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Cialis and Tadalafil Prices at CVS (Updated May 2021)

CVS frequently adjusts its retail price for the erectile dysfunction medications Cialis and tadalafil. Back in January of 2020, the prices at CVS for 20 milligrams of both ED prescriptions (Cialis $76.16 and tadalafil $26.99) were lower than at competing retail outlets such as Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite Aid. By May 2021, CVS prices have fallen more into line with their major competitors, with very little difference between CVS and Rite Aid.

Overall, the average price for 20 milligrams of Cialis ($78.37) rose in May, mostly driven by Amazon’s steep price jump. The average price for 20 milligrams of tadalafil also rose slightly in May to $25.11. This is evidence that consumers should consider both prices as well as other factors when making their decisions between brick-and-mortar retail outlets, or convenient online pharmacies such as eDrugstore.com.

Cialis and Tadalafil

The drug tadalafil, sold under the brand name Cialis, is one of the most popular medications for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The generic tadalafil has only been available since October 2018, and more consumers are considering taking Cialis for ED.

Unlike some other popular ED medications such as Viagra, there are two dosing regimens for Cialis, daily and as-needed. Patients taking Cialis daily typically are prescribed 2.5 milligrams per day, while those taking it as needed may use anywhere between 5 milligrams and 20 milligrams per occasion to combat erectile dysfunction. Your doctor will consult with you about the proper dosage.

CVS and Other Retail Pharmacies

If you have been prescribed Cialis or tadalafil, your next choice will be where to buy. CVS is the largest retail pharmacy with physical locations in the United States, earning $268.7 billion in revenue in the 2020 fiscal year, followed by Walgreens ($139.5 billion) and Walmart ($559 billion). Rite Aid is another player in the prescription market, with fiscal year 2020 revenue of $21.9 billion.

Competition and Fluidity in Pricing of Cialis and Tadalafil

These four pharmacies make up a large share of the retail prescription drug market and compete heavily on pricing. Industry data show how each retail chain adjusts its pricing over time in order to maximize profit while claiming a bigger share of the market. As the chart below demonstrates, we can see that price fluidity in the way that CVS has priced prescription Cialis and tadalafil over the last year.

CVS’s May 2021 price of $76.16 for 20 milligram of Cialis is similar to Walgreens’ price of $76.18 and is more expensive than Walmart ($73.91). CVS’s price of $76.16 is below the national average price of $78.37, as is their price of $19.86 for 20 milligrams of tadalafil. (The national average is $25.11).

What Accounts for Price Fluidity?

Especially in the case of generic tadalafil, retail pharmacies have spent the last year seeking a “Goldilocks” price for the medication. Each outlet seeks to balance price with profit and customer satisfaction, with the larger chain pharmacies able to offer lower prices.

What do consumers sacrifice, however, for those lower prices? Convenience, time, privacy, and service.

Benefits of Online Pharmacies like eDrugstore

There are multiple benefits to ordering from an online pharmacy like eDrugstore. Ordering online allows you to simply, quickly, and easily order refills, renew prescriptions, check your order status, view your claims history, and find prescription drug information.

In addition, if you do not yet have a prescription, eDrugstore will set you up with a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. doctor, who will go through your medical history with you and recommend both the ED medication and the dosing scheme that will work best for you. This service provides huge savings in money and time as well as more privacy.

Using eDrugstore, in general, will save you time in a variety of ways (and as the saying goes, time is money!). By using eDrugstore you will save time in:

  • Ordering prescriptions and refills
  • Not having to drive to a retail store
  • Not having to wait in line
  • Being able to access your prescription records for tax purposes and for HSAs and FSAs
  • Having access to easy information about your prescription

Many people don’t enjoy either the hassle or the time lost in going to a brick-and-mortar drugstore. Savvy consumers choose convenience, discretion, and savings of time and money when they choose to shop online or get, fill, and refill their prescriptions online.

Check Out the Services that eDrugstore Has to Offer

Whether or not you already have a prescription for ED medication, eDrugstore is here to help. Whether you choose to speak to us via phone or online, we will provide you with only the best in medical consultation, information, and support.

We encourage you to visit eDrugstore.com for medications as well as other products, services, tips, and quality information that will enhance your life. Get coupons, compare medications, learn exercises, and speak with a representative today at eDrugstore.com!

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