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
EMPAGLIFLOZIN empagliflozin 10 mg tablet, 30 Jardiance 30 5 20
empagliflozin 25 mg tablet, 30 Jardiance 30 5 20
EMPAGLIFLOZIN + LINAGLIPTIN empagliflozin 10 mg + linagliptin 5 mg tablet, 30 Glyxambi 30 5 20
empagliflozin 25 mg + linagliptin 5 mg tablet, 30 Glyxambi 30 5 20
EMPAGLIFLOZIN + METFORMIN empagliflozin 5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 60 Jardiamet 5 mg/500 mg 60 5 20
empagliflozin 5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 60 Jardiamet 5 mg/1000 mg 60 5 20
empagliflozin 12.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 60 Jardiamet 12.5 mg/500 mg 60 5 20
empagliflozin 12.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 60 Jardiamet 12.5 mg/1000 mg 60 5 20
ENALAPRIL enalapril maleate 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Enalapril, Acetec, Enalapril Sandoz, Enalapril generichealth, Malean, Renitec 30 5 20
enalapril maleate 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Enalapril, Acetec, Enalapril Sandoz, Enalapril generichealth, Malean, Renitec 20 30 5 20
enalapril maleate 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Enalapril, Acetec, Enalapril Sandoz, Enalapril generichealth, Malean 30 5 20
ENALAPRIL + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE enalapril maleate 20 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 6 mg tablet, 30 Enalapril/HCT Sandoz, Renitec Plus 20/6 30 5 20
ENTACAPONE entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Comtan 200 4 20
ENZALUTAMIDE enzalutamide 40 mg capsule, 112 Xtandi 112 2 20
enzalutamide 40 mg capsule, 112 Xtandi 112 5 20
EPLERENONE eplerenone 25 mg tablet, 30 APO-Eplerenone, ESPLER, Inpler, Inspra 30 5 20
eplerenone 50 mg tablet, 30 APO-Eplerenone, ESPLER, Inpler, Inspra 30 5 20
EPROSARTAN eprosartan 400 mg tablet, 28 Teveten 56 5 20
eprosartan 600 mg tablet, 28 Teveten 28 5 20
EPROSARTAN + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE eprosartan 600 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 28 Teveten Plus 600/12.5 28 5 20
ERLOTINIB erlotinib 100 mg tablet, 30 Erlotinib APOTEX, Erlotinib Sandoz 30 3 20
erlotinib 150 mg tablet, 30 Erlotinib APOTEX, Erlotinib Sandoz 30 3 20
erlotinib 25 mg tablet, 30 Erlotinib APOTEX, Erlotinib Sandoz 30 3 20
ERTUGLIFLOZIN ertugliflozin 5 mg tablet, 28 Steglatro 5 28 5 20
ertugliflozin 15 mg tablet, 28 Steglatro 15 28 5 20
ERTUGLIFLOZIN + SITAGLIPTIN ertugliflozin 5 mg + sitagliptin 100 mg tablet, 28 Steglujan 5/100 28 5 20
ertugliflozin 15 mg + sitagliptin 100 mg tablet, 28 Steglujan 15/100 28 5 20
ESCITALOPRAM escitalopram 10 mg tablet, 28 APO-Escitalopram, APX-Escitalopram, Blooms the Chemist Escitalopram, Cilopam-S, Escitalopram GH, Escitalopram Sandoz, Esipram, Lexam 10, Lexapro, LoxaLate, NOUMED ESCITALOPRAM 28 5 20
escitalopram 20 mg tablet, 28 APO-Escitalopram, APX-Escitalopram, Blooms the Chemist Escitalopram, Cilopam-S, Escitalopram GH, Escitalopram Sandoz, Esipram, Lexam 20, Lexapro, LoxaLate, NOUMED ESCITALOPRAM 28 5 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE esomeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Esomeprazole, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole Mylan, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole SZ, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Esopreze, NOUMED ESOMEPRAZOLE, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 1 20
esomeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Esomeprazole, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole Mylan, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole SZ, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Esopreze, NOUMED ESOMEPRAZOLE, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 5 20
esomeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Esomeprazole, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole Mylan, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole SZ, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Esopreze, NOUMED ESOMEPRAZOLE, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 60 5 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Esomeprazole, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole Mylan, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole SZ, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Esopreze, NOUMED ESOMEPRAZOLE, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 1 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Esomeprazole, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole Mylan, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole SZ, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Esopreze, NOUMED ESOMEPRAZOLE, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 30 5 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Esomeprazole, Esomeprazole Apotex, Esomeprazole GH, Esomeprazole GxP, Esomeprazole Mylan, Esomeprazole RBX, Esomeprazole SZ, Esomeprazole Sandoz, Esopreze, NOUMED ESOMEPRAZOLE, Nexazole, Nexium, Nexole 60 5 20
esomeprazole 20 mg enteric capsule, 30 Noxicid Caps 30 1 20
esomeprazole 20 mg enteric capsule, 30 Noxicid Caps 30 5 20
esomeprazole 20 mg enteric capsule, 30 Noxicid Caps 60 5 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric capsule, 30 Noxicid Caps 30 1 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric capsule, 30 Noxicid Caps 30 5 20
esomeprazole 40 mg enteric capsule, 30 Noxicid Caps 60 5 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE (&) CLARITHROMYCIN (&) AMOXICILLIN esomeprazole 20 mg enteric tablet [14] (&) amoxicillin 500 mg capsule [28] (&) clarithromycin 500 mg tablet [14], 1 pack ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ Hp7, Nexium Hp7 1 0 20
ESTRADIOL estradiol 37.5 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estradot 37.5 1 5 20
estradiol 75 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estradot 75 1 5 20
estradiol 100 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estraderm MX 100, Estradot 100 1 5 20
estradiol 50 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estraderm MX 50, Estradot 50 1 5 20
estradiol 25 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estraderm MX 25, Estradot 25 1 5 20
estradiol 2 mg tablet, 56 Zumenon 56 2 20
estradiol 0.1% (1 mg/g) gel, 28 x 1 g sachets Sandrena 1 5 20
estradiol 25 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 25 1 5 20
estradiol 50 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 50 1 5 20
estradiol 75 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 75 1 5 20
estradiol 100 microgram/24 hours patch, 4 Climara 100 1 5 20
estradiol valerate 1 mg tablet, 56 Progynova 56 2 20
estradiol valerate 2 mg tablet, 56 Progynova 56 2 20
ESTRADIOL (&) ESTRADIOL + DYDROGESTERONE estradiol 2 mg tablet [14] (&) estradiol 2 mg + dydrogesterone 10 mg tablet [14], 28 Femoston 2/10 1 5 20
estradiol 1 mg tablet [14] (&) estradiol 1 mg + dydrogesterone 10 mg tablet [14], 28 Femoston 1/10 1 5 20
ESTRADIOL + DYDROGESTERONE estradiol 1 mg + dydrogesterone 5 mg tablet, 28 Femoston-Conti 28 5 20
ESTRADIOL + NORETHISTERONE ACETATE estradiol 50 microgram/24 hours + norethisterone acetate 250 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estalis continuous 50/250 1 5 20
estradiol 50 microgram/24 hours + norethisterone acetate 140 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 Estalis continuous 50/140 1 5 20
ETANERCEPT etanercept 50 mg/mL injection, 4 x 1 mL cartridges Enbrel 1 3 20
etanercept 50 mg/mL injection, 4 x 1 mL cartridges Enbrel 1 5 20
etanercept 50 mg/mL injection, 4 x 1 mL pen devices Brenzys, Enbrel 1 3 20
etanercept 50 mg/mL injection, 4 x 1 mL pen devices Brenzys, Enbrel 1 5 20
etanercept 25 mg injection [4 vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack Enbrel 2 3 20
etanercept 25 mg injection [4 vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack Enbrel 2 5 20
etanercept 50 mg/mL injection, 4 x 1 mL syringes Brenzys, Enbrel 1 3 20
etanercept 50 mg/mL injection, 4 x 1 mL syringes Brenzys, Enbrel 1 5 20
ETHOSUXIMIDE ethosuximide 250 mg capsule, 100 Zarontin 200 2 20
ethosuximide 250 mg capsule, 56 Ethosuximide Essential Generics 200 2 20
ethosuximide 250 mg capsule, 200 Zarontin 200 2 20
ETONOGESTREL etonogestrel 68 mg implant, 1 Implanon NXT 1 0 20
EVOLOCUMAB evolocumab 140 mg/mL injection, 1 mL pen device Repatha 2 5 20
evolocumab 140 mg/mL injection, 1 mL pen device Repatha 3 5 20
evolocumab 420 mg/3.5 mL injection, 3.5 mL cartridge Repatha 1 5 20
EXENATIDE exenatide 10 microgram/0.04 mL injection, 2.4 mL pen device Byetta 10 microgram 1 5 20
exenatide 5 microgram/0.02 mL injection, 1.2 mL pen device Byetta 5 microgram 1 5 20
EZETIMIBE ezetimibe 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ezetimibe, Blooms The Chemist Ezetimibe, EZEMICHOL, Ezetimibe GH, Ezetimibe Sandoz, Ezetrol, Pharmacor Ezetimibe 10, Zient 10mg 30 5 20
EZETIMIBE (&) ROSUVASTATIN ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30] (&) rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet [30], 60 Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+10mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30] (&) rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet [30], 60 Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+20mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30] (&) rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet [30], 60 Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+40mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg tablet [30] (&) rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet [30], 60 Ezalo Composite Pack 10mg+5mg, Rosuzet Composite Pack 1 5 20
EZETIMIBE + ATORVASTATIN ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 Atozet, Ezetast, Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin GH 10/10 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 Atozet, Ezetast, Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin GH 10/20 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 Atozet, Ezetast, Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin GH 10/40 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 Atozet, Ezetast, Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin GH 10/80 30 5 20
EZETIMIBE + SIMVASTATIN ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin 10/10, EZESIM 10/10, EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ, EZETORIN, EZEVYT 10/10, EzSimva GH 10/10, Pharmacor Ezetimibe Simvastatin 10/10, Vytorin, Zeklen 10/10 mg 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin 10/20, EZESIM 10/20, EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ, EZETORIN, EZEVYT 10/20, EzSimva GH 10/20, Pharmacor Ezetimibe Simvastatin 10/20, Vytorin, Zeklen 10/20 mg 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin 10/40, EZESIM 10/40, EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ, EZETORIN, EZEVYT 10/40, EzSimva GH 10/40, Pharmacor Ezetimibe Simvastatin 10/40, Vytorin, Zeklen 10/40 mg 30 5 20
ezetimibe 10 mg + simvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ezetimibe/Simvastatin 10/80, EZESIM 10/80, EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN SANDOZ, EZETORIN, EZEVYT 10/80, EzSimva GH 10/80, Pharmacor Ezetimibe Simvastatin 10/80, Vytorin, Zeklen 10/80 mg 30 5 20