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
RABEPRAZOLE rabeprazole sodium 10 mg enteric tablet, 28 APO-Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Rabeprazole Sandoz 28 5 20
rabeprazole sodium 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Rabeprazole, Noumed Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Rabeprazole Mylan, Rabeprazole SUN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Zabep 30 1 20
rabeprazole sodium 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Rabeprazole, Noumed Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Rabeprazole Mylan, Rabeprazole SUN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Zabep 30 5 20
rabeprazole sodium 20 mg enteric tablet, 30 APO-Rabeprazole, Noumed Rabeprazole, Parbezol, Pariet, Rabeprazole Mylan, Rabeprazole SUN, Rabeprazole Sandoz, Zabep 60 5 20
RALOXIFENE raloxifene hydrochloride 60 mg tablet, 28 APO-Raloxifene, Evista, Fixta 60, RALOVISTA, Raloxifene GH 28 5 20
RALTEGRAVIR raltegravir 600 mg tablet, 60 Isentress HD 120 5 20
RAMIPRIL ramipril 5 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 5 30 5 20
ramipril 1.25 mg tablet, 30 Prilace, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Tritace 1.25 mg, Tryzan Tabs 1.25 30 5 20
ramipril 10 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Ramipril Sandoz, Tritace, Tryzan Tabs 10 30 5 20
ramipril 2.5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Prilace, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Tritace 2.5 mg, Tryzan Tabs 2.5 30 5 20
ramipril 5 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ramipril, Prilace, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Tritace 5 mg, Tryzan Tabs 5 30 5 20
ramipril 1.25 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 1.25 30 5 20
ramipril 10 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, APX-Ramipril, Prilace, Ramipril Sandoz, Ramipril Winthrop, Tritace 10 mg, Tryzan Caps 10 30 5 20
ramipril 2.5 mg capsule, 30 APO-Ramipril, Tryzan Caps 2.5 30 5 20
RAMIPRIL + FELODIPINE ramipril 5 mg + felodipine 5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Triasyn 5.0/5.0 30 5 20
ramipril 2.5 mg + felodipine 2.5 mg modified release tablet, 30 Triasyn 2.5/2.5 30 5 20
RANITIDINE ranitidine 150 mg/10 mL oral liquid, 300 mL Zantac Syrup 2 5 20
ranitidine 150 mg tablet, 60 APO-Ranitidine, Zantac 60 5 20
ranitidine 300 mg tablet, 30 APO-Ranitidine, Zantac 30 5 20
RASAGILINE rasagiline 1 mg tablet, 30 Alziras, Azilect, Pharmacor Rasagiline, Rasagiline Sandoz, Rasagiline-Teva, Rasazil 30 5 20
REBOXETINE reboxetine 4 mg tablet, 60 Edronax 60 5 20
RIBAVIRIN ribavirin 200 mg tablet, 100 Ibavyr 200 2 20
RIBOCICLIB ribociclib 200 mg tablet, 42 Kisqali 42 5 20
ribociclib 200 mg tablet, 63 Kisqali 63 5 20
ribociclib 200 mg tablet, 21 Kisqali 21 5 20
RIFAXIMIN rifaximin 550 mg tablet, 56 Xifaxan 56 5 20
RILUZOLE riluzole 50 mg tablet, 56 APO-Riluzole, Pharmacor Riluzole, Rilutek, Riluzole Sandoz 56 5 20
RIPRETINIB ripretinib 50 mg tablet, 90 Qinlock 90 1 20
RISANKIZUMAB risankizumab 75 mg/0.83 mL injection, 2 x 0.83 mL syringes Skyrizi 2 1 20
RISEDRONATE risedronate sodium 150 mg tablet, 1 APO-Risedronate, Actonel Once-a-Month 1 5 20
risedronate sodium 30 mg tablet, 28 Actonel 28 1 20
risedronate sodium 35 mg tablet, 4 APO-Risedronate, Risedronate Sandoz 4 5 20
risedronate sodium 35 mg enteric tablet, 4 Actonel EC 4 5 20
risedronate sodium 5 mg tablet, 28 Actonel 28 5 20
RIVAROXABAN rivaroxaban 2.5 mg tablet, 60 Xarelto 60 5 20
rivaroxaban 20 mg tablet, 28 Xarelto 28 5 20
rivaroxaban 10 mg tablet, 30 Xarelto 30 5 20
rivaroxaban 15 mg tablet, 28 Xarelto 28 5 20
RIVASTIGMINE rivastigmine 6 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 1.5 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 3 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 4.5 mg capsule, 56 Exelon 56 5 20
rivastigmine 9.5 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 10 30 5 20
rivastigmine 4.6 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 5 30 5 20
rivastigmine 13.3 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 15 30 1 20
rivastigmine 13.3 mg/24 hours patch, 30 Exelon Patch 15 30 5 20
ROMOSOZUMAB romosozumab 105 mg/1.17 mL injection, 2 x 1.17 mL syringes Evenity 2 5 20
ROSUVASTATIN rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 10, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 10, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 10, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 10, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 20, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 20, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 20, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 20, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 40, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 40, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 40, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 40, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 11 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 5, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 5, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 5 20
rosuvastatin 5 mg tablet, 30 APX-Rosuvastatin, Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin, Cavstat, Crestor, Crosuva 5, Noumed Rosuvastatin, Pharmacor Rosuvastatin 5, Rosuvastatin APOTEX, Rosuvastatin Lupin, Rosuvastatin RBX, Rosuvastatin Sandoz 30 11 20
ROTIGOTINE rotigotine 8 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 2 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 4 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
rotigotine 6 mg/24 hours patch, 28 Neupro 28 5 20
RUXOLITINIB ruxolitinib 5 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 112 0 20
ruxolitinib 5 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 112 5 20
ruxolitinib 15 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 15 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20
ruxolitinib 20 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 20 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20
ruxolitinib 10 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 0 20
ruxolitinib 10 mg tablet, 56 Jakavi 56 5 20