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
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE medroxyprogesterone acetate 10 mg tablet, 30 Provera, Ralovera 30 2 20
medroxyprogesterone acetate 10 mg tablet, 100 Provera, Ralovera 100 2 20
medroxyprogesterone acetate 5 mg tablet, 56 Provera, Ralovera 56 2 20
medroxyprogesterone acetate 150 mg/mL injection, 1 mL vial Depo-Provera, Depo-Ralovera 1 1 20
MELOXICAM meloxicam 15 mg capsule, 30 APO-Meloxicam, Chem mart Meloxicam, MELOBIC, Meloxicam Sandoz, Mobic, Movalis 15, Moxicam, Terry White Chemists Meloxicam 30 3 20
meloxicam 15 mg tablet, 30 APX-Meloxicam, CIPLA MELOXICAM 15, MELOBIC, Meloxibell, Meloxicam Sandoz, Mobic, Movalis 15, Moxicam 15, Pharmacor Meloxicam 15 30 3 20
MEMANTINE memantine hydrochloride 10 mg tablet, 56 APO-Memantine, Ebixa, Memantine generichealth, Memanxa 56 5 20
memantine hydrochloride 20 mg tablet, 28 APO-Memantine, Ebixa, Memantine generichealth 28 5 20
MESALAZINE mesalazine 500 mg modified release granules, 100 sachets Salofalk 200 5 20
mesalazine 2 g modified release granules, 60 sachets Pentasa 60 5 20
mesalazine 1 g modified release tablet, 60 Pentasa 120 5 20
mesalazine 1.2 g modified release tablet, 60 Mesalazine 1.2 TAKEDA, Mezavant 120 5 20
mesalazine 250 mg enteric tablet, 100 Mesasal 100 5 20
mesalazine 1.5 g modified release granules, 60 sachets Salofalk 60 5 20
mesalazine 500 mg enteric tablet, 100 Salofalk 200 5 20
mesalazine 500 mg modified release tablet, 100 Pentasa 200 5 20
mesalazine 1 g modified release granules, 100 sachets Pentasa, Salofalk 100 5 20
mesalazine 800 mg enteric tablet, 90 Asacol 90 5 20
mesalazine 4 g modified release granules, 30 sachets Pentasa 30 5 20
mesalazine 3 g modified release granules, 30 sachets Salofalk 30 5 20
mesalazine 1.6 g enteric tablet, 60 Asacol 120 4 20
mesalazine 1 g enteric tablet, 60 Salofalk 120 5 20
METFORMIN metformin hydrochloride 1 g tablet, 90 APO-Metformin 1000, APX-Metformin, Diabex 1000, Diaformin 1000, Formet 1000, Glucobete 1000, Metformin AN, Metformin GH, Metformin Sandoz, Sandoz Metformin 90 5 20
metformin hydrochloride 1 g modified release tablet, 60 APO-Metformin XR 1000, Blooms the Chemist Metformin XR 1000, Diabex XR 1000, Diaformin XR 1000, METEX XR, Pharmacor Metformin XR 60 5 20
metformin hydrochloride 500 mg tablet, 100 APO-Metformin 500, APX-Metformin, Diabex, Diaformin, FORMET 500, Glucobete 500, Metformin AN, Metformin GH, Metformin Sandoz 100 5 20
metformin hydrochloride 500 mg modified release tablet, 120 APO-Metformin XR 500, Blooms the Chemist Metformin XR 500, Diabex XR 500, Metex XR, Metformin XR 500 APOTEX, Pharmacor Metformin XR 120 5 20
metformin hydrochloride 850 mg tablet, 60 APO-Metformin 850, APX-Metformin, Chem mart Metformin, Diabex 850, Diaformin 850, FORMET 850, Glucobete 850, Metformin AN, Metformin Sandoz, Terry White Chemists Metformin 60 5 20
METHOTREXATE methotrexate 7.5 mg/0.15 mL injection, 0.15 mL syringe Trexject 4 5 20
methotrexate 10 mg/0.2 mL injection, 0.2 mL syringe Trexject 4 5 20
methotrexate 15 mg/0.3 mL injection, 0.3 mL syringe Trexject 4 5 20
methotrexate 20 mg/0.4 mL injection, 0.4 mL syringe Trexject 4 5 20
methotrexate 25 mg/0.5 mL injection, 0.5 mL syringe Trexject 4 5 20
METHYLDOPA methyldopa 250 mg tablet, 100 Aldomet 100 5 20
METHYLPREDNISOLONE methylprednisolone acetate 40 mg/mL modified release injection, 5 x 1 mL vials Depo-Medrol, Depo-Nisolone 5 0 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE METOPROLOL SUCCINATE Tablet 190 mg (controlled release), 30 Metrol-XL 190, Minax XL, Topreloc-XL, Toprol-XL 190 30 5 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE Tablet 47.5 mg (controlled release), 30 Metrol-XL 47.5, Minax XL, Topreloc-XL, Toprol-XL 47.5 30 5 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE Tablet 95 mg (controlled release), 30 Metrol-XL 95, Minax XL, Topreloc-XL, Toprol-XL 95 30 5 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE METOPROLOL TARTRATE Tablet 100 mg, 60 APO-Metoprolol, Betaloc, Metoprolol Sandoz, Metrol 100, Minax 100, Mistrom, NOUMED METOPROLOL 60 5 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE Tablet 50 mg, 100 APO-Metoprolol, Betaloc, Metoprolol Sandoz, Metrol 50, Minax 50, Mistrom, NOUMED METOPROLOL 100 5 20
MINOCYCLINE minocycline 50 mg tablet, 60 Akamin 50, Minomycin-50 60 5 20
MINOXIDIL minoxidil 10 mg tablet, 100 Loniten 100 5 20
MIRTAZAPINE mirtazapine 45 mg tablet, 30 APO-Mirtazapine, APX-Mirtazapine, Axit 45, MIRTANZA, Mirtazapine Sandoz, Mirtazon, NOUMED MIRTAZAPINE 30 5 20
mirtazapine 45 mg orally disintegrating tablet, 30 MIRTANZA ODT, Mirtazapine AN ODT, Mirtazapine Sandoz ODT 45 30 5 20
MOCLOBEMIDE moclobemide 150 mg tablet, 60 APO-Moclobemide, Amira 150, Aurorix, Clobemix, Moclobemide AN, Moclobemide Sandoz 60 5 20
moclobemide 300 mg tablet, 60 APO-Moclobemide, Amira 300, Aurorix 300 mg, Clobemix, Moclobemide AN, Moclobemide Sandoz 60 5 20
MODAFINIL modafinil 100 mg tablet, 60 APO-Modafinil, Modafin, Modafinil GH, Modafinil Mylan, Modafinil Sandoz, Modavigil 120 5 20
MONTELUKAST montelukast 4 mg chewable tablet, 28 MONTELAIR 4, Montelukast APOTEX, Montelukast Lupin, Montelukast Mylan, Montelukast Sandoz 4 28 5 20
montelukast 5 mg chewable tablet, 28 MONTELAIR 5, Montelukast APOTEX, Montelukast Lupin, Montelukast Mylan, Montelukast Sandoz 5 28 5 20
MOXONIDINE moxonidine 200 microgram tablet, 30 APO-Moxonidine, Moxonidine GH, Moxonidine GX, Moxonidine MYL, Moxonidine Viatris, Moxotens, Physiotens 30 5 20
moxonidine 400 microgram tablet, 30 APO-Moxonidine, Moxonidine GH, Moxonidine GX, Moxonidine MYL, Moxonidine Viatris, Moxotens, Physiotens 30 5 20