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Cialis and Tadalafil Prices at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart (Updated April 2021)

Walmart has the lowest price for both Cialis and tadalafil among the three major pharmacies covered in this blog post. However, despite the lower per-pill prices at conventional pharmacies, ordering online from eDrugstore can save you time and money when you take into consideration all that you get for your money.

Based on their 2020 prescription drug revenues, CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart are America’s three largest retail pharmacy chains. And not surprisingly, these ubiquitous chains often offer among the lowest prices on popular prescription drugs, including erectile dysfunction medicines.

And so it is with Cialis and tadalafil, the second most popular brand-name ED drug and its generic equivalent. The latter made its long-awaited debut in the United States in late September 2018.

Walmart Prices Are the Lowest

Based on currently posted prices for a 20 milligram tablet of Cialis, Walmart continues to have the best deal in February 2021 for this popular ED drug from Eli Lilly & Company with a price of $73.91. This brings the cost of a 10 milligram dose — the recommended starting dose — from Walmart to $36.96.

Cost-conscious shoppers usually buy double-strength tablets, which cost the same as lower-strength pills, and then split them in half to yield two doses for the price of one.

CVS Comes in Second

As you can see from the accompanying price table, CVS is a close second. The Rhode Island-based chain offers 20 milligram Cialis for $76.16, or $38.08 per 10 milligram dose. Last among these three major pharmacy chains, by pennies, is Walgreens, which charges $76.18 for a 20 milligram Cialis, or $38.09 per 10 milligram dose.

Walmart, however, raised the prices of both 10 milligram and 20 milligram tadalafil in February. But at $19.65 for a 20 milligram pill and $9.83 per 10 milligram dose,Walmart still has the lowest price, followed by CVS ($19.86/$9.93) and Walgreens ($21.84/$10.92).

Ordering Online Could Be Cheaper

Should you decide instead to order your Cialis or tadalafil online, the cost per dose will be higher, but the price you pay per pill will get you far more than what you’ll receive from conventional pharmacies in terms of both time and money.

As you can see from the table, longtime online facilitator eDrugstore’s cost per 10 milligram dose of Cialis is higher than those at the brick-and-mortar pharmacies. The online price for tadalafil is higher than those at Walgreens and Walmart but less expensive than the CVS price.

Consider eDrugstore’s Complimentary Extras

However, that’s only part of the story. When you buy a pill at a conventional pharmacy, you pay the posted price, and you get the pill. That’s pretty much it. However, when you order online from eDrugstore, for example, the price per pill has a number of extras built in.

If you already have a doctor’s prescription, you can fax it or scan and email it along with your order to eDrugstore. That will save you the time and travel involved with filling a prescription at a brick-and-mortar pharmacy. But if you don’t yet have a prescription, eDrugstore can set up a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate. And that could be a very substantial savings indeed.

Shipping Is Free

Once you place your online order, eDrugstore packages your shipment discreetly and sends it off, free of cost, to your home, workplace, or any other destination that works for you. If it’s your first shipment from eDrugstore, a complimentary pill splitter is tossed in as yet another freebie.

Based in Tempe, Arizona, eDrugstore has been in business since the late 1990s. In addition to Cialis and tadalafil, the online facilitator offers a full range of all available erectile dysfunction medications — both brand-name and generic. To learn more, visit our Erectile Dysfunction page.

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Dan is a long-time freelance writer focusing on technology, science, health, and medicine, with a lifelong interest in physics, biology, and medicine. His work has taken a particular focus on scientific studies "beyond the headlines," reading the study to more closely examine the results.