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Using Health Spending Accounts
(FSA, HSA) Cards at H-E-B

At H-E-B we are committed to helping our customers stay healthy and able to purchase products for their health and wellness in a variety of ways. To that end, H-E-B accepts virtually all Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and other Health Spending cards.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines which products are FSA eligible. Below is a sample listing of some common types of over the counter (OTC) products that are FSA eligible and ineligible.
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The following types of products are generally considered to be FSA eligible*.



Bandages and First-Aid Tape

Band-Aid®, Johnson & Johnson, Nexcare®

Barrier Contraceptives/Prophylactics

Trojan®, Lifestyles®, Durex®

Blood Pressure Monitors


Contact Lens Solution & Accessories

Opti-Free®, Bausch & Lomb® and Others

Corn Cushions

Dr. Scholl's® Corn Cushions

Denture Adhesives and Repair products

Sea-Bond®, Polident® ,Poligrip®

Diabetes Testing Meters/Supplies

Accu-check®, In Control®

Hearing Aid Batteries

Various Brands

Heating/Cooling Pads

Most types

Incontinence Pads



Humulin®, Novolin®

Insulin Syringes


Pregnancy Tests

E.P.T.®, First Response®, Accuclear®

Reading Glasses and Lens Cleaners

All types


All types

Wraps, Supports and Splints

Most Types (sports wraps not eligible)


All prescribed medications and products

The following types of OTC products may not be purchased using a FSA card* unless prescribed by a healthcare provider. Ask your H-E-B Pharmacist for more details.


Brand Examples (Active Ingredients)

Allergy Medications

Claritin® (loratadine), Zyrtec® (cetirizine), Benadryl® (diphenhydramine)


Tums®, Prilosec®, Zantac®, Rolaids®

Antibiotic Creams, Ointments, Sprays, etc.

Neosporin®, Polysporin®

Anti-gas Medication

Gas-X®, Phazyme®, Beano®

Anti-itch Creams, Ointments, Sprays, etc.

Cortizone®, Neosporing Plus®, Benadryl Cream®


Hydrogen Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, Betadine®

Athlete's Foot and Jock Itch Treatments

Tinactin®, Lotrimin®, Lamisil®

Cold Sore Medications

Abreva®, Carmex®

Cold/Flu Medications (Adult and Children's)

Tylenol Cold®, Pedicare®, Theraflu®

Corn, Callus, Wart Removers

Dr.Scholl's® Corn Removers, Compound W®, Mosco®

Cough Suppressants and Cough Drops

Robitussin®, Mucinex®, Halls® Cough Drops

Diaper Rash Preparations

Desitin®, Dr. Smith's®

Ear Medications, wax and water removal products

Swim-Ear®, Auro-Dri®

Eye—Allergy, Redness and Dryness Relievers

Visine®, Zaditor®, Clear Eyes®

Family Planning Medications

Plan B®

Feminine Hygeine, Yeast Infection and Anti-Itch Products

Monistat®, Vagisil®, Gyne-Lotrimin®

Fiber Powder and Pills

Metamucil®, Fibercon®, Benefiber®

Foot and Nail Care

Gold Bond®, Fungi Nail®, Mexsana Medicated®

Hemorrhoidal Creams and Pads

Preparation H®, Tucks® Pads

Lactose Intolerance Products


Laxatives, Stool Softeners, Enemas and Suppositories

Exlax®, Colace®, Dulcolax®, Fleet Enemas®, Milk of Magnesia®

Leg Cramp Preparations


Lice Treatments

Nix®, Rid®

Menstrual Symptom Relievers

Midol®, Pamprin®

Motion Sickness Products

Dramamine® (meclizine)

Mouth Rinses

Peroxyl®, Biotene®

Nasal Decongestants

Sudafed® (pseudoephedrine)

Nasal Sprays

Afrin®, Ocean®, Ayr®

Pain Relief Patches, Creams and Ointments

Bengay®, IcyHot®

Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer (Adult and Children's Formulations)

Tylenol® (acetaminophen)

Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer/Anti-inflammatory (Adult and Children's Formulations)

Motrin®/Advil®(ibuprofen), Aleve® (naproxen)

Pediatric Electrolytes


Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline®, Aquaphor®

Prenatal Vitamins

Various Brand Names

Sinus Medications

Tylenol Sinus®, Sudafed Sinus®

Sleep Aids

Unisom®/Sominex® (diphenhydramine)

Smoking Cessation Gums, Patches, Lozenges

Nicorette®, Commit®

Sore Throat Lozenges and Sprays

Cepacol®, Chloraseptic®

Spermicidal Jelly

Delfen®, Koromex®

Stomach Remedies/Anti-diarrheal/Nausea Medications

Pepto-Bismol®, Immodium®, Kaopectate®, Emetrol®

Sunburn Care

Solarcaine®, Lanacaine®

Teething/Toothache products

Orajel/Baby Orajel®

Tooth/Denture Pain Relievers


Urinary Pain Relievers

AZO-Standard®, Cystex®

Zinc Lozenges and Sprays

Cold-Eeze®, Zicam®

*FSA eligibility is determined based on Internal Revenue Service guidelines and are subject to change at any time. This list is for informational purposes only and any questions should be directed to your employer or FSA card issuer. IRS guidelines are subject to change and as such, H-E-B is not responsible for any customer decisions made using this list.