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
SALCATONIN salcatonin 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 1 mL ampoules Miacalcic 100 15 5 20
SAPROPTERIN sapropterin dihydrochloride 100 mg soluble tablet, 30 Kuvan 180 0 20
sapropterin dihydrochloride 100 mg soluble tablet, 30 Kuvan 180 5 20
SAXAGLIPTIN saxagliptin 2.5 mg tablet, 28 Onglyza 28 5 20
saxagliptin 5 mg tablet, 28 Onglyza 28 5 20
SAXAGLIPTIN + METFORMIN saxagliptin 2.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g modified release tablet, 56 Kombiglyze XR 2.5/1000 56 5 20
saxagliptin 5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g modified release tablet, 28 Kombiglyze XR 5/1000 28 5 20
saxagliptin 5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet, 28 Kombiglyze XR 5/500 28 5 20
SECUKINUMAB secukinumab 150 mg/mL injection, 1 mL injection device Cosentyx 1 5 20
secukinumab 150 mg/mL injection, 2 x 1 mL injection devices Cosentyx 2 5 20
SELEGILINE selegiline hydrochloride 5 mg tablet, 100 Eldepryl, Selgene 100 5 20
SERTRALINE sertraline 100 mg tablet, 30 APO-Sertraline, Auro-Sertraline 100, Chem mart Sertraline, Eleva 100, Sertra 100, Sertracor 100, Sertraline AN, Sertraline Sandoz, Sertraline generichealth, Setrona, Terry White Chemists Sertraline, Zoloft 30 5 20
sertraline 50 mg tablet, 30 APO-Sertraline, Auro-Sertraline 50, Chem mart Sertraline, Eleva 50, Sertra 50, Sertracor 50, Sertraline AN, Sertraline Sandoz, Sertraline generichealth, Setrona, Terry White Chemists Sertraline, Zoloft 30 5 20
SEVELAMER sevelamer hydrochloride 800 mg tablet, 180 Renagel 180 5 20
SIMVASTATIN simvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 10, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 10, Ransim, Simvacor 10, Simvar 10, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 10, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 5 20
simvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 10, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 10, Ransim, Simvacor 10, Simvar 10, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 10, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 11 20
simvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 20, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 20, Ransim, Simvacor 20, Simvar 20, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 20, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 5 20
simvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 20, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 20, Ransim, Simvacor 20, Simvar 20, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 20, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 11 20
simvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 40, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 40, Ransim, Simvacor 40, Simvar 40, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 40, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 5 20
simvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 40, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 40, Ransim, Simvacor 40, Simvar 40, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 40, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 11 20
simvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 Simvastatin Sandoz, Zimstat 30 5 20
simvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 Simvastatin Sandoz, Zimstat 30 11 20
simvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 80, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 80, Ransim, Simvacor 80, Simvar 80, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 80, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 5 20
simvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Simvastatin, Auro-Simvastatin 80, Chem mart Simvastatin, Lipex 80, Ransim, Simvacor 80, Simvar 80, Simvastatin AN, Simvastatin Sandoz, Simvastatin generichealth, Simvastatin-GA 80, Terry White Chemists Simvastatin, Zimstat, Zocor 30 11 20
SITAGLIPTIN sitagliptin 100 mg tablet, 28 Januvia 28 5 20
sitagliptin 25 mg tablet, 28 Januvia 28 5 20
sitagliptin 50 mg tablet, 28 Januvia 28 5 20
SITAGLIPTIN + METFORMIN sitagliptin 100 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet: modified release, 28 Janumet XR 28 5 20
sitagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g modified release tablet, 56 Janumet XR 56 5 20
sitagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 56 Janumet 56 5 20
sitagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 56 Janumet 56 5 20
sitagliptin 50 mg + metformin hydrochloride 850 mg tablet, 56 Janumet 56 5 20
SODIUM AUROTHIOMALATE sodium aurothiomalate 20 mg/0.5 mL injection, 10 x 0.5 mL ampoules Myocrisin 10 1 20
sodium aurothiomalate 50 mg/0.5 mL injection, 10 x 0.5 mL ampoules Myocrisin 10 1 20
SOFOSBUVIR sofosbuvir 400 mg tablet, 28 Sovaldi 28 2 20
sofosbuvir 400 mg tablet, 28 Sovaldi 28 5 20
SORAFENIB sorafenib 200 mg tablet, 60 Nexavar 120 2 20
sorafenib 200 mg tablet, 60 Nexavar 120 5 20
SPIRONOLACTONE spironolactone 100 mg tablet, 100 Aldactone, Spiractin 100 100 5 20
spironolactone 25 mg tablet, 100 Aldactone, Spiractin 25 100 5 20
SUCRALFATE sucralfate 1 g tablet, 120 Carafate 120 2 20
SULFASALAZINE SULFASALAZINE Tablet 500 mg (enteric coated), 100 Pyralin EN, Salazopyrin-EN 200 5 20
SULFASALAZINE Tablet 500 mg (enteric coated), 100 Pyralin EN, Salazopyrin-EN 200 11 20
sulfasalazine 500 mg tablet, 100 Salazopyrin 200 5 20
sulfasalazine 500 mg tablet, 100 Salazopyrin 200 11 20
SULTHIAME sulthiame 200 mg tablet, 200 Ospolot 200 2 20
sulthiame 50 mg tablet, 200 Ospolot 200 2 20
SUNITINIB sunitinib 12.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 1 20
sunitinib 12.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 2 20
sunitinib 12.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 3 20
sunitinib 12.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 5 20
sunitinib 25 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 1 20
sunitinib 25 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 2 20
sunitinib 25 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 3 20
sunitinib 25 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 5 20
sunitinib 37.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 1 20
sunitinib 37.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 2 20
sunitinib 37.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 3 20
sunitinib 37.5 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 5 20
sunitinib 50 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 1 20
sunitinib 50 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 2 20
sunitinib 50 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 3 20
sunitinib 50 mg capsule, 28 Sutent 28 5 20