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
RABEPRAZOLE rabeprazole sodium 10 mg enteric tablet, 28 APO-Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Parzol 10, Prabez, Rabeprazole AN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Rabeprazole generichealth, Rabeprazole-DRLA, Razit 10 28 5 20
rabeprazole sodium 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Rabeprazole, Chem mart Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Parzol 20, Prabez, Rabeprazole AN, Rabeprazole Actavis 20, Rabeprazole SUN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Rabeprazole generichealth, Rabeprazole-DRLA, Razit 20, Terry White Chemists Rabeprazole, Zabep 30 2 20
rabeprazole sodium 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Rabeprazole, Chem mart Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Parzol 20, Prabez, Rabeprazole AN, Rabeprazole Actavis 20, Rabeprazole SUN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Rabeprazole generichealth, Rabeprazole-DRLA, Razit 20, Terry White Chemists Rabeprazole, Zabep 30 5 20
RALOXIFENE raloxifene hydrochloride 60 mg tablet, 28 APO-Raloxifene, Chem mart Raloxifene, Evifyne, Evista, Fixta 60, Raloxifene AN, Terry White Chemists Raloxifene 28 5 20
RAMIPRIL ramipril 1.25 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 1.25, Vascalace Caps 1.25 30 5 20
ramipril 1.25 mg tablet, 30 Ramace 1.25 mg, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Tritace 1.25 mg, Tryzan Tabs 1.25, Vascalace 1.25 30 5 20
ramipril 10 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Prilace 10, Ramace 10 mg, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Ramipril generichealth, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace 10 mg, Tryzan Caps 10, Vascalace Caps 10 30 5 20
ramipril 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace, Tryzan Tabs 10, Vascalace 10 30 5 20
ramipril 2.5 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Ramipril generichealth, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 2.5, Vascalace Caps 2.5 30 5 20
ramipril 2.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Prilace 2.5, Ramace 2.5 mg, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace 2.5 mg, Tryzan Tabs 2.5, Vascalace 2.5 30 5 20
ramipril 5 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Ramipril generichealth, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 5, Vascalace Caps 5 30 5 20
ramipril 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Prilace 5, Ramace 5 mg, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace 5 mg, Tryzan Tabs 5, Vascalace 5 30 5 20
RAMIPRIL + FELODIPINE ramipril 2.5 mg + felodipine 2.5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Triasyn 2.5/2.5 30 5 20
ramipril 5 mg + felodipine 5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Triasyn 5.0/5.0 30 5 20
RANITIDINE ranitidine 150 mg effervescent tablet, 30 Zantac 60 5 20
ranitidine 150 mg tablet, 60 APO-Ranitidine, Ausran, Chem mart Ranitidine, Rani 2, Ranitidine AN, Ranitidine GH, Ranitidine Sandoz, Terry White Chemists Ranitidine, Ulcaid, Zantac 60 5 20
ranitidine 150 mg/10 mL oral liquid, 300 mL Zantac Syrup 2 5 20
ranitidine 300 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ranitidine, Ausran, Chem mart Ranitidine, Rani 2, Ranitidine GH, Ranitidine Sandoz, Terry White Chemists Ranitidine, Zantac 30 5 20
RASAGILINE RASAGILINE Tablet 1 mg (as mesilate), 30 Azilect 30 5 20
REBOXETINE reboxetine 4 mg tablet, 60 Edronax 60 5 20
RIBAVIRIN ribavirin 200 mg tablet, 28 Ibavyr 28 5 20
ribavirin 400 mg tablet, 28 Ibavyr 28 2 20
ribavirin 400 mg tablet, 28 Ibavyr 28 5 20
ribavirin 600 mg tablet, 28 Ibavyr 28 2 20
ribavirin 600 mg tablet, 28 Ibavyr 28 5 20
RIFAXIMIN rifaximin 550 mg tablet, 56 Xifaxan 56 5 20
RILUZOLE riluzole 50 mg tablet, 56 APO-Riluzole, Pharmacor Riluzole, Rilutek, Riluzole Sandoz, Riluzole Winthrop 56 5 20
RISEDRONATE RISEDRONATE SODIUM Tablet 35 mg (enteric coated), 4 Actonel EC 4 5 20
risedronate sodium 150 mg tablet, 1 APO-Risedronate, ATELVIA ONCE-A-MONTH, Acris Once-a-Month, Actonel Once-a-Month, Chem mart Risedronate, Terry White Chemists Risedronate 1 5 20
risedronate sodium 30 mg tablet, 28 Actonel 28 1 20
risedronate sodium 35 mg tablet, 4 APO-Risedronate, Acris Once-a-Week, Risedro once a week, Risedronate AN, Risedronate Sandoz, Risedronate-GA 4 5 20
risedronate sodium 5 mg tablet, 28 Actonel 28 5 20
RISEDRONATE (&) CALCIUM CARBONATE RISEDRONATE SODIUM and CALCIUM CARBONATE Pack containing 4 enteric coated tablets risedronate sodium 35 mg and 24 tablets calcium carbonate 1.25 g (equivalent to 500 mg calcium), 1 Actonel EC Combi 1 5 20
risedronate sodium 35 mg tablet [4] (&) calcium (as carbonate) 500 mg tablet [24], 28 Acris Combi 1 5 20
RISEDRONATE (&) CALCIUM CARBONATE + COLECALCIFEROL RISEDRONATE SODIUM and CALCIUM CARBONATE with COLECALCIFEROL Pack containing 4 enteric coated tablets risedronate sodium 35 mg and 24 sachets containing granules of calcium carbonate 2.5 g (equivalent to 1 g calcium) with colecalciferol 22 micrograms, 1 Actonel EC Combi D 1 5 20
RIVAROXABAN rivaroxaban 15 mg tablet, 28 Xarelto 28 5 20
rivaroxaban 20 mg tablet, 28 Xarelto 28 5 20
RIVASTIGMINE rivastigmine 1.5 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 13.3 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 15 30 5 20
rivastigmine 3 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 4.5 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 4.6 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 5, Rivastigmelon Patch 5 30 5 20
rivastigmine 6 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 9.5 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 10, Rivastigmelon Patch 10 30 5 20
ROSIGLITAZONE rosiglitazone 8 mg tablet, 28 Avandia 28 5 20
ROSIGLITAZONE + METFORMIN rosiglitazone 2 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 56 Avandamet 56 5 20
rosiglitazone 2 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 56 Avandamet 56 5 20
rosiglitazone 4 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 56 Avandamet 56 5 20
rosiglitazone 4 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 56 Avandamet 56 5 20
ROSUVASTATIN rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 10, Rostor 10, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin Actavis 10, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 10, Rostor 10, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin Actavis 10, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 20, Rostor 20, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin Actavis 20, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 20, Rostor 20, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin Actavis 20, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 40, Rostor 40, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin Actavis 40, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 40, Rostor 40, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin Actavis 40, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 5, Rostor 5, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 5, Rostor 5, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin GH, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
ROSUVASTATIN (&) EZETIMIBE rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30], 1 pack Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30], 1 pack Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30 tablets], 1 pack Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30], 1 pack Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
ROTIGOTINE rotigotine 2 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 4 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 6 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
RUXOLITINIB ruxolitinib 10 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 10 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20
ruxolitinib 15 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 15 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20
ruxolitinib 20 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 20 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20
ruxolitinib 5 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 112 0 20
ruxolitinib 5 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 112 5 20