How Much Does Viagra Cost? Best Prices and Coupons

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Viagra (sildenafil) is the most common medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. But how much does Viagra? Are there ways to save money on Viagra?

Either way, this article will help you. I’ll go through the average Viagra price without insurance, Viagra costs at different pharmacies, what your copay might look like if Viagra is covered by your insurance plan, where you can find a Viagra coupon and other ways to save, and how the Viagra price compares to other similar drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction.

 

Average Cost of Viagra Without Insurance

Viagra is a notoriously pricey drug in the U.S. The Viagra price is especially high because the drug is 1) in high demand and 2) not covered by most insurance plans. However, there are some ways to get around the high cost, which we’ll get into more later.

The average cost of Viagra if you pay out of pocket is around $27 per pill.

Of course, the cost depends on your insurance plan, the pharmacy you use, and whether you buy Viagra online or in person. Online Viagra prices tend to be cheaper.

 

Viagra Price by Pharmacy

Viagra and other medications are often cheaper at large pharmacies because they buy in bulk, reducing the cost per pill. Let’s go over the prices at some of the top chain pharmacies for 30 Viagra pills of 100 mg each, the usual dosage: 

Pharmacy Cost for 30 100-mg Viagra pills
CVS $830.09
Walgreens $829.95
WalMart $764.97
KMart $814.07
Kroger $785.01
Publix $814.38
Rite Aid $876.24
Target $814.88

 

Viagra Price With Insurance

As I noted earlier, most insurance plans do not cover Viagra or other medications for erectile dysfunction. Medicare usually does not cover Viagra, unless you need it for some medically documented reason (such as high blood pressure) other than erectile dysfunction.

However, the average copay for Viagra if your insurance plan does cover it is around $71 for a six-pill prescription of 100 mg each. Many insurance plans that do cover Viagra will only cover six pills per month.

 

Viagra Coupons and Other Ways to Cut Costs

One of the most common ways to reduce the cost of Viagra per pill is to cut the dosage in half.

Usually, physicians prescribe a 100-mg dose; many patients cut the pills in half or even thirds to make a prescription last longer, thus saving money. If Viagra is still effective for you at a lower dose, this is an easy way to cut costs.

For example, if you order Viagra from AccessRx.com, your price will be about $71.15 per 100-mg dose. If you can effectively use a 50-mg dose, your price per dose goes down to about $35.58. If you can use an even smaller dose, such as 25 mg, you can save even more.

Another common way to save money is to use a Viagra coupon, which you can find by searching online and bring to your local pharmacy. Here are a few of the Viagra deals currently available: 

Source Amount
Viagra 50% off
GoodRx.com Varies by pharmacy
HelpRx.com 75% off
Drugs.com Starting around $446.59 for 6 25-mg tablets
Groupon 50% off yearly prescription
SearchRx.com Varies by pharmacy


How Does the Cost of Viagra Compare to Other Similar Drugs?

Drugs similar to Viagra include Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil). They are all similarly priced. Levitra, at $27 a dose, is slightly cheaper than Cialis, which comes in at about $30 a dose.

However, Cialis lasts longer–24 to 36 hours, while Viagra and Levitra only last four to six–so it can potentially be taken less frequently.

Generic versions of Viagra and Cialis will soon be widely available, which will be a much cheaper option if you currently take ED drugs.

Pfizer, which markets Viagra, and Eli Lilly & Company, the manufacturer of Cialis, have been able to maintain exclusivity up until now. However, Teva Pharmaceuticals’ much less expensive generic version of Viagra will hit the market in December 2017. A generic formulation of Cialis will come on the market no earlier than September 2018.

However, you can buy generic versions of Viagra and Cialis online already from non-U.S. pharmacies, which can go for as little as $.50 a pill.

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