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Can you pay for acetaminophen with an HSA?

Are you wondering if you can pay for acetaminophen 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 acetaminophen with an HSA.

More details about acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer and is available over the counter (OTC). It is also known as paracetamol and is commonly sold under the brand names Tylenol, Excedrin, Calpol, and Panadol.

Acetaminophen is also known around the world under the following brands: Acamol, Ace +, Acet, Acetalgin, Adol, Aeknil, Aldolor, Alvedon, APAP, Apiretal, Apiretal Flas, Atamel, Atasol, Benuron, Biogesic, Biogesic-Kiddilets, Buscapina, Calonal, Captin, Cemol, Cetamol, Coldex, Coldrex, Co-Tipol, Cotibin, Crocin, Dolo, Dafalgan, Daleron, Depon, Dexamol, Dexamol Plus, Dolex, Dolgesic, Doliprane, Dolorol, Dolprone, Dolyc, Efferalgan, Endopain, Enelfa, Europain, Febrectal, Febricet, Febridol, Fensum, Gelocatil, Gripin, Gesic, Hedex, Hedanol, Herron, Influbene, Kafa, Kitadol, Lekadol, Lupocet, Metacin, Mexalen, Milidon, Minoset, Momentum, Napa, NapaDol, Niko, Neo-Kiddielets, Pain Relief, Pacol, Pamol, Parol, Panado, Panamax, Panda, Panodil, Paracet, Paracitol, Paralen, Paramax, Paramed, Paratabs, Paramol, Paracetol, Parol, Perdolan, Perfalgan, Pinex, Piretanyl, Plicet, PyongSu Cetamol, Pyrenol (Paracetamol plus caffeine), Pyrigesic, Reliv, Revanin, Rokamol, Rubophen, Sara, Scanol, Sinpro N, Tachipirin, Tachipirina, Tafirol, Tapsin, Termalgin, Tempra, Thomapyrin, Tipol, Togal Classic Duo, Treuphadol, Triaminic, Uphamol, Vermidon, Vitamol, Xumadol, and Zolben.


Please note that it's always best to check with your HSA administrator or health insurance provider to confirm if you can pay for acetaminophen 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.