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Price of Cialis and Tadalafil at Major Pharmacies: September 2019

Publix has the lowest price for Cialis; tadalafil is least expensive at CVS and Target. But you get a lot more for your money when you order your erectile dysfunction drugs online from eDrugstore.com.

Cialis stands alone among all the oral erectile dysfunction drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors. Like all other PDE5 inhibitors, high-strength Cialis (10 and 20 milligrams) is a drug that is taken on demand — usually 60 to 120 minutes before the anticipated start of sexual activity.

At lower doses (2.5 and 5 milligrams), Cialis is also a daily medication that can ensure you’re ready for sex whenever the moment is right. This article focuses on the latest posted prices for Cialis on-demand, the higher-strength version. It also explores current prices for tadalafil, which is Cialis’s generic equivalent as well as its active ingredient.

Cialis Lasts Longer

Even among all ED drugs that are taken on demand, Cialis sets itself apart by its extremely long-lasting effects. For many men, the erection-friendly effects of high-strength Cialis last for up to 36 hours, far longer than any other on-demand ED drug.

First introduced in 2003, Cialis was the third of the ED drugs to make its debut. Viagra was first in 1998, and Levitra followed in 2003, only months before Cialis made its bow.

September Prices Reviewed

This blog post reviews September prices for both Cialis and tadalafil at pharmacies across the country. In all, 18 pharmacies — 15 conventional retailers and three online suppliers — were surveyed.

Also examined is the trend of Cialis and tadalafil prices over the course of the summer months — July through September 2019. The figures listed below represent the approximate cost of a 10-milligram dose of Cialis/tadalafil (the recommended starting dose) based on half the price of a 20-milligram tablet. Splitting the latter in half produces two 10-milligram doses, and since Cialis/tadalafil pills cost the same regardless of strength, it just make good financial sense to split pills, in effect getting two doses for the price of one.

  • CVS, $38.08 for Cialis; $10.92 for tadalafil
  • Walgreens, $38.09; $15.18
  • Walmart, $36.96; $25.61
  • Rite Aid, $38.09; $15.18
  • Kroger, $37.67; $11.00
  • Target (owned by CVS), $38.08; $10.92
  • Publix, $34.62; $11.00
  • Costco, $37.22; n/a
  • Meijer, $37.67; $11.85
  • Fred’s, $37.67; $11.85
  • Hy-Vee, $37.67; $11.85
  • Medicine Shoppe International, $37.96; n/a
  • Winn-Dixie, $37.67; $11.85
  • Stop & Shop, $37.67; $12.95
  • Giant Food Stores, $37.67; $12.95
  • eDrugstore (online), $47.32; $22.30

 

Cialis Lowest at Publix

According to the latest price data available to us, Publix had the lowest cost per 10-milligram dose of Cialis at $34.62 in September. The next lowest was Walmart at $36.96 per 10-milligram dose.

For tadalafil, CVS and Target shared the lowest price in September. From those two outlets, the cost per 10-milligram dose was $10.92. Kroger and Publix were only slightly higher at $11.00 per 10-milligram dose.

Across the three-month summer of 2019, the average cost per 10-milligram dose of Cialis went from $39.03 in July to $37.92, reflecting a relatively modest decline of 2.8 percent. By contrast, the average cost per 10-milligram dose of tadalafil went from $18.80 in July to $14.34 in September, a significant drop of 23.7 percent.

Get More for Your Money

The costs per 10-milligram dose of Cialis and tadalafil were $47.32 and $22.30 at eDrugstore.com, higher than comparable prices at brick-and-mortar stores. However, when ordering online from eDrugstore, you’ll get a lot more for your money than just the medication.

No more bothersome trips to and from the drugstore and no waiting in line. If you don’t have a prescription, eDrugstore will arrange a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate. Shipping is free of charge and discreet. And you’ll even get a free pill splitter if it’s your first order.

If the prospect of ordering online appeals to you, pay a visit to eDrugstore’s Erectile Dysfunction page to learn more.

Don Amerman has spent more than three decades in the business of writing and editing. During the last 15 years, his focus has been on freelance writing. For almost all of his writing, He has done all of his own research, both online and off, including telephone and face-to-face interviews where possible. Don Amerman on Google+