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
BACLOFEN baclofen 10 mg tablet, 100 APO-Baclofen, Clofen 10, Lioresal 10, Stelax 10 100 5 20
baclofen 25 mg tablet, 100 APO-Baclofen, Clofen 25, Lioresal 25, Stelax 25 100 5 20
BALSALAZIDE balsalazide sodium 750 mg capsule, 280 Colazide 280 5 20
BARICITINIB baricitinib 2 mg tablet, 28 Olumiant 28 5 20
baricitinib 4 mg tablet, 28 Olumiant 28 5 20
BECLOMETASONE + FORMOTEROL (EFORMOTEROL) + GLYCOPYRRONIUM beclometasone dipropionate 100 microgram/actuation + formoterol (eformoterol) fumarate dihydrate 6 microgram/actuation + glycopyrronium 10 microgram/actuation inhalation, 120 actuations Trimbow 1 5 20
beclometasone dipropionate 200 microgram/actuation + formoterol (eformoterol) fumarate dihydrate 6 microgram/actuation + glycopyrronium 10 microgram/actuation inhalation, 120 actuations Trimbow 1 5 20
BETAINE betaine 1 g/g powder for oral liquid, 180 g Cystadane 1 5 20
BETAMETHASONE ACETATE + BETAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE betamethasone acetate 3 mg/mL + betamethasone sodium phosphate 3.9 mg/mL (total betamethasone 5.7 mg/mL) injection, 5 x 1 mL ampoules Celestone Chronodose 5 0 20
BICALUTAMIDE bicalutamide 50 mg tablet, 28 APO-Bicalutamide, Bicalox, Calutex, Cosamide 50, Cosudex 28 5 20
BICTEGRAVIR + EMTRICITABINE + TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE bictegravir 50 mg + emtricitabine 200 mg + tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg tablet, 30 Biktarvy 60 5 20
BISOPROLOL bisoprolol fumarate 10 mg tablet, 28 APO-Bisoprolol, Bicard 10, Bicor, Bisoprolol Dr.Reddy's, Bisoprolol Sandoz, Bisoprolol generichealth, Bispro 10, Cipla Bisoprolol, NOUMED BISOPROLOL 28 5 20
bisoprolol fumarate 2.5 mg tablet, 28 APO-Bisoprolol, Bicard 2.5, Bicor, Bisoprolol Dr.Reddy's, Bisoprolol Sandoz, Bisoprolol generichealth, Bispro 2.5, Cipla Bisoprolol, NOUMED BISOPROLOL 28 5 20
bisoprolol fumarate 5 mg tablet, 28 APO-Bisoprolol, Bicard 5, Bicor, Bisoprolol Dr.Reddy's, Bisoprolol Sandoz, Bisoprolol generichealth, Bispro 5, Cipla Bisoprolol, NOUMED BISOPROLOL 28 5 20
BREXPIPRAZOLE brexpiprazole 1 mg tablet, 30 Rexulti 30 0 20
brexpiprazole 2 mg tablet, 30 Rexulti 30 5 20
brexpiprazole 3 mg tablet, 30 Rexulti 30 5 20
brexpiprazole 4 mg tablet, 30 Rexulti 30 5 20
BRIVARACETAM brivaracetam 10 mg/mL oral liquid, 300 mL Briviact 1 5 20
brivaracetam 100 mg tablet, 56 Briviact 56 5 20
brivaracetam 25 mg tablet, 56 Briviact 56 5 20
brivaracetam 50 mg tablet, 56 Briviact 56 5 20
brivaracetam 75 mg tablet, 56 Briviact 56 5 20
BUDESONIDE + GLYCOPYRRONIUM + FORMOTEROL (EFORMOTEROL) budesonide 160 microgram/actuation + glycopyrronium 7.2 microgram/actuation + formoterol (eformoterol) fumarate dihydrate 5 microgram/actuation inhalation, 120 actuations Breztri Aerosphere 1 5 20
BUPRENORPHINE buprenorphine 128 mg/0.36 mL modified release injection, 0.36 mL syringe Buvidal Monthly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 16 mg/0.32 mL modified release injection, 0.32 mL syringe Buvidal Weekly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 24 mg/0.48 mL modified release injection, 0.48 mL syringe Buvidal Weekly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 32 mg/0.64 mL modified release injection, 0.64 mL syringe Buvidal Weekly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 64 mg/0.18 mL modified release injection, 0.18 mL syringe Buvidal Monthly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 8 mg/0.16 mL modified release injection, 0.16 mL syringe Buvidal Weekly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 160 mg/0.45 mL modified release injection, 0.45 mL syringe Buvidal Monthly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 96 mg/0.27 mL modified release injection, 0.27 mL syringe Buvidal Monthly 1 0 20
buprenorphine 100 mg/0.5 mL modified release injection, 0.5 mL syringe Sublocade 1 0 20
buprenorphine 300 mg/1.5 mL modified release injection, 1.5 mL syringe Sublocade 1 0 20
BUPROPION bupropion hydrochloride 150 mg modified release tablet, 30 Zyban 30 0 20
bupropion hydrochloride 150 mg modified release tablet, 90 Zyban 90 0 20