As millions of Americans are filing for unemployment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, individuals and families are trying to find alternative ways to manage their health care costs.
It’s important to remember that during this time you have options when it comes to affording your prescription medications, whether you have health insurance coverage or not.
What is sildenafil?
Sildenafil, more commonly known by brand names Viagra and Revatio, is a prescription medication that treats erectile dysfunction in men.
Erectile dysfunction is a common condition in an individual where a penis will not remain erect or an individual is unable to maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction affects more than 30 million American men.
What is the cost of sildenafil without insurance?
The cost of sildenafil without insurance starts at $12.26* for a quantity of 30, 20mg tablets, using a RxSaver coupon.
The cost of sildenafil can vary in price depending on the pharmacy your sildenafil prescription is filled at. Below is a list of pharmacies and the starting cost of a sildenafil prescription using an RxSaver coupon.
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How to get sildenafil without insurance?
Ask About Generic Options
Generic medications are just as effective as their brand counterparts and are often much less expensive. Chat with your health care provider to see if you can switch to a generic option if you are prescribed a brand version of your medication.
If you are currently prescribed Viagra, ask your health care provider about switching to the generic Viagra option, sildenafil. The cost of sildenafil and its brand versions, Viagra and Revatio, varies in price by pharmacy and location.
Check Pharmacy Prices
It’s not common knowledge that the cost of sildenafil can vary by pharmacy. Always make sure to check pharmacy prices in your area, using RxSaver to help determine where the best coupons for sildenafil are located. A quick switch of your pharmacy could save you up to 80% off your medication!
RxSaver is a prescription savings program that offers cheap sildenafil prices at all major pharmacies. You can search coupons through RxSaver’s website or free app and find free coupons on prescription medications.
The prescription savings program RxSaver offers cheap sildenafil prices at pharmacies nationwide. No membership required and free coupons available on over 6,000 medications.
Can you buy sildenafil over the counter?
You must have a current prescription from your health care provider in order to get sildenafil from your pharmacy. Due to COVID-19, most non-urgent doctor offices are closed to limit close contact with patients. However, there are plenty of virtual telehealth options available online where you can speak directly with a health care provider.
A health care provider can review your symptoms and medical history to determine if your health meets the requirement for a refill or new prescription of sildenafil.
If you are looking to refill a previous sildenafil prescription and do not have authorization from your healthcare provider, check with your pharmacist as many states are allowing emergency refills of essential medications during this time.
What conditions does sildenafil treat?
Sildenafil is used for patients to treat:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
How does sildenafil work?
Sildenafil belongs to a group of medicines called PDE5 inhibitors or phosphodiesterase 5.
Sildenafil is part of a group of medications called leukotriene receptor antagonists. The medication works by preventing PDE5 inhibitors from working too quickly and allowing an erection to last longer.
Sildenafil is sometimes prescribed in both men and women for symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension. This condition is a form of high blood pressure and sildenafil helps to relax enzymes in the lungs from overworking.
Sildenafil is available in the following dosage forms:
- Powder for Suspension
Your health care provider will recommend the appropriate dosage and maintenance schedule based on your health care needs.
Be sure to check with your doctor directly with any questions related to your health and medication.
Always Check RxSaver Before Filling a Prescription
You should always check RxSaver to ensure you’re paying the lowest cost for your prescription, especially if you’ve recently become uninsured or are covered by a high deductible health insurance plan. RxSaver works in place of insurance benefits to lower your prescription cost.
When picking up your prescription, show your RxSaver coupon to the pharmacist. You can also call ahead of your prescription fill to give your RxSaver coupon code to the pharmacist over the phone.
Sildenafil: 20 mg / 30 tablets
*Lowest online price at national pharmacy chains Costco, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart as of 1/19/2021. Prices vary by location and pharmacy, see RxSaver.com for actual pricing in your area.
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RxSaver Editors are wellness enthusiasts who help you learn how you can save the most on prescription medication costs and other health-related topics.
Jennifer Liang, PharmD
Chia Feng (Jenn) Liang, PharmD, is a pharmacist who earned her Pharm D. from St. John's University in Queens, NY. She remains in active practice serving as a local pharmacist for Walgreens. She has acted as the first point of care to the community and helped patients understand and manage chronic and acute conditions. She has educated patients on the role and importance of medication and adherence to improve health outcomes.
The information on this site is generalized and is not medical advice. It is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard seeking advice or delay in seeking treatment because of something you have read on our site. RxSaver makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this information.
If you are in crisis or you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
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