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Viagra and Sildenafil Prices at Stop & Shop, Giant, and Costco

Of the three conventional retailers surveyed in this blog post, Costco has the lowest price for Viagra, and all three have identical prices for sildenafil. However, your savings in time and money when you order from eDrugstore.com could make that the best deal of all. 

With more than 770 sprawling warehouse clubs, Costco is one of America’s largest retailers. It also operates a number of stores in countries outside the United States. And, according to our latest price research, Costco offers the lowest prices for Viagra and sildenafil when compared with prices posted at Giant and Stop & Shop, both of which are supermarket chains that operate primarily in the northeastern United States.

Introduced in 1998, Viagra was the first of the oral erectile dysfunction drugs known collectively as PDE5 inhibitors. Other drugs in this family include Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, and Stendra. Viagra’s active ingredient is sildenafil citrate, which is also the name of the ED drug’s generic equivalent, which first went on sale in the United States in late 2017.

Viagra, Sildenafil Are Best Sellers

Brand-name Viagra and its generic alternative still hold the lion’s share of the ED drug market, according to a May 2019 report posted at CNBC.com. The CNBC report cited data from GoodRx.com showing that Viagra and sildenafil together accounted for 65 percent of all ED prescriptions filled between December 1, 2018, and January 31, 2019. In second place was Cialis and tadalafil, which together accounted for 30 percent of all ED prescriptions.

Under a pricing policy common throughout the prescription drug market, the prices for varying-strength tablets of a specific medication are usually identical. This has prompted budget-conscious consumers to adopt the pill-splitting strategy to reduce their drug expenses. Not all pills can be split, so check with your doctor to determine which pills can be safely divided in half. Fortunately, Viagra and sildenafil are pills that can be safely split.

Putting the Strategy to Work

Under this strategy, men who take the recommended starting dose of Viagra/sildenafil — 50 milligrams — can purchase 100-milligram tablets and split them in half to effectively get two doses for the price of one.

Our latest price check found that Costco’s price for Viagra is $75.74 for a 100-milligram tablet, or $37.87 for a 50-milligram dose. Comparable prices at Giant and Stop & Shop are $76.65 ($38.33) at both retailers.

For those who’d prefer to save by buying Viagra’s generic equivalent, the prices for sildenafil are the same at all three retailers — $24.62 for a 100-milligram tablet or $12.31 per 50-milligram dose.

Advantages of Ordering Online

For comparison’s sake, the prices for both Viagra and sildenafil — $93.73 ($46.87) and $50.05 ($25.03), respectively — are higher at eDrugstore.com, a longtime online facilitator based in Tempe, Arizona. However, you might very well find that it’s the best deal for you when you take into consideration the savings in time and money you can realize by ordering online.

First of all, you won’t have to worry about traveling to and from the pharmacy and wasting time waiting for a prescription to be filled. Then the savings can be even greater if you take advantage of eDrugstore’s complimentary online consultation. The online facilitator will arrange for you to consult online with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate. Going this route can save you a bundle.

Shipping Is Free

If you do place an order with eDrugstore, its fulfillment team will quickly fill that order, package it discreetly, and send it off — free of charge — to your home, workplace, or other destination of your choosing. As a token of its appreciation for your business, eDrugstore will enclose a complimentary pill splitter with all first orders.

If the convenience and savings of ordering from eDrugstore appeals to you, visit its Erectile Dysfunction page to learn more. In addition to Viagra and sildenafil, eDrugstore offers a full range of ED medications, including brand-name and generic drugs.

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+