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Which Drugstore has the Cheapest Prices for Viagra?

*Updated October 2018*

Prices for Viagra have increased in 2018. The following table shows the price per 50-mg dose of Viagra for three major chain pharmacies and eDrugstore.com.

PharmacyCost per 50 mg dose of Viagra
Walgreens$36.92
CVS$36.90
Rite Aid$36.92
eDrugstore.com$42.67*

*This price includes the cost of your online consultation, which means you don’t pay the co-pay you would for seeing a doctor in person. Many men find this to be a great, cost-effective time saver, allowing them to purchase and receive their ED medications with maximum convenience. 

The table above shows the price per 50-milligram dose of Viagra (the suggested starting dose), based on buying 10 100-milligram tablets at a time and splitting them in half, yielding 20 50-milligram doses. You’ll pay between $36.90 and $36.92 per 50-milligram dose at major chain pharmacies across the country.

Nobody wants to overpay for prescription drugs. That’s particularly true when it comes to prescription drugs designed to enhance lifestyles, such as medications for erectile dysfunction. These medications are rarely subsidized by prescription drug coverage, and when they are, the price breaks are not great. Viagra, along with competitors Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, and Stendra, are hugely popular, but they can be pricey, particularly in the United States, where generic options are still limited. Generic Viagra is available through an agreement between Pfizer and Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer makes its own generic version of Viagra, but true generic competition won’t come onto the market until Pfizer’s patent expires in the year 2020. Generic Cialis has also recently become available in the US, helping contain prices for that drug.

For now, if you are interested in Viagra, you must ascertain whether you would do better purchasing the drug at chain pharmacies, by mail order, online, or through an independent pharmacy. Prices for Viagra don’t vary that much from one pharmacy to another, though you might save a few cents per tablet. Shopping around and comparing prices may save you a little money on Viagra, but there are other steps that can save you more. Here’s a look at Viagra prices in the United States.

Big Chain vs. Independent Drugstores

Top pharmacy chains in the United States include Walgreens, CVS, and RiteAid, all of which are found throughout the country. Again, prices for Viagra don’t vary that much, and within the same pharmacy chain, they basically don’t vary at all geographically. In other words, what you pay at CVS in one city, you’ll likely pay at the CVS in another city for the same drug.

What about independent pharmacies? It’s worth a phone call to your local independent pharmacy to inquire about its prices for Viagra, because it can be surprisingly competitive on price, though prices between independent pharmacies tend to vary more widely than they do among chains. Some men prefer to deal with an independent pharmacy to support their local economy, or to take advantage of the often more personalized service offered by smaller independent pharmacies compared with busy chain pharmacies. If you’re looking to save money on Viagra, it’s definitely worth a call to your local independent pharmacy to check prices.

Ways to Save on Viagra

The typical dose for Viagra is 50 milligrams. One of the most common ways to save money on Viagra is to get a prescription for 100-milligram tablets and then split each tablet using a pill splitter. In most cases, the 100-milligram tablets cost the same as the 50-milligram tablets, so splitting your 100-milligram tablets is like getting 50-milligram tablets for half price. If you’re concerned about costs with Viagra, speak with your doctor about prescribing it at the 100-milligram dosage and then splitting the pills to lower the price per dose.

Another way men save money on Viagra is by using an online medical facilitator like eDrugstore. The way it works is that men are connected with physicians online who are qualified to make a medical evaluation and, if appropriate, issue an online prescription for Viagra that is then filled by the medical facilitator company. This saves money in multiple ways.

First, eDrugstore.com does not charge for the medical consultation, which saves you the cost of the co-pay or deductible you have to pay out of pocket when you visit your doctor. Second, it’s much faster. When you schedule a doctor’s appointment, you don’t know whether it will take one hour or more, and you generally have to schedule time off from work, using vacation or sick leave in the process. Third, this option saves you the time spent dropping off and picking up your prescription, because the order is placed online and the product is shipped right to your door.

Erectile dysfunction

Viagra can be purchased online safely — if you know what to watch out for.

What Not to Do

When purchasing Viagra, it’s also critically important to know what not to do. Because of its extreme popularity, relatively high cost, and because it addresses a sensitive issue that many men aren’t that comfortable talking about, Viagra is one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world. If you search the web for “cheap Viagra” you may be surprised to see it advertised for a couple of dollars per pill. The so-called “pharmacies” that sell what they claim to be Viagra at such low prices are almost certainly selling counterfeits, and there’s no way short of chemical analysis to know what’s in them.

Knock-off Viagra may look exactly like real Viagra and may even use lot numbers that Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, used at one time. But if you think you’re getting actual Viagra for a couple of bucks per pill, you’re fooling yourself. Fake Viagra may contain any number of substances, from the relatively harmless (wallboard) to the dangerous (compounds that lower blood glucose). People have actually died from taking counterfeit Viagra, so it’s much more than just a matter of risking your money and credit card details.

Another scam you don’t want to be taken in by is so-called “herbal Viagra.” While there may be some herbs that are anecdotally reputed to have improved erectile function, there are two big problems with “herbal Viagra.” First, herbal products aren’t regulated, and even if they claim to contain herbs associated with better erectile function, there’s no way to know if those ingredients are actually in the products. Second, many of these products have been tested and found to contain sildenafil citrate and/or tadalafil (the active ingredients in Viagra and Cialis, respectively) and analogs that have not been tested on humans. There’s no way to tell how much sildenafil is in these products, and if you were to take both the herbal product and regular Viagra, you could precipitate a serious health crisis.

eDrugstore.com seeks to ensure that you get the most for your money when you purchase Viagra. That’s why the website offers genuine Viagra by Pfizer at competitive prices with unmatched convenience. eDrugstore.com is committed to patient privacy and strives to ensure a great customer experience with every purchase while always protecting sensitive information with the most stringent online security measures. To learn more about the medications and available services, click here to learn more and get started with your order if you choose.

 

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+