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
OESTRADIOL oestradiol 0.1% (1 mg/g) gel, 28 x 1 g sachets Sandrena 1 5 20
oestradiol 100 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 100 1 5 20
oestradiol 100 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estraderm MX 100, Estradot 100 1 5 20
oestradiol 2 mg tablet, 56 Zumenon 56 2 20
oestradiol 25 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 25 1 5 20
oestradiol 25 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estraderm MX 25, Estradot 25 1 5 20
oestradiol 37.5 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estradot 37.5 1 5 20
oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 50 1 5 20
oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estraderm MX 50, Estradot 50 1 5 20
oestradiol 75 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 75 1 5 20
oestradiol 75 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estradot 75 1 5 20
oestradiol valerate 1 mg tablet, 56 Progynova 56 2 20
oestradiol valerate 2 mg tablet, 56 Progynova 56 2 20
OESTRADIOL (&) OESTRADIOL + DYDROGESTERONE oestradiol 1 mg tablet [14] (&) oestradiol 1 mg + dydrogesterone 10 mg tablet [14], 1 pack Femoston 1/10 1 5 20
oestradiol 2 mg tablet [14] (&) oestradiol 2 mg + dydrogesterone 10 mg tablet [14], 1 pack Femoston 2/10 1 5 20
OESTRADIOL + DYDROGESTERONE oestradiol 1 mg + dydrogesterone 5 mg tablet, 28 Femoston-Conti 28 5 20
OESTRADIOL + NORETHISTERONE ACETATE oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours + norethisterone acetate 140 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estalis continuous 50/140 1 5 20
oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours + norethisterone acetate 250 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estalis continuous 50/250 1 5 20
OLMESARTAN + AMLODIPINE + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 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 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 40 mg + amlodipine 5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 Sevikar HCT 40/5/12.5 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 olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan - MYL, Olmetec 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan - MYL, Olmetec 30 5 20
OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL + AMLODIPINE olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan/Amlodipine - MYL 20/5, Sevikar 20/5 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan/Amlodipine - MYL 40/10, Sevikar 40/10 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan/Amlodipine - MYL 40/5, Sevikar 40/5 30 5 20
OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan HCT - MYL 20/12.5, Olmetec Plus 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan HCT - MYL 40/12.5, Olmetec Plus 30 5 20
olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 30 Olmesartan HCT - MYL 40/25, Olmetec Plus 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 capsule, 30 APO-Omeprazole, Maxor, Omeprazole Sandoz, Pemzo, Pharmacor Omeprazole 20, Probitor 30 1 20
omeprazole 20 mg capsule, 30 APO-Omeprazole, Maxor, Omeprazole Sandoz, Pemzo, Pharmacor Omeprazole 20, Probitor 30 5 20
omeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Omeprazole, Acimax Tablets, Chem mart Omeprazole, Losec Tablets, Meprazol, Omepral, Omeprazole AN, Omeprazole RBX, Omeprazole Sandoz, Omeprazole generichealth, Ozmep, 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 RBX, Omeprazole Sandoz, Omeprazole generichealth, Ozmep, Terry White Chemists Omeprazole 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 3.9 mg/24 hours patch, 8 Oxytrol 1 5 20
oxybutynin hydrochloride 5 mg tablet, 100 Ditropan, Oxybutynin Sandoz 100 5 20