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Cialis and Tadalafil Prices at CVS and Target

This month, CVS and Target (which is owned by CVS) price both brand-name Cialis and its generic form, tadalafil, higher than the national average.


Cialis and Tadalafil 20 milligrams

This month, CVS’s price for Cialis 20 milligrams dropped to $59.35, a price that has fallen below the national average. CVS’s price for 20 milligrams of tadalafil, rose to $2.29.  

CVS’s price for 20 milligrams of Cialis is lower than Walgreens’ price of $61.88 and Walmart’s price of $59.71. CVS’s price is also slightly below the national average of $60.32.

Cialis and Tadalafil 10 milligrams

Cialis 10 milligrams is priced at $29.68 at CVS this month, slightly higher than the national average of $30.16 and also higher than several of the other retailers we track. 

For generic tadalafil 20 milligrams, the CVS price is $2.29, much lower than the national average of $7.60. Tadalafil 10 milligrams is $1.15 at CVS this month, much less than the national average of $3.80 and in line with the retailers we track.

This is evidence that consumers should consider both price and other factors when making the choice between brick-and-mortar retail outlets or convenient online pharmacies such as eDrugstore.

About 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 $122.6 billion in revenue in the 2021 fiscal year, followed by Walgreens ($90.3 billion) and Walmart ($22.7 billion). 

Rite Aid is another player in the prescription market, with fiscal year 2021 revenue of $12.2 billion.

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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 Cialis and tadalafil over the last year.

CVS’s September 2023 price of $69.30 for 20 milligram of Cialis is less than Walgreens’ price of $76.23 but more expensive than Walmart ($73.64). CVS’s price is above the national average price of $69.30, and their price of $2.52 for 20 milligrams of tadalafil is less than the national average of $7.64.  

What Accounts for Price Fluidity?

Especially in the case of generic tadalafil, retail pharmacies continue to seek 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 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 will save you time in a variety of ways (and as the saying goes, time is money!). By using eDrugstore you will save time by:

  • Quickly ordering prescriptions and refills online
  • 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 easy access to your prescription records

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.

Browse our medication guide or call 1-800-467-5146 to speak to a U.S.-licensed physician today. We will write your prescription and send your medication discreetly to your door. Virtual health visits and shipping are always free.

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