Pharmaceutical Benefits for Gold Card Veterans

Here is the list of Pharmacy Medications available to Gold Card Veterans – but when you visit you doctor, make sure you take the list with you as he / she may not be aware of all these medications being available to Veterans under the RPBS scheme; if you should have any problems ask your doctor to contact DVA Pharmacy approvals on 1800 522 580 for an authority.

Pharmacy Medication List
as of 01 January 2018

(The following is a list of products, that are available on a Doctors prescription, for Gold Card Repatriation Patients)

Skin Care:
Sorbolene and Glycerine Cream, Calmurid Cream, Pinetarsol Solution, Hamilton Skin Therapy Wash, QV Bath Oil,
QV Cream — (DVA Authority required)

Hair Care:
Sebitar Shampoo, Sebi Rinse Conditioner, Selsun Nizoral Shampoo — (DVA Authority required)

Sun Care:
15+ Cream, Lotion, and Solarstick, Ego Sun Sense 50+, Aquasun

Oral Hygiene:
Savacol Aquae Spray for Dry mouth

Telfast, Claratyne, Zyrtec, Phenergan, Drixine Nasal Spray, Beconase Nasal Spray, Rhinocort Nasal Spray, Sudafed, Demazin Tablets

Cough Mixtures:
Senagar & Ammonia, Durotuss

Fibre Supplements & Laxatives:
Nucolox, Normacol, Metamucil, Coloxyl with Senna, Senokot, Movicol powder sachets, Glycerine Suppositories

Micropore Tape, Cutilfilm Plus Waterproof Dressings, Melolin Dressings, Handy Bandages, Cotton Wool, Betadine, Antiseptic, Solugels, Barrier Creams, Disposable Gloves, Prantal Powder, Bactroban Cream or Ointment

Antifungal Agents:
Lamasil cream, Canesten cream, Loceryl Nail Paint, Hydrozole cream — (DVA Authority required)

Haemorroidal Treatments:
Proctocedyl Ointment — (DVA Authority required) Suppositories, Anusol

Ear Preparations:
Ear Clear for Wax, Waxsol, Ceromol Ear Drops

Eye Drops:
Ircal Eye Ointment, Refresh Tears Plus 15ml

Vitamins & Minerals:
Calcium sup Tablets, (Caltrate), Vitamin B1 (Betamin), Magnesium Tablets (Mag-MIn), Accomin Liquid Tonic, Oste Vit-D — (Vitamin D) — (DVA Authority required)
Multivitamins — (DVA Authority required)

Joint Pain & Arthritis:
Metsal Cream or Liniment, Arthro-Aid (Glucosamine) Osteomol 665 Paracetamol (replaces Panadol Osteo Tablets) Voltaren Emulgel — (DVA Authority required) Fish Oil Capsules 1000mg — (DVA Authority required)

Sexual Health:
Viagara, Cialis, Caverject

Asprins – Cartia, Astrix Capsules, Cardiprin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Panamax Co, Panadeine Forte

Weight Loss:
Optifast, Xenical

Nicorette Patches (Quit Smoking), Vermox, Imodium, Gastro-Stop, Ural Sachets (Urinary Alkalinizer)

Always check with your GP, as this list changes from time to time. (You could have been paying full price for any of these items without realising you could have them on a prescription, thereby reaching the Safety Net sooner.  Once you reach the Safety Net your prescriptions are free.)

Some Pharmacies are charging discounted scripts.  Be aware; if you take the discounted price, you will reach the Safety Net much later.

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One comment

  • stevow November 1, 2023   Reply →

    Not very likely that many will ever reach the ‘safety net’ anymore. What no one seems to have considered is, if I am able to get 2 months scripts at once, for the same item, with no increase in payments from the old single script cost, it will then take twice as long, or require a spend of twice as much, to get to the free safety net scripts. Also consider the amount spent on scripts only accumulates for a year. A smart move by a govn to cut their costs at the expense of doctors, chemists and customers (us), so very few customers will attain the expenditure required for (safety net) free meds. Probably part of the reason doctors are charging for visits now and their fees have just increased again to over $100 a ‘normal’ visit. Unfortunately prices only ever go in one direction – up – govn policy determines how fast, and by how much.

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