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
PANTOPRAZOLE pantoprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Pantoprazole, APOTEX-Pantoprazole, Chem mart Pantoprazole, Ozpan, Panthron, Panto, Pantofast 20, Pantoprazole AN, Pantoprazole GH, Pantoprazole Sandoz, Salpraz, Somac, Sozol, Terry White Chemists Pantoprazole 30 5 20
pantoprazole 40 mg enteric coated granules, 30 sachets Somac 30 2 20
pantoprazole 40 mg enteric coated granules, 30 sachets Somac 30 5 20
pantoprazole 40 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Pantoprazole, APOTEX-Pantoprazole, Chem mart Pantoprazole, I-Pantoprazole, Ozpan, Panthron, Panto, Pantofast 40, Pantoprazole AN, Pantoprazole Actavis, Pantoprazole GH, Pantoprazole Sandoz, Salpraz, Somac, Sozol, Terry White Chemists Pantoprazole, Topra 40 30 2 20
pantoprazole 40 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Pantoprazole, APOTEX-Pantoprazole, Chem mart Pantoprazole, I-Pantoprazole, Ozpan, Panthron, Panto, Pantofast 40, Pantoprazole AN, Pantoprazole Actavis, Pantoprazole GH, Pantoprazole Sandoz, Salpraz, Somac, Sozol, Terry White Chemists Pantoprazole, Topra 40 30 5 20
PARACETAMOL paracetamol 500 mg tablet, 100 APO-Paracetamol, Febridol, Generic Health Pty Ltd, Panamax, Paracetamol (Sandoz), Paralgin, Parapane 300 0 20
paracetamol 665 mg modified release tablet, 96 Osteomol 665 Paracetamol 192 5 20
paracetamol 665 mg tablet: modified release, 192 Osteomol 665 Paracetamol 192 5 20
PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56], 4 x 28 Viekira Pak 1 2 20
PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack Viekira Pak-RBV 1 2 20
paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack Viekira Pak-RBV 1 5 20
paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack Viekira Pak-RBV 1 2 20
paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack Viekira Pak-RBV 1 5 20
PAROXETINE paroxetine 20 mg tablet, 30 Aropax, Chem mart Paroxetine, Extine 20, GenRx Paroxetine, Paroxetine AN, Paroxetine GH, Paroxetine Sandoz, Paxtine, Roxet 20, Terry White Chemists Paroxetine 30 5 20
PAZOPANIB pazopanib 200 mg tablet, 30 Votrient 30 5 20
pazopanib 200 mg tablet, 90 Votrient 90 2 20
pazopanib 200 mg tablet, 90 Votrient 90 5 20
pazopanib 400 mg tablet, 30 Votrient 30 5 20
pazopanib 400 mg tablet, 60 Votrient 60 2 20
pazopanib 400 mg tablet, 60 Votrient 60 5 20
PERAMPANEL perampanel 10 mg tablet, 28 Fycompa 28 5 20
perampanel 12 mg tablet, 28 Fycompa 28 5 20
perampanel 4 mg tablet, 28 Fycompa 28 5 20
perampanel 6 mg tablet, 28 Fycompa 28 5 20
perampanel 8 mg tablet, 28 Fycompa 28 5 20
PERHEXILINE perhexiline maleate 100 mg tablet, 100 Pexsig 100 5 20
PERINDOPRIL perindopril arginine 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril Arginine, Coversyl 10mg, PREXUM 10 30 5 20
perindopril arginine 2.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril Arginine, Coversyl 2.5mg, PREXUM 2.5 30 5 20
perindopril arginine 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril Arginine, Coversyl 5mg, PREXUM 5 30 5 20
perindopril erbumine 2 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril, Blooms the Chemist Perindopril, Chem mart Perindopril, Idaprex 2, Indosyl Mono 2, Perindo, Perindopril AN, Perindopril Actavis 2, Terry White Chemists Perindopril 30 5 20
perindopril erbumine 4 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril, Blooms the Chemist Perindopril, Chem mart Perindopril, Idaprex 4, Indosyl Mono 4, Perindo, Perindopril AN, Perindopril Actavis 4, Perindopril CH, Perindopril generichealth, Terry White Chemists Perindopril 30 5 20
perindopril erbumine 8 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril, Blooms the Chemist Perindopril, Chem mart Perindopril, Idaprex 8, Indosyl Mono 8, Perindo, Perindopril AN, Perindopril Actavis 8, Perindopril CH, Perindopril generichealth, Terry White Chemists Perindopril 30 5 20
PERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE perindopril arginine 10 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril Arginine/Amlodipine 10/10, Coveram 10/10, Reaptan 10/10 30 5 20
perindopril arginine 10 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril Arginine/Amlodipine 10/5, Coveram 10/5, Reaptan 10/5 30 5 20
perindopril arginine 5 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril Arginine/Amlodipine 5/10, Coveram 5/10, Reaptan 5/10 30 5 20
perindopril arginine 5 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Perindopril Arginine/Amlodipine 5/5, Coveram 5/5, Reaptan 5/5 30 5 20
PERINDOPRIL + INDAPAMIDE perindopril arginine 2.5 mg + indapamide hemihydrate 625 microgram tablet, 30 Coversyl Plus LD 2.5mg/0.625mg, PREXUM Combi LD 2.5/0.625 30 5 20
perindopril arginine 5 mg + indapamide hemihydrate 1.25 mg tablet, 30 Coversyl Plus 5mg/1.25mg, Prexum Combi 5/1.25 30 5 20
perindopril erbumine 4 mg + indapamide hemihydrate 1.25 mg tablet, 30 Chem mart Perindopril/ Indapamide 4/1.25, GenRx Perindopril/ Indapamide 4/1.25, Idaprex Combi 4/1.25, Indosyl Combi 4/1.25, Perindo Combi 4/1.25, Perindopril Combi Actavis 4/1.25, Perindopril and Indapamide AN 4/1.25, Perindopril and Indapamide CH 4/1.25, Perindopril/ Indapamide GH 4/1.25, Terry White Chemists Perindopril/ Indapamide 4/1.25 30 5 20
PHENOBARBITONE phenobarbitone 30 mg tablet, 200 Phenobarb 200 4 20
PHENOXYBENZAMINE phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride 10 mg capsule, 100 Dibenyline, Dibenzyline 100 5 20
PHENYTOIN phenytoin 50 mg chewable tablet, 200 Dilantin Infatabs 200 2 20
phenytoin sodium 100 mg capsule, 200 Dilantin Sodium 200 2 20
phenytoin sodium 30 mg capsule, 200 Dilantin Sodium 200 2 20
PINDOLOL pindolol 5 mg tablet, 100 Barbloc 5 100 5 20
PIOGLITAZONE pioglitazone 45 mg tablet, 28 APOTEX-Pioglitazone, Acpio 45, Actaze, Actos, Chem mart Pioglitazone, Pioglitazone AN, Pioglitazone Sandoz, Pizaccord, Prioten 45, Terry White Chemists Pioglitazone, Vexazone 28 5 20
PIRFENIDONE pirfenidone 267 mg capsule, 270 Esbriet 270 5 20
PIZOTIFEN pizotifen 500 microgram tablet, 100 Sandomigran 0.5 100 2 20
PONATINIB ponatinib 15 mg tablet, 60 Iclusig 60 2 20
ponatinib 15 mg tablet, 60 Iclusig 60 5 20
ponatinib 45 mg tablet, 30 Iclusig 30 2 20
ponatinib 45 mg tablet, 30 Iclusig 30 5 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE potassium chloride 600 mg (potassium 8 mmol) modified release tablet, 100 Duro-K, Slow-K 200 1 20
potassium chloride 600 mg (potassium 8 mmol) modified release tablet, 200 Span-K 200 1 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE + POTASSIUM BICARBONATE + POTASSIUM CARBONATE potassium chloride 595 mg + potassium bicarbonate 384 mg + potassium carbonate 152 mg effervescent tablet, 60 Chlorvescent 60 1 20
PRAMIPEXOLE pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 1.5 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Pramipexole ER, Pramipexole XR GP, SIMIPEX XR, Sifrol ER 30 5 20
pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 2.25 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Pramipexole ER, Pramipexole XR GP, SIMIPEX XR, Sifrol ER 30 5 20
pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 3 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Pramipexole ER, Pramipexole XR GP, SIMIPEX XR, Sifrol ER 30 5 20
pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 3.75 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Pramipexole ER, Pramipexole XR GP, SIMIPEX XR, Sifrol ER 30 5 20
pramipexole hydrochloride monohydrate 4.5 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Pramipexole ER, Pramipexole XR GP, SIMIPEX XR, Sifrol ER 30 5 20
PRASUGREL prasugrel 10 mg tablet, 28 Effient 28 5 20
prasugrel 5 mg tablet, 28 Effient 28 5 20
PRAVASTATIN pravastatin sodium 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 10, Chem mart Pravastatin, Cholstat 10, Lipostat 10, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 5 20
pravastatin sodium 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 10, Chem mart Pravastatin, Cholstat 10, Lipostat 10, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 11 20
pravastatin sodium 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 20, Chem mart Pravastatin, Cholstat 20, Cholvastin, Lipostat 20, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 5 20
pravastatin sodium 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 20, Chem mart Pravastatin, Cholstat 20, Cholvastin, Lipostat 20, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 11 20
pravastatin sodium 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 40, Chem mart Pravastatin, Cholstat 40, Cholvastin, Lipostat 40, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 5 20
pravastatin sodium 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 40, Chem mart Pravastatin, Cholstat 40, Cholvastin, Lipostat 40, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 11 20
pravastatin sodium 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 80, Chem mart Pravastatin, Lipostat 80, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 5 20
pravastatin sodium 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Pravastatin, Auro-Pravastatin 80, Chem mart Pravastatin, Lipostat 80, Pravachol, Pravastatin AN, Pravastatin Sandoz, Pravastatin generichealth, Terry White Chemists Pravastatin 30 11 20
PRAZOSIN prazosin 1 mg tablet, 100 APO-Prazosin, Chem mart Prazosin, Minipress, Terry White Chemists Prazosin 100 5 20
prazosin 2 mg tablet, 100 APO-Prazosin, Chem mart Prazosin, Minipress, Terry White Chemists Prazosin 100 5 20
prazosin 5 mg tablet, 100 APO-Prazosin, Chem mart Prazosin, Minipress, Terry White Chemists Prazosin 100 5 20
PREGABALIN pregabalin 300 mg capsule, 56 APO-Pregabalin, LYPRALIN, Lyrica, Lyzalon, PREGABALIN-DRLA, Pregabalin APOTEX, Pregabalin GH, Pregabalin Sandoz, Pregabalin-Teva 56 5 20
PRIMIDONE primidone 250 mg tablet, 200 Mysoline 200 2 20
PROBENECID probenecid 500 mg tablet, 100 Pro-Cid 100 5 20
PROPANTHELINE propantheline bromide 15 mg tablet, 100 Pro-Banthine 200 5 20
PROPRANOLOL propranolol hydrochloride 10 mg tablet, 100 APO-Propranolol, Deralin 10, Inderal 100 5 20
propranolol hydrochloride 160 mg tablet, 50 Deralin 160 50 5 20
propranolol hydrochloride 40 mg tablet, 100 APO-Propranolol, Deralin 40, Inderal 100 5 20