Overview: Amazon is a retail juggernaut, but they’ve been lacking a solid toe-hold in the healthcare arena. Their recently launched prescription drug service, Amazon Pharmacy, is offering Levitra and vardenafil at lower prices, but the savings are mixed. eDrugstore.com, however, offers Levitra 20 milligrams for around $23 less than Amazon.
Amazon doesn’t mess around when it comes to out-pricing the competition, and Amazon Pharmacy is no different. Their prices on erectile dysfunction drugs like Levitra and its generic, vardenafil, are generally lower than the industry average. That changed in May 2021, however, when its price actually rose above the industry average, before dropping as of September 2021.
A quick word on the numbers: Amazon Pharmacy drug price quotes can be difficult to sort through and compare, as the listed price isn’t always for the same quantity. For instance, you might see Levitra 10 milligrams priced at $1576.70 for 30 tablets, but then the generic version, vardenafil 10 milligrams at $111.70 for 10 tablets.
To make things clearer, we’ll be standardizing the data by calculating and reporting the price per tablet. This is simply dividing the price listed on Amazon by the listed quantity. Average price across the retail pharmacy sector is also listed for comparison. These figures are courtesy of eDrugstore.com, which conducts monthly pricing surveys of 17 major retail and online pharmacies.
Here’s a table that summarizes the prices you can expect from Amazon Pharmacy for brand-name Levitra and generic vardenafil. Keep in mind that these are the cash prices without insurance; if you have prescription insurance coverage, your cost may be substantially lower if these drugs are included in your plan.
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Levitra Prices at Amazon Pharmacy
Here’s what you can expect to pay for Levitra 10 milligram and 20 milligram tablets at Amazon Pharmacy:
Levitra 10 milligrams
Right now, you can get Levitra 10 milligrams from Amazon Pharmacy for about $26.29 per tablet. That’s about the market average of $26.85.
Levitra 20 milligrams
Continuing a trend with Amazon, the price for a 20mg pill of Levitra is precisely twice the cost of a 10mg pill, $52.58. This is just over a dollar less than the industry average of $53.70.
Vardenafil Prices at Amazon Pharmacy
If you’re thinking that Amazon’s prices for generic vardenafil will save you some money compared to the brand name, you’re very much in the right, but not relative to the rest of the market. It appears in May, Amazon chose to let the market set prices instead of keeping them low to attract customers. Here are Amazon’s prices for vardenafil (the generic version of Levitra) and whether they hold their own against other retail pharmacies or not.
Vardenafil 10 milligrams
Savings from Amazon on vardenafil 10 milligrams were modest before but have improved in June. Amazon’s price of $6.56 per tablet is less than $3 off the industry average of $9.22 in September, a substantial decline in savings compared to the last few months.
Vardenafil 20 milligrams
The same holds true for 20 milligram strength medication. Amazon’s price of $13.12 per tablet is $5 off the industry average of $18.44, but the gap between its price and the industry average has narrowed over the last couple of months.
Always Shop Around
As is the case with most prescriptions on Amazon Pharmacy, it pays to compare prices, because they don’t always match up with what you might think. We’ve seen substantial price volatility and it’s not clear if this is due to broader supply chain issues or improving prices with other vendors. Nonetheless, it’s clear that Amazon isn’t always the best deal.
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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.