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
LABETALOL labetalol hydrochloride 200 mg tablet, 100 Presolol 200 100 5 20
labetalol hydrochloride 200 mg tablet, 100 Trandate 100 5 20
labetalol hydrochloride 100 mg tablet, 100 Presolol 100, Trandate 100 5 20
LACOSAMIDE lacosamide 150 mg tablet, 56 Vimpat 56 5 20
lacosamide 100 mg tablet, 56 Vimpat 56 5 20
lacosamide 200 mg tablet, 56 Vimpat 56 5 20
LAMOTRIGINE lamotrigine 5 mg tablet, 56 Lamictal, Lamotrigine Aspen 5 56 5 20
lamotrigine 100 mg tablet, 56 APO-Lamotrigine, LAMITAN, Lamictal, Lamotrigine AN, Lamotrigine Aspen 100, Lamotrigine GH, Lamotrigine Sandoz, Logem, NOUMED LAMOTRIGINE, Reedos 100, Sandoz Lamotrigine 56 5 20
lamotrigine 50 mg tablet, 56 APO-Lamotrigine, LAMITAN, Lamictal, Lamotrigine AN, Lamotrigine Aspen 50, Lamotrigine GH, Lamotrigine Sandoz, Logem, NOUMED LAMOTRIGINE, Reedos 50, Sandoz Lamotrigine 56 5 20
lamotrigine 200 mg tablet, 56 APO-Lamotrigine, LAMITAN, Lamictal, Lamotrigine AN, Lamotrigine Aspen 200, Lamotrigine GH, Lamotrigine Sandoz, Logem, NOUMED LAMOTRIGINE, Reedos 200, Sandoz Lamotrigine 56 5 20
lamotrigine 25 mg tablet, 56 APO-Lamotrigine, LAMITAN, Lamictal, Lamotrigine AN, Lamotrigine Aspen 25, Lamotrigine GH, Lamotrigine Sandoz, Logem, NOUMED LAMOTRIGINE, Reedos 25, Sandoz Lamotrigine 56 5 20
LANSOPRAZOLE lansoprazole 30 mg enteric capsule, 28 APO-Lansoprazole, Lanzopran, NOUMED LANSOPRAZOLE, Zopral 28 1 20
lansoprazole 30 mg enteric capsule, 28 APO-Lansoprazole, Lanzopran, NOUMED LANSOPRAZOLE, Zopral 28 5 20
lansoprazole 15 mg enteric capsule, 30 Zopral 30 5 20
lansoprazole 30 mg orally disintegrating tablet, 28 APO-Lansoprazole ODT, Lansoprazole ODT GH, Zopral ODT, Zoton FasTabs 28 1 20
lansoprazole 30 mg orally disintegrating tablet, 28 APO-Lansoprazole ODT, Lansoprazole ODT GH, Zopral ODT, Zoton FasTabs 28 5 20
lansoprazole 15 mg orally disintegrating tablet, 28 APO-Lansoprazole ODT, Lansoprazole ODT GH, Zopral ODT, Zoton FasTabs 28 5 20
LEDIPASVIR + SOFOSBUVIR ledipasvir 90 mg + sofosbuvir 400 mg tablet, 28 Harvoni 28 1 20
ledipasvir 90 mg + sofosbuvir 400 mg tablet, 28 Harvoni 28 2 20
ledipasvir 90 mg + sofosbuvir 400 mg tablet, 28 Harvoni 28 5 20
LEFLUNOMIDE leflunomide 10 mg tablet, 30 Arabloc, Arava, Ataris 10, Leflunomide AN, Leflunomide APOTEX, Leflunomide Sandoz, Leflunomide generichealth, Lunava 10 30 5 20
leflunomide 20 mg tablet, 30 Arabloc, Arava, Ataris 20, Leflunomide AN, Leflunomide APOTEX, Leflunomide Sandoz, Leflunomide generichealth, Lunava 20 30 5 20
LERCANIDIPINE lercanidipine hydrochloride 10 mg tablet, 28 BTC Lercanidipine, Lercadip, Lercan, Lercanidipine APOTEX, Lercanidipine Sandoz, Zanidip, Zircol 10 28 5 20
lercanidipine hydrochloride 20 mg tablet, 28 BTC Lercanidipine, Lercadip, Lercan, Lercanidipine APOTEX, Lercanidipine Sandoz, Zanidip, Zircol 20 28 5 20
LERCANIDIPINE + ENALAPRIL lercanidipine hydrochloride 10 mg + enalapril maleate 20 mg tablet, 28 Zan-Extra 10/20 28 5 20
lercanidipine hydrochloride 10 mg + enalapril maleate 10 mg tablet, 28 Zan-Extra 10/10 28 5 20
LETROZOLE letrozole 2.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Letrozole, Femara 2.5 mg, Femolet, Fera, Gynotril, Letrozole APOTEX, Letrozole FBM, Letrozole GH, Letrozole Sandoz, Pharmacor Letrozole 2.5 30 5 20
LEUPRORELIN leuprorelin acetate 30 mg modified release injection [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack Eligard 4 month 1 1 20
leuprorelin acetate 7.5 mg modified release injection [1 chamber] (&) inert substance diluent [1 mL chamber], 1 dual chamber syringe Lucrin Depot 7.5mg PDS 1 5 20
leuprorelin acetate 45 mg modified release injection [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack Eligard 6 month 1 0 20
leuprorelin acetate 22.5 mg modified release injection [1 chamber] (&) inert substance diluent [1.5 mL chamber], 1 dual chamber syringe Lucrin Depot 3 Month PDS 1 1 20
leuprorelin acetate 45 mg modified release injection [1 chamber] (&) inert substance diluent [1.5 mL chamber], 1 dual chamber syringe Lucrin Depot 6-Month 1 0 20
leuprorelin acetate 30 mg modified release injection [1 chamber] (&) inert substance diluent [1.5 mL chamber], 1 dual chamber syringe Lucrin Depot 4 Month PDS, Lucrin Depot Paediatric 30 mg PDS 1 1 20
leuprorelin acetate 7.5 mg modified release injection [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack Eligard 1 month 1 5 20
leuprorelin acetate 22.5 mg modified release injection [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe], 1 pack Eligard 3 month 1 1 20
LEUPRORELIN (&) BICALUTAMIDE leuprorelin acetate 7.5 mg modified release injection [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe] (&) bicalutamide 50 mg tablet [28], 1 pack Bi ELIGARD CP 1 5 20
leuprorelin acetate 22.5 mg modified release injection [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe] (&) bicalutamide 50 mg tablet [28], 1 pack Bi ELIGARD CP 1 0 20
leuprorelin acetate 22.5 mg modified release injection [1 syringe] (&) inert substance diluent [1 syringe] (&) bicalutamide 50 mg tablet [84], 1 pack Bi ELIGARD CP 1 1 20
LEVETIRACETAM levetiracetam 500 mg tablet, 60 APO-Levetiracetam, Keppra, Kerron 500, Kevtam 500, Levactam, Levecetam 500, Levetiracetam AN, Levetiracetam GH, Levetiracetam SZ, Levi 500, NOUMED LEVETIRACETAM 60 5 20
levetiracetam 1 g tablet, 60 APO-Levetiracetam, Keppra, Kerron 1000, Kevtam 1000, Levactam, Levecetam 1000, Levetiracetam AN, Levetiracetam GH, Levetiracetam SZ, Levi 1000, NOUMED LEVETIRACETAM 60 5 20
levetiracetam 250 mg tablet, 60 APO-Levetiracetam, Keppra, Kerron 250, Kevtam 250, Levactam, Levecetam 250, Levetiracetam AN, Levetiracetam GH, Levetiracetam SZ, Levi 250, NOUMED LEVETIRACETAM 60 5 20
levetiracetam 100 mg/mL oral liquid, 300 mL APO-Levetiracetam, Keppra, Kerron, Levetiracetam-AFT 1 5 20
LEVODOPA + CARBIDOPA + ENTACAPONE levodopa 75 mg + carbidopa 18.75 mg + entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Carlevent, Lecteva, Stalevo 75/18.75/200mg 200 4 20
levodopa 100 mg + carbidopa 25 mg + entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Carlevent, Lecteva, Stalevo 100/25/200mg 200 4 20
levodopa 125 mg + carbidopa 31.25 mg + entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Carlevent, Lecteva, Stalevo 125/31.25/200mg 200 4 20
levodopa 50 mg + carbidopa 12.5 mg + entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Carlevent, Lecteva, Stalevo 50/12.5/200mg 200 4 20
levodopa 150 mg + carbidopa 37.5 mg + entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Carlevent, Lecteva, Stalevo 150/37.5/200mg 200 4 20
levodopa 200 mg + carbidopa 50 mg + entacapone 200 mg tablet, 100 Carlevent, Lecteva, Stalevo 200/50/200mg 200 4 20
LEVONORGESTREL levonorgestrel 30 microgram tablet, 112 tablets [4 x 28] Microlut 28 4 2 20
levonorgestrel 19.5 mg intrauterine drug delivery system, 1 system Kyleena 1 0 20
levonorgestrel 52 mg intrauterine drug delivery system, 1 system Mirena 1 0 20
LEVONORGESTREL + ETHINYLESTRADIOL levonorgestrel 150 microgram + ethinylestradiol 30 microgram tablet [21] (&) inert substance tablet [7], 4 x 28 Eleanor 150/30 ED, Evelyn 150/30 ED, Femme-Tab ED 30/150, Lenest 30 ED, Levlen ED, Micronelle 30 ED, Monofeme 28, Nordette 28 4 2 20
levonorgestrel 100 microgram + ethinylestradiol 20 microgram tablet [21] (&) inert substance tablet [7], 4 x 28 Femme-Tab ED 20/100 4 2 20
levonorgestrel 50 microgram + ethinylestradiol 30 microgram tablet [6] (&) levonorgestrel 75 microgram + ethinylestradiol 40 microgram tablet [5] (&) levonorgestrel 125 microgram + ethinylestradiol 30 microgram tablet [10] (&) inert substance tablet [7], 4 x 28 Logynon ED, Trifeme 28, Triphasil 28, Triquilar ED 4 2 20
levonorgestrel 125 microgram + ethinylestradiol 50 microgram tablet [21] (&) inert substance tablet [7], 4 x 28 Microgynon 50 ED 4 2 20
LEVOTHYROXINE levothyroxine sodium 50 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
levothyroxine sodium 200 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
levothyroxine sodium 75 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
levothyroxine sodium 100 microgram tablet, 200 Eutroxsig, Oroxine 200 1 20
LINAGLIPTIN linagliptin 5 mg tablet, 30 Trajenta 30 5 20
LINAGLIPTIN + METFORMIN linagliptin 2.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 60 Trajentamet 60 5 20
linagliptin 2.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 850 mg tablet, 60 Trajentamet 60 5 20
linagliptin 2.5 mg + metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 60 Trajentamet 60 5 20
LIOTHYRONINE liothyronine sodium 20 microgram tablet, 100 Tertroxin 100 2 20
LISINOPRIL lisinopril 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Lisinopril, Auro-Lisinopril 5, Fibsol 5, Lisinopril AN, Lisinopril Sandoz, Lisinopril generichealth, Zestril, Zinopril 5 30 5 20
lisinopril 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Lisinopril, Auro-Lisinopril 10, Fibsol 10, Lisinopril AN, Lisinopril Sandoz, Lisinopril generichealth, Zestril, Zinopril 10 30 5 20
lisinopril 20 mg tablet, 30 APO-Lisinopril, Auro-Lisinopril 20, Fibsol 20, Lisinopril AN, Lisinopril Sandoz, Lisinopril generichealth, Zestril, Zinopril 20 30 5 20
LOSARTAN losartan potassium 50 mg tablet, 30 Cozavan 60 5 20
losartan potassium 25 mg tablet, 30 Cozavan 30 5 20