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
DABIGATRAN dabigatran etexilate 110 mg capsule, 60 Pradaxa 60 0 20
dabigatran etexilate 110 mg capsule, 60 Pradaxa 60 5 20
dabigatran etexilate 150 mg capsule, 60 Pradaxa 60 5 20
dabigatran etexilate 75 mg capsule, 60 Pradaxa 60 0 20
DALTEPARIN SODIUM dalteparin sodium 7500 anti-Xa units/0.75 mL injection, 10 x 0.75 mL syringes Fragmin 30 5 20
dalteparin sodium 15 000 anti-Xa units/0.6 mL injection, 10 x 0.6 mL syringes Fragmin 30 5 20
dalteparin sodium 10 000 anti-Xa units/mL injection, 10 x 1 mL syringes Fragmin 30 5 20
dalteparin sodium 12 500 anti-Xa units/0.5 mL injection, 10 x 0.5 mL syringes Fragmin 30 5 20
dalteparin sodium 18 000 anti-Xa units/0.72 mL injection, 10 x 0.72 mL syringes Fragmin 30 5 20
DAPAGLIFLOZIN dapagliflozin 10 mg tablet, 28 Forxiga 28 5 20
DAPAGLIFLOZIN + METFORMIN dapagliflozin 10 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet, 28 Xigduo XR 10/500 28 5 20
dapagliflozin 10 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g modified release tablet, 28 Xigduo XR 10/1000 28 5 20
dapagliflozin 5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g modified release tablet, 56 Xigduo XR 5/1000 56 5 20
DAPSONE dapsone 100 mg tablet, 100 Link Medical Products Pty Ltd 100 1 20
dapsone 25 mg tablet, 100 Link Medical Products Pty Ltd 100 1 20
DARUNAVIR + COBICISTAT + EMTRICITABINE + TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE darunavir 800 mg + cobicistat 150 mg + emtricitabine 200 mg + tenofovir alafenamide 10 mg tablet, 30 Symtuza 60 5 20
DASATINIB dasatinib 70 mg tablet, 60 Sprycel 60 2 20
dasatinib 70 mg tablet, 60 Sprycel 60 5 20
dasatinib 100 mg tablet, 30 Sprycel 30 2 20
dasatinib 100 mg tablet, 30 Sprycel 30 5 20
dasatinib 50 mg tablet, 60 Sprycel 60 2 20
dasatinib 50 mg tablet, 60 Sprycel 60 5 20
dasatinib 20 mg tablet, 60 Sprycel 60 2 20
dasatinib 20 mg tablet, 60 Sprycel 60 5 20
DEGARELIX degarelix 80 mg injection [1 vial] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack Firmagon 80mg 1 5 20
degarelix 120 mg injection [2 vials] (&) inert substance diluent [2 syringes], 1 pack Firmagon 120mg 1 0 20
DENOSUMAB denosumab 60 mg/mL injection, 1 mL syringe Prolia 1 0 20
DESMOPRESSIN desmopressin 240 microgram sublingual wafer, 30 Minirin Melt 30 5 20
desmopressin 120 microgram sublingual wafer, 30 Minirin Melt 30 5 20
desmopressin acetate 200 microgram tablet, 30 Minirin 30 5 20
desmopressin acetate 200 microgram tablet, 30 Minirin 90 5 20
DESVENLAFAXINE desvenlafaxine 50 mg modified release tablet, 28 APO-Desvenlafaxine MR, DESVEN, Desfax, Desvenlafaxine Actavis, Desvenlafaxine GH XR, Desvenlafaxine Sandoz, Pristiq 28 5 20
desvenlafaxine 100 mg modified release tablet, 28 APO-Desvenlafaxine MR, DESVEN, Desfax, Desvenlafaxine Actavis, Desvenlafaxine GH XR, Desvenlafaxine Sandoz, Pristiq 28 5 20
DIGOXIN digoxin 250 microgram tablet, 100 Lanoxin, Sigmaxin 100 1 20
digoxin 62.5 microgram tablet, 200 Lanoxin-PG, Sigmaxin-PG 200 1 20
DILTIAZEM diltiazem hydrochloride 60 mg tablet, 90 Cardizem, Diltiazem AN, Vasocardol 90 5 20
diltiazem hydrochloride 240 mg modified release capsule, 30 Cardizem CD, Diltiazem Sandoz CD, Vasocardol CD 30 5 20
diltiazem hydrochloride 360 mg modified release capsule, 30 Cardizem CD, Diltiazem Sandoz CD, Vasocardol CD 30 5 20
diltiazem hydrochloride 180 mg modified release capsule, 30 Cardizem CD, Diltiazem Sandoz CD, Vasocardol CD 30 5 20
DIMETHYL FUMARATE dimethyl fumarate 240 mg enteric capsule, 56 Tecfidera 56 5 20
DIPYRIDAMOLE + ASPIRIN dipyridamole 200 mg + aspirin 25 mg modified release capsule, 60 Diasp SR 60 5 20
DOLUTEGRAVIR + LAMIVUDINE dolutegravir 50 mg + lamivudine 300 mg tablet, 30 Dovato 60 5 20
DOLUTEGRAVIR + RILPIVIRINE dolutegravir 50 mg + rilpivirine 25 mg tablet, 30 Juluca 60 5 20
DONEPEZIL donepezil hydrochloride 10 mg tablet, 28 Pharmacor Donepezil 10 28 5 20
donepezil hydrochloride 10 mg tablet, 28 APO-Donepezil, Arazil, Aricept, Aridon 10, Aridon APN 10, Donepezil AN, Donepezil GH, Donepezil Sandoz, Donepezil-DRLA 28 5 20
donepezil hydrochloride 5 mg tablet, 28 APO-Donepezil, Arazil, Aricept, Aridon 5, Aridon APN 5, Donepezil AN, Donepezil GH, Donepezil Sandoz, Donepezil-DRLA 28 5 20
DULAGLUTIDE dulaglutide 1.5 mg/0.5 mL injection, 4 x 0.5 mL pen devices Trulicity 4 5 20
DULOXETINE duloxetine 60 mg enteric capsule, 28 APO-Duloxetine, Andepra, Cymbalta, DYTREX 60, Duloxecor, Duloxetine AN, Duloxetine Sandoz, Duloxetine Sandoz 60, Tixol 28 5 20
DUTASTERIDE dutasteride 500 microgram capsule, 30 APO-Dutasteride, Avodart 30 5 20
DUTASTERIDE + TAMSULOSIN dutasteride 500 microgram + tamsulosin hydrochloride 400 microgram modified release capsule, 30 Doubluts, Duodart 500ug/400ug 30 5 20