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Viagra and Sildenafil Prices at CVS

CVS posts lower prices than eDrugstore.com for Viagra and sildenafil. However, the online facilitator offers significant savings in both time and money, which might very well make it worth your while to go online.

With more than 9,900 retail outlets, CVS Pharmacy is the largest pharmacy chain in the United States. A subsidiary of CVS Health, the pharmacy chain was founded in 1963 as the Consumer Value Store in Lowell, Massachusetts.

This blog post compares the prices of brand-name Viagra and its generic equivalent, sildenafil citrate, at CVS with those at  eDrugstore.com, a longtime online facilitator based in Tempe, Arizona.

PharmacyViagra, 50mg dose*Sildenafil, 50mg dose*
CVS$38.34$9.17
eDrugstore**$46.87$25.03
*price based on half the price of 100mg tablet
** incorporates 9% coupon discount currently on offer

At first glance, the CVS prices seem significantly lower than those at eDrugstore. However, it’s important to take other factors into consideration when comparing these prices.

As ubiquitous as CVS outlets may be, you will still have to drive to and from the chain’s closest pharmacy to drop off and pick up your prescription. You will also have to wait while that prescription is filled. That time varies based on just how busy the pharmacy is at the time of your visit. Waiting times can range from 15 to 60 minutes.

Order from the Comfort of Home

When ordering the same drug from eDrugstore, you never have to leave the comfort of your home — or your favorite chair, for that matter. Just specify the number and dose strength of tablets you want and fire off your order on the internet.

Our table specifies the approximate cost of a 50-milligram dose of both Viagra and sildenafil. That is the recommended starting dose for those drugs and the dose strength that has been found in clinical tests to work best for the vast majority of men using them.

50MG Dose Isn’t for Everyone

You will obviously have to pay more if you need 100 milligrams of Viagra or sildenafil to get and keep an erection suitable for intercourse. However, those fortunate enough to get the desired results from an even lower dose of the drugs will pay even less.

At CVS you will pay $76.67 for a 100-milligram tablet of Viagra, which yields two 50-milligram doses when split in half. That brings CVS’s cost per dose to $38.34. By contrast, the same dose costs $46.87 from eDrugstore. While you’re paying $8.53 more for a 50-milligram dose from eDrugstore, you need to take into consideration the savings in time and expense the online purchase provides.

Summing Up the Savings

No trips to and from the pharmacy, no waiting in line, free shipping, and, best of all, complimentary consultations with licensed U.S. physicians who can authorize a prescription if you don’t already have one. That’s a very significant savings from what you’d pay if you had to visit the doctor’s office. And eDrugstore also includes a complimentary pill splitter with every first order.

If your time is valuable to you, and it should be, the savings in time alone would be enough to persuade you to opt for eDrugstore over CVS.

CVS’s cost per 50-milligram dose of sildenafil is $9.17, sharply lower than the $25.03 you’ll pay for the same dose from eDrugstore. However, the savings in time and money remain the same, so it’s up to you to decide which purchase makes the most sense.

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If you decide to order your ED medications online, eDrugstore has got you covered. The online facilitator offers a full range of ED medications, including both brand-name and generic drugs. 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+