Inhaler Coverage

For patients with asthma and other conditions, TRICARE covers up to six inhalers at once for a 90-day supply at participating pharmacies. If you get your medications from:

This includes:

  • Albuterol
    • Proair
    • Proventil
    • Ventolin
  • Levalbuterol
    • Xopenex

TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments

Your costs will vary depending on your drug category. Prescription drugs fall into four categories:

  1. Generic formulary drugs
  2. Brand-name formulary drugs
  3. Non-formulary drugs
  4. Non-covered drugs

Non-Active Duty Service Members must pay the full CopaymentA fixed dollar amount you may pay for a covered health care service or drug. for each 30-day supply.


This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/20/2022