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Viagra Cost Per Pill: Not the Same as Cost Per Dose

Pill splitting allows cost-conscious consumers to reduce their medication costs. If you regularly take a 50-milligram Viagra tablet to overcome your symptoms of erectile dysfunction, buying 100-milligram tablets and splitting them in half can help you to increase your buying power significantly. Here’s how.

Bargain-conscious consumers have long been taking advantage of a pharmaceutical industry pricing policy that allows buyers to stretch their medication dollars twice as far or even farther.

Drugmakers generally charge the same price for a specific drug’s tablets, regardless of the strength of the tablet. Thus, a 100-milligram tablet of Viagra is priced the same as a 50-milligram or 25-milligram tablet of the popular ED medication.

Local Example Cited

For example, my local CVS pharmacy currently charges $82.66 per tablet of 25-, 50-, and 100-milligram Viagra. If a 50-milligram dose is enough to overcome your symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it just makes sense to buy 100-milligram tablets and split them in half, thus getting twice as many doses for your money. If you can get by with a 25-milligram dose, each 100-milligram tablet yields four doses, bringing the cost per dose to roughly $20.67 each.

Given the ever-increasing price of prescription drugs these days, more medical professionals look with favor upon the practice of pill splitting. However, not all pills should be split. Exceptions include time-release or extended-release medications. Nor should capsules ever be split. It’s also important to split pills only as they are needed. Splitting all the pills in your pill bottle exposes their split ends to rapid oxygenation that can reduce their potency over time.

Confide in Your Doctor

If you’d like to take advantage of this cost-cutting strategy, you’ll have to ask your doctor to prescribe the higher-strength tablets so that you can then split them in half. Most doctors are willing to help you in this endeavor to keep your medication costs within reasonable bounds.

To make this cost-cutting strategy easier, longtime online facilitator eDrugstore.com sends a complimentary pill splitter along with every first order that a customer places.

Price per Pill vs. Cost per Dose

Given the growing use of the pill-splitting strategy, consumers must make a distinction between the price per pill and the resultant cost per dose when that pill is split.

For example, eDrugstore’s currently posted price for 10 Viagra tablets of 100 milligrams each is $835.04, or $83.50 per tablet. However, split in half, those 10 tablets yield a total of 20 50-milligram doses, each of which costs $41.75.

Pill splitting isn’t the only way to save when you order your ED drugs from eDrugstore.com, based in Tempe, Arizona. You can place your order from the comfort of your own home, skipping the hassle of travel to and from the local pharmacy.

And if you don’t have a doctor’s prescription, eDrugstore can arrange a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. doctor who can authorize a prescription if appropriate. Shipping is free and discreet. To learn more about the benefits of ordering 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+