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
TAMOXIFEN tamoxifen 10 mg tablet, 60 Genox 10 60 5 20
tamoxifen 20 mg tablet, 30 Genox 20, Nolvadex-D 30 5 20
tamoxifen 20 mg tablet, 30 Nolvadex-D 60 5 20
tamoxifen 20 mg tablet, 60 GenRx Tamoxifen, Genox 20, Tamosin, Tamoxifen Sandoz 60 5 20
TELMISARTAN telmisartan 40 mg tablet, 28 APO-Telmisartan, Chem mart Telmisartan, Micardis, Mizart, Pharmacor Telmisartan 40, Telmisartan AN, Telmisartan GH, Telmisartan Sandoz, Telmisartan-DRLA, Teltartan, Terry White Chemists Telmisartan 28 5 20
telmisartan 80 mg tablet, 28 APO-Telmisartan, Chem mart Telmisartan, Micardis, Mizart, Pharmacor Telmisartan 80, Telmisartan AN, Telmisartan GH, Telmisartan Sandoz, Telmisartan-DRLA, Teltartan, Terry White Chemists Telmisartan 28 5 20
TELMISARTAN + AMLODIPINE telmisartan 40 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 28 Pritor/Amlodipine, Twynsta 28 5 20
telmisartan 40 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 28 Pritor/Amlodipine, Twynsta 28 5 20
telmisartan 80 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 28 Pritor/Amlodipine, Twynsta 28 5 20
telmisartan 80 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 28 Pritor/Amlodipine, Twynsta 28 5 20
TELMISARTAN + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE telmisartan 40 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 28 APO-Telmisartan HCTZ 40/12.5, Chem mart Telmisartan HCTZ 40/12.5, Micardis Plus 40/12.5 mg, Mizart HCT 40/12.5 mg, Pritor Plus 40/12.5 mg, Telmisartan HCT GH 40/12.5, Telmisartan HCTZ AN 40/12.5, Telmisartan/HCT Sandoz, Teltartan HCT 40/12.5, Terry White Chemists Telmisartan HCTZ 40/12.5 28 5 20
telmisartan 80 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 28 APO-Telmisartan HCTZ 80/12.5, Chem mart Telmisartan HCTZ 80/12.5, Micardis Plus 80/12.5 mg, Mizart HCT 80/12.5 mg, Pritor Plus 80/12.5 mg, Telmisartan HCT GH 80/12.5, Telmisartan HCTZ AN 80/12.5, Telmisartan/HCT Sandoz, Teltartan HCT 80/12.5, Terry White Chemists Telmisartan HCTZ 80/12.5 28 5 20
telmisartan 80 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 28 APO-Telmisartan HCTZ 80/25, Chem mart Telmisartan HCTZ 80/25, Micardis Plus 80/25 mg, Mizart HCT 80/25 mg, Pritor Plus 80/25 mg, Telmisartan HCT GH 80/25, Telmisartan HCTZ AN 80/25, Telmisartan/HCT Sandoz, Teltartan HCT 80/25, Terry White Chemists Telmisartan HCTZ 80/25 28 5 20
TEMOZOLOMIDE temozolomide 100 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 100, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 5 5 20
temozolomide 100 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 100, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 15 2 20
temozolomide 140 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 140, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 5 5 20
temozolomide 140 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 140, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 15 2 20
temozolomide 180 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide Amneal 5 5 20
temozolomide 20 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 20, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 5 5 20
temozolomide 20 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 20, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 15 2 20
temozolomide 250 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 250, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 5 5 20
temozolomide 5 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 5, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 5 5 20
temozolomide 5 mg capsule, 5 APO-Temozolomide, Astromide, Orion Temozolomide, Temizole 5, Temodal, Temolide, Temozolomide AN, Temozolomide Alphapharm, Temozolomide Amneal 15 2 20
TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE + EMTRICITABINE + ELVITEGRAVIR + COBICISTAT tenofovir alafenamide 10 mg + emtricitabine 200 mg + elvitegravir 150 mg + cobicistat 150 mg tablet, 30 Genvoya 60 5 20
TERBINAFINE terbinafine 250 mg tablet, 42 GenRx Terbinafine, Lamisil (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Limited), Sebifin 250, Tamsil, Terbinafine AN, Terbinafine GH, Terbinafine Sandoz, Terbinafine-DRLA, Tinasil 42 0 20
terbinafine 250 mg tablet, 42 GenRx Terbinafine, Lamisil (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Limited), Sebifin 250, Tamsil, Terbinafine AN, Terbinafine GH, Terbinafine Sandoz, Terbinafine-DRLA, Tinasil 42 1 20
TERIFLUNOMIDE teriflunomide 14 mg tablet, 28 Aubagio 28 5 20
TERIPARATIDE teriparatide 20 microgram injection, 2.4 mL cartridge Forteo 1 5 20
TESTOSTERONE testosterone 1% (12.5 mg/actuation) gel, 2 x 60 actuations Testogel 1 4 20
testosterone 1% (50 mg/5 g) gel, 30 x 5 g sachets Testogel 1 5 20
testosterone 2% (30 mg/actuation) solution, 60 actuations Axiron 1 5 20
testosterone 2.5 mg/24 hours patch, 60 Androderm 1 5 20
testosterone 5 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Androderm 1 5 20
testosterone 5% (50 mg/mL) cream, 50 mL AndroForte 5 1 6 20
TESTOSTERONE ENANTHATE testosterone enanthate 250 mg/mL injection, 3 x 1 mL syringes Primoteston Depot 3 3 20
TESTOSTERONE UNDECANOATE testosterone undecanoate 1 g/4 mL injection, 4 mL vial Reandron 1000 1 1 20
testosterone undecanoate 40 mg capsule, 60 Andriol Testocaps 60 5 20
TETRABENAZINE tetrabenazine 25 mg tablet, 112 iNova Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd 112 5 20
THEOPHYLLINE theophylline 200 mg modified release tablet, 100 Nuelin-SR 200 100 5 20
theophylline 250 mg modified release tablet, 100 Nuelin-SR 250 100 5 20
theophylline 300 mg modified release tablet, 100 Nuelin-SR 300 100 5 20
THYROXINE thyroxine sodium 100 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
thyroxine sodium 200 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
thyroxine sodium 50 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
thyroxine sodium 75 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
TIAGABINE tiagabine 10 mg tablet, 50 Gabitril 100 5 20
tiagabine 15 mg tablet, 50 Gabitril 100 5 20
tiagabine 5 mg tablet, 50 Gabitril 100 5 20
TICAGRELOR TICAGRELOR Tablet 90 mg, 56 Brilinta 56 5 20
TIOTROPIUM tiotropium 18 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules Spiriva 30 5 20
tiotropium 2.5 microgram/actuation inhalation solution, 60 actuations Spiriva Respimat 1 5 20
TIOTROPIUM + OLODATEROL tiotropium 2.5 microgram/actuation + olodaterol 2.5 microgram/actuation inhalation solution, 60 actuations Spiolto Respimat 1 5 20
TOPIRAMATE topiramate 100 mg tablet, 60 APO-Topiramate, Epiramax 100, RBX Topiramate, Tamate, Topamax, Topiramate AN, Topiramate GH, Topiramate Sandoz 60 5 20
topiramate 15 mg capsule, 60 Topamax Sprinkle 60 5 20
topiramate 200 mg tablet, 60 APO-Topiramate, Epiramax 200, RBX Topiramate, Tamate, Topamax, Topiramate AN, Topiramate GH, Topiramate Sandoz 60 5 20
topiramate 25 mg capsule, 60 Topamax Sprinkle 60 5 20
topiramate 25 mg tablet, 60 APO-Topiramate, Epiramax 25, RBX Topiramate, Tamate, Topamax, Topiramate AN, Topiramate GH, Topiramate Sandoz 60 5 20
topiramate 50 mg capsule, 60 Topamax Sprinkle 60 5 20
topiramate 50 mg tablet, 60 APO-Topiramate, Epiramax 50, RBX Topiramate, Tamate, Topamax, Topiramate AN, Topiramate GH, Topiramate Sandoz 60 5 20
TRANDOLAPRIL trandolapril 1 mg capsule, 28 Dolapril 1, Gopten, Tranalpha 28 5 20
trandolapril 2 mg capsule, 28 Dolapril 2, Gopten, Tranalpha 28 5 20
trandolapril 4 mg capsule, 28 Dolapril 4, Gopten, Tranalpha 28 5 20
trandolapril 500 microgram capsule, 28 Dolapril 0.5, Gopten, Tranalpha 28 5 20
TRANDOLAPRIL + VERAPAMIL trandolapril 2 mg + verapamil hydrochloride 180 mg modified release tablet, 28 Tarka 2/180 28 5 20
trandolapril 4 mg + verapamil hydrochloride 240 mg modified release tablet, 28 Tarka 4/240 28 5 20
TRIAMCINOLONE triamcinolone acetonide 10 mg/mL injection, 5 x 1 mL ampoules Kenacort-A10 5 0 20
TRIPTORELIN triptorelin 11.25 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [2 mL ampoule], 1 pack Diphereline 1 1 20
triptorelin 22.5 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [2 mL ampoule], 1 pack Diphereline 1 0 20
triptorelin 3.75 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [2 mL ampoule], 1 pack Diphereline 1 5 20