Recent changes in tax law has allowed certain over the counter medications to be considered covered items in a flexible spendi
Over-the-Counter Drug Listing
Over-the-Counter Drugs Used Primarily for Medical Care.
These are reimbursable with only a third-party receipt. No
recommendation from a health care provider is required.
Benadryl, Sudafed, Actifed, Claritin, Chlora Trimaton, and Nasalcrom
Gas-X, Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, AXID AR, Pepcid AC, Prilosec OTC, Tagamet HB, and Zantac 75AXID
Femstat 3, Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelrx-7, Monistat 3, 7, and Vagistat-1
Actidil Syrup and Capsules, Actifed, Allerest, Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton, Contac, Dimetane, Drixoral, Nyquil, Sudafed, Tavist-1, and Triaminic
Ex-Lax, Pepto-Bismol, Immodium A.D. and Kaopectate
Anti-itch Lotions and Creams (e.g., for athletes foot, jock itch, bug
Bactine, Caldecort, Cortaid, Hydrocortisone, and Lanacort,
Calamine Lotion, Benadryl Cream, Caladryl, Cortaid, Lamisil AT, Lotramin AF, and Micatin
Cold Sore/Fever Blister/ Eye Drops for Allergy/Cold Relief
Trojans, Magnum, VGF Film and Delfen Contraceptive Foam
Bausch & Lomb, Renu, Aosept, Allergan, Boston and Opti-Free
Decongestant/ Nasal Decongestant and Cold Remedies
Advil Cold and Sinus, Afrin, Afrinol, Aleve Cold and Synus, Children’s Advil Cold, Duration, Dristan Long Lasting, Neo-Synephrine- 12 Hour, Orrivin, Sudafed, Tavist-D, Tylenol Cold and Flue, Thera-flu, Alka Seltzer Cold and Flu, Nyquil, Actidil Syrup and Capsules, Actifed, Allerest, Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton, Contac, Dimetane, Drixoral, Sudafed, Tavist-1, and Triaminic
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Bandage Tape, Thermometers, Medical Gloves, Gauze, Neosporin, Rubbing Alcohol and Visine
Advil, Aleve, Children’s Motrin, Nuprin, Excedrin, Tylenol and Bayer
Services and Bracelets specifically for medical information.
Blood Pressure Monitor, Glucose Tester, HIV Test, Cholesterol Test, Diabetic Supplies, Crutches, Ovulation Monitor and Pregnancy Testing Kits
Advil Migraine,Liqui-gels, Excedrin Migraine, Motrin Migraine
Nicotine Gum or Patches and Smoking Cessation Aids
Nicorette, Nicotrol, Nicodin, Nicoderm CQ, and Commit
1 This list is not an exhaustive list and is intended to give examples of some of the most common brand names of OTC drugs.
Dual Purpose OTC Drugs.
These require a third-party receipt and a note from the Health Care Provider listing the diagnosis
of the medical condition and the recommendation of the OTC Drug.
Anti-baldness/hair loss/ hair replacement/ such as Rogaine, but only if to replace hair loss due to a medical condition (e.g. cancer treatment) and not for balding due to age.
Glucosamine/Chondrotin for arthritis or other medical condition (not reimbursable if taken for overall joint health)
Herbal supplements used to treat a specific disease such as St. John’s Wort for depression
Medicated shampoos’ to treat a specific medical condition like psoriasis and only the amount in excess of the cost of normal shampoo.
No Doz (and other sleep prevention drugs)
Nose strips for proper breathing or other medical conditions
Retin-A and other acne medicines (not reimbursable if used for cosmetic purposes such as wrinkle reduction)
Sleep-Aids and Snoring cessation aids and medications such as Breathe Right Spray, Snorezz
Vitamins are not an eligible expense, unless prescribed by a physician to treat a specific medical condition. (i.e. Iron to treat, not prevent, anemia; Calcium Supplements to treat, not prevent, Osteoporosis). A doctor’s note detailing the specific medical condition will be required for reimbursement.
Weight loss/dietary supplements must be for a specific medical condition such as obesity
OTC Items Not Reimbursable.
These OTC drugs or other products are not considered medical care and therefore would not
be reimbursable through the plan.
Face creams, moisturizers, eye creams, and wrinkle reducers
Feminine Hygiene Products such as tampons and maxi pads
Mouth washes, antiseptics and oral anesthetics
Vitamins taken to improve overall-health
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