turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
turbotax icon
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

Can i deduct over the counter pain relievers?

can i deduct aleve for pain relief caused by arthritis?
Connect with an expert
x
Do you have an Intuit account?

Do you have an Intuit account?

You'll need to sign in or create an account to connect with an expert.

4 Replies

Can i deduct over the counter pain relievers?

No. Only prescription medications are deductible medical expenses.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
KrisD15
Expert Alumni

Can i deduct over the counter pain relievers?

Not as a medical expense for Schedule A UNLESS you have a Dr. Prescription or other written direction to purchase that product. 

 

It cold be used to offset a Flexible Spending Account. 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Bookahen
New Member

Can i deduct over the counter pain relievers?

Deducting over-the-counter pain relievers like Aleve for arthritis pain relief could be possible if you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA). However, it's essential to consult with a tax professional to understand the eligibility criteria and any limitations.
When it comes to managing arthritis pain, finding the right support can make a big difference. Alongside pain relievers, using the best knee brace can provide added stability and comfort. They offer a wide range of options designed to cater to various needs and preferences.

KrisD15
Expert Alumni

Can i deduct over the counter pain relievers?

You could use a Flexible Spending Account or Health Spending Account to purchase those types of items, but no, they would not be considered deductible medical expenses for Schedule A unless  prescribed by a physician. 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
message box icon

Get more help

Ask questions and learn more about your taxes and finances.

Post your Question
Manage cookies