Fever Reducing Medications: FSA Eligibility

Fever reducing medications, when prescribed by a doctor, are eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Fever reducing medications are not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) or a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA).

What are fever reducing medications?

Fever reducing medications are any medication that can be prescribed for reducing a fever or treating its symptoms. Fever reducing medications can include Over-the-Counter (OTC) medications as well as prescription-only medications. Fever reducing medications are eligible for reimbursement through a consumer-directed healthcare account if they have been prescribed by a medical professional, regardless of whether they are OTC or not.

Fever reducing medications include off-label and generic products such as naproxen, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and more. Name-brand product equivalents such as Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Tylenol and others are also considered eligible for reimbursement with a consumer-directed healthcare account as fever reducing medications so long as a doctor has prescribed them. Sometimes the treatment may include multiple types of fever reducing medication to be taken in conjunction with each other.

Fever reducing medications work in a variety of ways to reduce the actual fever temperature and/or alleviate fever symptoms. Some fever reducing medications work by preventing the body from allowing itself to raise the temperature towards a fever.

Fever reducing medications are typically prescribed in conjunction with other measures to reduce the fever, including rest, application of wet and cool towels, fluid hydration, and more. Some types of fever, especially those caused by heat or certain types of infection.

Fever reducing medications should be taken with care and according to a doctor's specific instructions. Some fever reducing medications can be used more safely in alternating doses of multiple medications, to lower the possibility of overdose or to mitigate potential side effects.

Eligibility Table

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Limited Care FSA Dependent Care FSA Health Savings Account (HSA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Eligible

Eligible with Rx

Eligible with LMN

Not Eligible

Additional Information

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Specifically Not Covered

Not eligible without a prescription.

Legal Information / Regulations

Prescription Required. Information Letter (IL) 2009-0209; Notice 2010-59.

 


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