Imagine this – You start experiencing some heartburn because you couldn’t stop yourself from that one last piece of pizza. All is well since you’re right around the corner from your local pharmacy. But then you stop to ask yourself, “Will over-the-counter antacids be eligible as an HSA qualified purchase?”

You’re HSA funds are there when you need them, but they aren’t completely helpful if you don’t know everything that is covered by it. Recently over-the-counter (OTC) items were added to the list of HSA qualified purchases. Here’s a breakdown of some of the common OTC items that are qualified.

Looking for more qualified HSA purchases, or maybe one that are ineligible? Check out this helpful list.

Common Over-the-Counter Qualified Expenses

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Acid controllers
  • Acne medicine
  • Aids for indigestion
  • Allergy and sinus medicines
  • Anti-diarrheal medicine
  • Baby rash ointment
  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Eye drops
  • Feminine antifungal or anti-itch products
  • Hemorrhoid treatment
  • Laxatives or stool softeners
  • Lice treatments
  • Motion sickness medicines
  • Nasal sprays or drops
  • Ointment for cuts, burns, or rashes
  • Pain relievers, like aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Sleep aids
  • Stomach remedies

Some services may be eligible with a letter of Medical Necessity

  • Weight loss treatment
  • Compression hosiery or socks
  • Massage treatment for specific diagnosis
  • CPR classes for adult or child
  • Improvements or special equipment required for the home

Helpful Tips!

Did you know you can scan items with your HSA Central mobile app to see if they are qualified? Just download the HSA Central app in your mobile app store to get started.

If shopping for medical expenses online, make sure to check out or Amazon’s FSA|HSA Store. They have already figured out what products are eligible for you.

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