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I did a search and didn't find much, so...

Does anyone get their doc to write scripts for their Vitamins or supplements to be able to use your Flexible Spending Accounts through insurance? Being early post op, mine are pricey (Celebrate, Bariatric Advantage). My FSA indicates I can use it if my doc writes scripts. Just curious if anyone has any experience with this.

Also, when were you able to switch to using regular old OTC Vitamins? Do you take more than the recommended dosage?

Thanks in advance, fellow losers! :D

~ HiHoSleever

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I don't need an rx to use my FSA card to pay for Vitamins.

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I never thought about having my PCP write a script for Vitamins - although i've had her do it for stuff like ibuprofen (pre-surgery), so might be worth a shot...

I've always taken OTC Vitamins. I take Centrum chewable or the generic equivalent. And I take two instead of one.

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My FSA does not require scripts for reimbursement. I can use the FSA card, or submit for payment. I just need to document the spend.

Also, I had Dr. write scripts in past for some items, and found the co-pay was higher than the total cost of over the counter product.

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Thanks for the replies! Will look into this a little more and hopefully remember to report back.

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