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 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Rabeprazole, Chem mart Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Parzol 20, Rabeprazole AN, Rabeprazole SUN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Rabeprazole-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rabeprazole, Zabep 30 2 20
rabeprazole sodium 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Rabeprazole, Chem mart Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Parzol 20, Rabeprazole AN, Rabeprazole SUN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Rabeprazole-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rabeprazole, Zabep 30 5 20
rabeprazole sodium 10 mg enteric tablet, 28 APO-Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Parzol 10, Rabeprazole AN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Rabeprazole-DRLA 28 5 20
RALOXIFENE raloxifene hydrochloride 60 mg tablet, 28 APO-Raloxifene, Evifyne, Evista, Fixta 60, Raloxifene AMNEAL, Raloxifene AN 28 5 20
RALTEGRAVIR raltegravir 600 mg tablet, 60 Isentress HD 120 5 20
RAMIPRIL ramipril 1.25 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 1.25 30 5 20
ramipril 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace, Tryzan Tabs 10 30 5 20
ramipril 5 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 5 30 5 20
ramipril 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Ramace 5 mg, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace 5 mg, Tryzan Tabs 5 30 5 20
ramipril 10 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Ramace 10 mg, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace 10 mg, Tryzan Caps 10 30 5 20
ramipril 1.25 mg tablet, 30 Ramace 1.25 mg, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Tritace 1.25 mg, Tryzan Tabs 1.25 30 5 20
ramipril 2.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Ramace 2.5 mg, Ramipril AN, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tritace 2.5 mg, Tryzan Tabs 2.5 30 5 20
ramipril 2.5 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Chem mart Ramipril, Terry White Chemists Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 2.5 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 1 mg tablet, 30 Azilect 30 5 20
REBOXETINE reboxetine 4 mg tablet, 60 Edronax 60 5 20
RIBAVIRIN ribavirin 600 mg tablet, 28 Ibavyr 28 2 20
ribavirin 600 mg tablet, 28 Ibavyr 28 5 20
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
RIBOCICLIB ribociclib 200 mg tablet, 63 Kisqali 63 5 20
ribociclib 200 mg tablet, 21 Kisqali 21 5 20
ribociclib 200 mg tablet, 42 Kisqali 42 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 56 5 20
RISEDRONATE risedronate sodium 5 mg tablet, 28 Actonel 28 5 20
risedronate sodium 150 mg tablet, 1 APO-Risedronate, ATELVIA ONCE-A-MONTH, Acris Once-a-Month, Actonel Once-a-Month 1 5 20
risedronate sodium 35 mg tablet, 4 APO-Risedronate, Acris Once-a-Week, Risedro once a week, Risedronate AN, Risedronate Sandoz 4 5 20
risedronate sodium 30 mg tablet, 28 Actonel 28 1 20
risedronate sodium 35 mg enteric tablet, 4 Actonel EC 4 5 20
RISEDRONATE (&) CALCIUM CARBONATE risedronate sodium 35 mg tablet [4] (&) calcium (as carbonate) 500 mg tablet [24], 28 Acris Combi 1 5 20
RIVAROXABAN rivaroxaban 20 mg tablet, 28 Xarelto 28 5 20
rivaroxaban 15 mg tablet, 28 Xarelto 28 5 20
RIVASTIGMINE rivastigmine 4.6 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 5, Rivastigmelon Patch 5 30 5 20
rivastigmine 13.3 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 15, Rivastigmelon Patch 15 30 5 20
rivastigmine 1.5 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 6 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 3 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 4.5 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 + METFORMIN 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 2 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 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 20, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 20, Rostor 20, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 20, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 20, Rostor 20, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 40, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 40, Rostor 40, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 40, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 40, Rostor 40, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 5, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 5, Rostor 5, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 5, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 5, Rostor 5, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 10, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 10, Rostor 10, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Rosuvastatin, BTC Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Chem mart Rosuvastatin, Crestor, Crosuva 10, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 10, Rostor 10, Rosuvastatin AMNEAL, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz, Rosuvastatin generichealth, Rosuvastatin-DRLA, Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin 30 11 20
ROSUVASTATIN (&) EZETIMIBE rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30 tablets], 1 pack Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+40mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30], 1 pack Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+5mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30], 1 pack Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+20mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet [30] (&) ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30], 1 pack Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+10mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
ROTIGOTINE rotigotine 6 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 2 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 8 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 4 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
RUXOLITINIB 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
ruxolitinib 15 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 15 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20
ruxolitinib 10 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 10 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20