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Can you pay for Abreva with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for Abreva with an HSA? You may also be wondering if this item is eligible or ineligible for use with your HSA funds, or if it qualifies for reimbursement.

Yes, you can pay for Abreva with an HSA.

More details about Abreva

Abreva is a topical antiviral cream used to treat cold sores and fever blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus. It's also known as docosanol and available over the counter (OTC).

Two of the most common side effects from Abreva are headache and skin irritation. Please consult your doctor if you experience any side effects while using Abreva.


Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for Abreva with your HSA card before making any purchases.

A good rule of thumb is that if your doctor diagnosed you with a specific medical condition or ordered a treatment, product, or prescription specifically for you, your HSA should cover it. Sometimes your HSA will even cover items that it normally wouldn't if you have a letter of medical necessity signed by your doctor. Again, you should check with your HSA administrator before any purchase if you have any questions about an item being eligible or ineligible.