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Prices of Viagra and Sildenafil at Costco

The cost of a 50-milligram dose of Viagra is lower at Costco than at eDrugstore, but the reverse is true when you compare prices of sildenafil citrate. And don’t forget to consider other related savings in time and money when you order your erectile dysfunction drugs online.

With annual revenues of $141.6 billion in fiscal 2018, Costco is the world’s largest membership-only warehouse club. As of March 2019, Costco, which is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, operated 770 warehouses, including 531 in the United States and four in Puerto Rico. The rest are scattered across 10 countries, including Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, and South Korea.

As with other warehouse clubs, Costco offers very attractive prices on prescription drugs, and you don’t have to be a Costco member to take advantage of these bargains. Costco’s pharmacy and liquor stores, where permitted by law, are the only two areas of the store in which nonmembers can make purchases.

Prices of Viagra and Sildenafil

This posting to our blog focuses on Costco’s prices for Viagra and its generic equivalent, sildenafil citrate, which remain the most popular erectile dysfunction drugs more than two decades after Viagra was first introduced. Although Viagra has been available in the United States since 1998, its generic alternative didn’t become available until December 2017. We compared Costco’s prices for these two ED drugs with those available from eDrugstore.com, a longtime online facilitator headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.

We have calculated the cost per 50-milligram dose based on the most recently posted prices for a 100-milligram tablet of either Viagra or sildenafil. Prices for 50-milligram tablets and 100-milligram tablets of the same drug are usually identical, making it prudent to buy the higher-strength tablet and then cut it in half, thus getting two doses for the price of one.

Costco Prices for the Drugs

Our most recent price check indicates that Costco’s posted price for a 100-milligram tablet of Viagra is $77.50. Split one of those tablets in half, and you’ll have two 50-milligram doses for an approximate cost of $38.75 each.

If you’d prefer to go with the generic alternative to Viagra, a 100-milligram tablet of sildenafil citrate will set you back $58.35. Split it in half, and you’ll have two 50-milligram doses for about $29.18 each.

Prices at eDrugstore

The price for Viagra at eDrugstore is higher than that at Costco, but you’ll often find that the pills ordered online are the cheaper alternative when you take into consideration all your savings in time and money.

Ordered from eDrugstore, the cost for a 50-milligram dose of Viagra is $46.87, $8.12 more expensive than the same-size dose from Costco. However, the cost for a 50-milligram dose of sildenafil is $25.03, $4.15 cheaper than Costco’s price for the same-size dose. And if you opt to order from eDrugstore, you won’t have to fight the traffic to and from the warehouse club, nor will you have to wait around for 15 to 45 minutes while the prescription is being filled.

Getting a Prescription

Speaking of prescriptions, you’ll need one to buy either of these drugs. If you don’t yet have one and plan to pick up the drug from Costco, you’ll have to see your doctor with all the added cost and time that entails. At eDrugstore, customers without prescriptions are treated to complimentary online consultations with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate. That represents a very significant savings.

Shipping is free from eDrugstore, and all the shipments it dispatches on a daily basis are packaged discreetly with no outward sign of what the package contains. If you’re a first-time customer with eDrugstore, the Arizona-based online facilitator will include a complimentary pill splitter with your order.

The choice is yours, but when comparing the approximate costs per dose between conventional and online pharmacies, remember to take into consideration all the benefits that the online price entails. To learn more about ordering online from eDrugstore, visit its 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+