg tablet, 2 x 56 Lynparza 112 5 20
OLMESARTAN olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan, OLMERTAN, Olmesartan - MYL, Olmesartan AN, Olmesartan Sandoz, Olmetec, Pharmacor Olmesartan 20 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan, OLMERTAN, Olmesartan - MYL, Olmesartan AN, Olmesartan Sandoz, Olmetec, Pharmacor Olmesartan 40 30 5 20
OLMESARTAN + AMLODIPINE + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 10 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 Sevikar HCT 40/10/12.5 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 10 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 30 Sevikar HCT 40/10/25 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg + amlodipine 5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 Sevikar HCT 20/5/12.5 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 30 Sevikar HCT 40/5/25 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 Sevikar HCT 40/5/12.5 30 5 20
OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL + AMLODIPINE olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan/Amlodipine 40/10, Olmesartan/Amlodipine - MYL 40/10, Sevikar 40/10 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan/Amlodipine 20/5, Olmesartan/Amlodipine - MYL 20/5, Sevikar 20/5 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan/Amlodipine 40/5, Olmesartan/Amlodipine - MYL 40/5, Sevikar 40/5 30 5 20
OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan/HCTZ 40/25, OLMERTAN COMBI 40/25, Olmesartan HCT - MYL 40/25, Olmesartan HCT AN 40/25, Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz, Olmetec Plus, Pharmacor Olmesartan HCTZ 40/25 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan/HCTZ 20/12.5, OLMERTAN COMBI 20/12.5, Olmesartan HCT - MYL 20/12.5, Olmesartan HCT AN 20/12.5, Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz, Olmetec Plus, Pharmacor Olmesartan HCTZ 20/12.5 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Olmesartan/HCTZ 40/12.5, OLMERTAN COMBI 40/12.5, Olmesartan HCT - MYL 40/12.5, Olmesartan HCT AN 40/12.5, Olmesartan/HCT Sandoz, Olmetec Plus, Pharmacor Olmesartan HCTZ 40/12.5 30 5 20
OLSALAZINE olsalazine sodium 250 mg capsule, 100 Dipentum 100 5 20
olsalazine sodium 500 mg tablet, 100 Dipentum 100 5 20
OMEPRAZOLE omeprazole 10 mg enteric tablet, 30 Losec Tablets 30 5 20
omeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Omeprazole, Acimax Tablets, Chem mart Omeprazole, Losec Tablets, Meprazol, Omepral, Omeprazole AN, Omeprazole Sandoz, Omeprazole generichealth, Ozmep, Pharmacor Omeprazole, Terry White Chemists Omeprazole 30 1 20
omeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Omeprazole, Acimax Tablets, Chem mart Omeprazole, Losec Tablets, Meprazol, Omepral, Omeprazole AN, Omeprazole Sandoz, Omeprazole generichealth, Ozmep, Pharmacor Omeprazole, Terry White Chemists Omeprazole 30 5 20
omeprazole 20 mg enteric capsule, 30 APO-Omeprazole, Maxor, Omeprazole Sandoz, Pemzo, Pharmacor Omeprazole 20, Probitor 30 1 20
omeprazole 20 mg enteric capsule, 30 APO-Omeprazole, Maxor, Omeprazole Sandoz, Pemzo, Pharmacor Omeprazole 20, Probitor 30 5 20
OXCARBAZEPINE oxcarbazepine 600 mg tablet, 100 Trileptal 100 5 20
OXPRENOLOL oxprenolol hydrochloride 40 mg tablet, 100 Corbeton 40 100 5 20
OXYBUTYNIN oxybutynin hydrochloride 5 mg tablet, 100 Ditropan, Oxybutynin Sandoz 100 5 20
oxybutynin 3.9 mg/24 hours patch, 8 Oxytrol 1 5 20