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
FAMCICLOVIR famciclovir 250 mg tablet, 56 APO-Famciclovir, Ezovir, Famvir, Favic 250 56 5 20
famciclovir 500 mg tablet, 56 APO-Famciclovir, Ezovir, Famciclovir-GA, Famvir, Favic 500 56 5 20
FAMOTIDINE famotidine 20 mg tablet, 60 Ausfam 20 60 5 20
famotidine 40 mg tablet, 30 Ausfam 40 30 5 20
FEBUXOSTAT febuxostat 80 mg tablet, 28 Adenuric 28 5 20
FELODIPINE felodipine 10 mg modified release tablet, 30 Felodil XR 10, Felodur ER 10 mg, Fendex ER, Plendil ER 30 5 20
felodipine 2.5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Felodur ER 2.5 mg, Fendex ER, Plendil ER 30 5 20
felodipine 5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Felodil XR 5, Felodur ER 5 mg, Fendex ER, Plendil ER 30 5 20
FENOFIBRATE fenofibrate 145 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fenofibrate, Blooms the Chemist Fenofibrate, FENOFIBRATE RBX, Fenocol, Fenofibrate Cipla, Fenofibrate Mylan, Fenofibrate Sandoz, Fenofibrate Viatris, Lipidil 30 5 20
fenofibrate 145 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fenofibrate, Blooms the Chemist Fenofibrate, FENOFIBRATE RBX, Fenocol, Fenofibrate Cipla, Fenofibrate Mylan, Fenofibrate Sandoz, Fenofibrate Viatris, Lipidil 30 11 20
fenofibrate 48 mg tablet, 60 APO-Fenofibrate, FENOFIBRATE RBX, Fenofibrate Cipla, Fenofibrate Mylan, Fenofibrate Viatris, Lipidil 60 5 20
fenofibrate 48 mg tablet, 60 APO-Fenofibrate, FENOFIBRATE RBX, Fenofibrate Cipla, Fenofibrate Mylan, Fenofibrate Viatris, Lipidil 60 11 20
FINGOLIMOD fingolimod 500 microgram capsule, 28 Gilenya, Pharmacor Fingolimod 28 5 20
fingolimod 250 microgram capsule, 28 Gilenya 28 5 20
FLUDARABINE fludarabine phosphate 10 mg tablet, 20 Fludara 20 5 20
FLUDROCORTISONE fludrocortisone acetate 100 microgram tablet, 100 FLUDROCORTISONE MEDSURGE, Florinef 200 1 20
FLUTAMIDE flutamide 250 mg tablet, 100 Flutamin 100 5 20
FLUTICASONE FUROATE fluticasone furoate 100 microgram/actuation powder for inhalation, 30 actuations Arnuity Ellipta 1 5 20
fluticasone furoate 200 microgram/actuation powder for inhalation, 30 actuations Arnuity Ellipta 1 5 20
FLUTICASONE FUROATE + UMECLIDINIUM + VILANTEROL fluticasone furoate 100 microgram/actuation + umeclidinium 62.5 microgram/actuation + vilanterol 25 microgram/actuation powder for inhalation, 30 actuations Trelegy Ellipta 100/62.5/25 1 5 20
fluticasone furoate 200 microgram/actuation + umeclidinium 62.5 microgram/actuation + vilanterol 25 microgram/actuation powder for inhalation, 30 actuations Trelegy Ellipta 200/62.5/25 1 5 20
FLUVASTATIN fluvastatin 80 mg modified release tablet, 28 Lescol XL 28 5 20
fluvastatin 80 mg modified release tablet, 28 Lescol XL 28 11 20
FLUVOXAMINE fluvoxamine maleate 100 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fluvoxamine, Faverin 100, Luvox, Movox 100 30 5 20
fluvoxamine maleate 50 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fluvoxamine, Faverin 50, Luvox, Movox 50 30 5 20
FOLIC ACID folic acid 5 mg tablet, 100 Megafol 5 200 1 20
folic acid 500 microgram tablet, 100 Foltabs 500, Megafol 0.5 200 0 20
FOSINOPRIL fosinopril sodium 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fosinopril, Monace 10 30 5 20
fosinopril sodium 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Fosinopril, Monace 20 30 5 20
FOSINOPRIL + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE fosinopril sodium 20 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 Fosetic 20/12.5 30 5 20
FREMANEZUMAB fremanezumab 225 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL syringe Ajovy 1 2 20
fremanezumab 225 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL syringe Ajovy 1 5 20
fremanezumab 225 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL pen device Ajovy 1 2 20
fremanezumab 225 mg/1.5 mL injection, 1.5 mL pen device Ajovy 1 5 20
FUROSEMIDE (FRUSEMIDE) furosemide (frusemide) 20 mg tablet, 100 APO-Frusemide, FUROSEMIDE AN, Frusemix-M 100 1 20
furosemide (frusemide) 40 mg tablet, 100 APO-Frusemide, FUROSEMIDE AN, Frusax, Frusemix, NOUMED FUROSEMIDE, Uremide, Urex 100 1 20
furosemide (frusemide) 20 mg tablet, 50 Frusemix-M, Urex-M 100 1 20