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CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart: 6-Month Average Prices for ED Meds

Average prices for Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra as well as their generic equivalents at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart varied significantly from one chain to another in the second half of 2019. The biggest price disparities were seen in generic prices.

Average second-half prices for the big three ED medications — Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra — and their generic equivalents at the nation’s top three prescription drug retailers varied enough to make comparison shopping worthwhile.

The prices quoted in this blog post are for the higher-strength tablets of each of the three ED drugs and its generic equivalent. For Viagra and sildenafil, that means 100 mg tablets. For Cialis, tadalafil, Levitra, and vardenafil, it’s 20 mg tablets.

Popularity of Pill Splitting

This reflects the growing popularity of splitting pills. The recommended starting doses for Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), and Levitra (vardenafil) are 50 mg, 10 mg, and 10 mg, respectively. Because the prices for tablets of all strengths are identical, it just makes sense to buy the higher strength tablets and split them, in effect getting two doses for the price of one.

Average Prices for Viagra

Average prices for 100 mg Viagra at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart ranged from a low of $75.94 at Walmart to a high of $77.52 at Walgreens. A difference per 100 mg pill of $1.58. Not that much, but it adds up if you’re buying several pills at one time.

Average Prices for Sildenafil

Average prices for 100 mg sildenafil at the three chains ranged from a low of $15.46 at CVS to a high of $27.84 at Walmart. With a price-per-pill disparity of $12.38, shopping around for the best price clearly makes sense, particularly if you’re buying several pills at one time.

Average Prices for Cialis

Average prices for 20 mg Cialis at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart ranged from a low of $74.30 at Walmart to a high of $76.64 at CVS. That’s a $2.44 differential between the low and high prices.

Average Prices for Tadalafil

Once again, the price differential was far greater for tadalafil, the generic equivalent of Cialis. Average prices for 20 mg tadalafil ranged from a low of $26.98 at CVS to a high of $41.99 at Walmart, a whopping price gap of $15.01.

Average Prices for Levitra

A similar pattern was seen in the average prices for Levitra and its generic equivalent, vardenafil. The average prices for the brand-name drug ranged from a low of $55.65 at Walmart to a high of $57.51 at Walgreens, a price differential per pill of $1.86.

Average Prices for Vardenafil

The price gap between the lowest and highest prices for vardenafil was even greater at $6.33. CVS had the lowest price per 20 mg tablet at $26.89, while Walgreens price was the highest at $33.22.

As you can see from Secure Medical’s second-half 2019 price data, shopping around makes sense, particularly if you’re planning a purchase of several ED pills at one time.

Ordering ED Drugs Online

For those men who prefer the convenience and privacy of ordering their drugs online, eDrugstore.com includes a wide array of services in its pricing schedule. By ordering online, you’ll avoid bothersome travel to and from the local pharmacy, as well as time spent waiting for your prescription to be filled.

Don’t yet have a prescription? No need to worry because eDrugstore has a helpful solution to that problem as well. Its free consultation service will match you up online with a physician licensed to practice in your state. If the doctor decides that you’re an appropriate candidate for an ED drug, a prescription will be authorized.

Shipping is free, and as an extra incentive, eDrugstore encloses a free pill-splitter with all first orders. To learn more, visit eDrugstore’s Erectile Dysfunction page.

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+