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
IBANDRONATE ibandronate 50 mg tablet, 28 Bondronat 28 2 20
IBRUTINIB ibrutinib 140 mg capsule, 120 Imbruvica 120 5 20
ibrutinib 140 mg capsule, 90 Imbruvica 90 5 20
IDELALISIB idelalisib 100 mg tablet, 60 Zydelig 60 5 20
idelalisib 150 mg tablet, 60 Zydelig 60 5 20
IMATINIB imatinib 100 mg tablet, 60 Gilmat, Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 60 2 20
imatinib 100 mg tablet, 60 Gilmat, Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 60 5 20
imatinib 400 mg tablet, 30 Gilmat, Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 30 2 20
imatinib 400 mg tablet, 30 Gilmat, Glivec, IMATINIB RBX, Imatinib-Teva 30 5 20
imatinib 100 mg capsule, 60 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 60 2 20
imatinib 100 mg capsule, 60 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 60 5 20
imatinib 400 mg capsule, 30 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 30 2 20
imatinib 400 mg capsule, 30 CIPLA IMATINIB ADULT, IMATINIB-DRLA, Imatinib GH, Imatinib-APOTEX 30 5 20
imatinib 600 mg tablet, 30 Imatab 30 2 20
imatinib 600 mg tablet, 30 Imatab 30 5 20
INDACATEROL indacaterol 150 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules Onbrez 30 5 20
indacaterol 300 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules Onbrez 30 5 20
INDACATEROL + GLYCOPYRRONIUM indacaterol 110 microgram + glycopyrronium 50 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules ultibro breezhaler 110/50 30 5 20
INDACATEROL + GLYCOPYRRONIUM + MOMETASONE indacaterol 114 microgram + glycopyrronium 46 microgram + mometasone furoate 68 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules Enerzair Breezhaler 30 5 20
indacaterol 114 microgram + glycopyrronium 46 microgram + mometasone furoate 136 microgram powder for inhalation, 30 capsules Enerzair Breezhaler 30 5 20
INDAPAMIDE indapamide hemihydrate 1.5 mg modified release tablet, 90 APO-Indapamide SR, Natrilix SR, Odaplix SR, Tenaxil SR 90 1 20
indapamide hemihydrate 2.5 mg tablet, 90 Dapa-Tabs, Insig, Natrilix 90 1 20
INFLIXIMAB infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL pen device Remsima SC 1 0 20
infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL pen device Remsima SC 2 0 20
infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL pen device Remsima SC 2 2 20
infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL pen device Remsima SC 2 5 20
infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL syringe Remsima SC 1 0 20
infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL syringe Remsima SC 2 0 20
infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL syringe Remsima SC 2 2 20
infliximab 120 mg/mL injection, 1 mL syringe Remsima SC 2 5 20
INSULIN ASPART insulin aspart 100 units/mL fast acting injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Fiasp 5 2 20
insulin aspart 100 units/mL fast acting injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Fiasp FlexTouch 5 1 20
insulin aspart 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices NovoRapid FlexPen 5 1 20
insulin aspart 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial NovoRapid 5 2 20
insulin aspart 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges NovoRapid Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
INSULIN ASPART + INSULIN ASPART PROTAMINE insulin aspart 30 units/mL + insulin aspart protamine 70 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices NovoMix 30 FlexPen 5 1 20
insulin aspart 30 units/mL + insulin aspart protamine 70 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges NovoMix 30 Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
INSULIN DETEMIR insulin detemir 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Levemir Penfill 5 1 20
insulin detemir 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Levemir FlexPen 5 1 20
INSULIN GLULISINE insulin glulisine 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Apidra SoloStar 5 1 20
insulin glulisine 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Apidra 5 2 20
insulin glulisine 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Apidra 5 1 20
INSULIN ISOPHANE HUMAN insulin isophane human 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Protaphane InnoLet 5 1 20
insulin isophane human 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Humulin NPH, Protaphane 5 2 20
insulin isophane human 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humulin NPH, Protaphane Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
INSULIN ISOPHANE HUMAN + INSULIN NEUTRAL HUMAN insulin neutral human 30 units/mL + insulin isophane human 70 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Humulin 30/70 5 2 20
insulin isophane human 70 units/mL + insulin neutral human 30 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humulin 30/70, Mixtard 30/70 Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
insulin neutral human 50 units/mL + insulin isophane human 50 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Mixtard 50/50 Penfill 3 mL 5 1 20
insulin isophane human 70 units/mL + insulin neutral human 30 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Mixtard 30/70 InnoLet 5 1 20
INSULIN LISPRO insulin lispro 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Humalog 5 2 20
insulin lispro 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humalog 5 1 20
insulin lispro 200 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Humalog U200 Kwikpen 5 1 20
insulin lispro 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Humalog KwikPen 5 1 20
INSULIN LISPRO + INSULIN LISPRO PROTAMINE insulin lispro 25 units/mL + insulin lispro protamine 75 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humalog Mix25 5 1 20
insulin lispro 50 units/mL + insulin lispro protamine 50 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Humalog Mix50 5 1 20
insulin lispro 25 units/mL + insulin lispro protamine 75 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Humalog Mix25 KwikPen 5 1 20
insulin lispro 50 units/mL + insulin lispro protamine 50 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL pen devices Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 5 1 20
INSULIN NEUTRAL HUMAN insulin neutral human 100 units/mL injection, 1 x 10 mL vial Actrapid, Humulin R 5 2 20
insulin neutral human 100 units/mL injection, 5 x 3 mL cartridges Actrapid Penfill 3 mL, Humulin R 5 1 20
IRBESARTAN irbesartan 150 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan, AVSARTAN, Abisart 150, Avapro, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan, Irbesartan GH, Irbesartan Sandoz, Karvea 30 5 20
irbesartan 300 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan, AVSARTAN, Abisart 300, Avapro, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan, Irbesartan AN, Irbesartan GH, Irbesartan Sandoz, Karvea 30 5 20
irbesartan 75 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan, AVSARTAN, Abisart 75, Avapro, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan, Irbesartan AMNEAL, Irbesartan AN, Irbesartan GH, Irbesartan Sandoz, Karvea 30 5 20
IRBESARTAN + HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE irbesartan 150 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan HCTZ, AVSARTAN HCT 150/12.5, Abisart HCTZ 150/12.5, Avapro HCT 150/12.5, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ 150/12.5, Irbesartan/HCT Sandoz, Karvezide 150/12.5 30 5 20
irbesartan 300 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan HCTZ, AVSARTAN HCT 300/12.5, Abisart HCTZ 300/12.5, Avapro HCT 300/12.5, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ 300/12.5, Irbesartan/HCT Sandoz, Karvezide 300/12.5 30 5 20
irbesartan 300 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablet, 30 APO-Irbesartan HCTZ, AVSARTAN HCT 300/25, Abisart HCTZ 300/25, Avapro HCT 300/25, Blooms the Chemist Irbesartan HCTZ 300/25, Irbesartan/HCT Sandoz, Karvezide 300/25 30 5 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE isosorbide mononitrate 120 mg modified release tablet, 30 Imdur 120 mg, Monodur 120 mg 30 5 20
isosorbide mononitrate 60 mg modified release tablet, 30 APO-Isosorbide Mononitrate, Duride, ISOBIDE MR, Imdur Durule, Isosorbide AN, Monodur 60 mg 30 5 20
IVABRADINE ivabradine 5 mg tablet, 56 APO-Ivabradine, Coralan 56 5 20
ivabradine 7.5 mg tablet, 56 APO-Ivabradine, Coralan 56 5 20
IXEKIZUMAB ixekizumab 80 mg/mL injection, 2 x 1 mL pen devices Taltz 2 2 20