The Walmart $4 Generic Drug List: How RxSaver Can Help You Navigate


The Walmart $4 Generic Drug List: How RxSaver Can Help You Navigate

Laurie Leiker
By Laurie Leiker
Feb 29, 2020
A Walmart pharmacist grabbing a medication from the shelf in one hand and holding other medications in the other hand

There’s no question that, when it comes to brick-and-mortar discount stores, Walmart leads the way.  Every week, more than 270 million people shop at Walmart.  It’s not difficult to find a Walmart store – about 90% of all Americans live within 15 miles of one of their stores.  Add to that their Sam’s Club division and its online presence, and it’s obvious that Walmart commands the retail space on the ground.

  • Walmart has a $4 generic prescription drug program

  • Not all prescriptions that start at $4 stay at $4

  • RxSaver™ can help keep track and save you more

You can buy almost anything you need at Walmart, including your prescriptions.  In November 2006, Walmart made even getting your prescription easier and less expensive, with the release of its $4 generic prescription program.  They have chosen the most common prescription medications available in generic form, and have made them available for just $4, whether you have insurance or not.  It seems simple, right? Not necessarily.

RxSaver™ has been keeping track of the Walmart $4 prescription program and found that the prices of some of the drugs on their list haven’t stayed at $4, others have come off the list altogether.  So how can you keep up with it? And is there a way to still save at Walmart even if your medication has increased in price?

We can help.

The Basics of The Walmart $4 List

  • Covers more than 300 generic drugs

  • Discount prices vary from $4 to $15

  • Some prices change by state

  • Keeping up with price changes can be challenging

 At the time the $4 generic prescription plan was launched back in 2006, they covered over 300 generic drugs, including 14 of the top 20 most commonly prescribed medications.  Since then, they’ve added more medications in eight categories, as they become generic, at $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply.

But there’s still an issue. Drug prices rise and fall.  New drugs become generic all the time. And drugs available on the $4 generic program change.  For example, North Dakota Walmarts do not carry the $4 generic prescription program.

In addition to its $4 generic prescriptions, Walmart also offers lower-cost prescriptions at $9 and $15, which makes things a bit more confusing, especially because other national pharmacy chains are offering similar savings.

RxSaver Can Help Save On Your Prescription Medications

  • RxSaver™ can help

  • Regularly-updated list of available $4 generic drugs

  • Discount coupons and discount codes for other pharmacies to bring prices down

Save Up to 80% on Your Prescriptions

RxSaver should be your first stop when you’re shopping for prescription prices.  Even if a prescription is available at Walmart under their discount prescription pricing, we can help you keep track of what’s on the list and what’s not, what’s still at $4 and what’s changed.

Check out our “Updated Walmart Pricing List” section at the bottom of this article to find out what’s changed since the last time you picked up your medications.

Did you know that, even if your generic prescription is available under Walmart’s low-cost prescription program, we can save you even more?  We are your one-stop shopping tool to help you compare your prescription prices across many prescription savings sites and retail pharmacies, offering coupons, discount codes, and other savings without having to run all over town.

Updated Walmart Pricing List (updated 02.27.20)

Added to $4 Prescription List:

  • Atorvastatin
  • Carvedilol
  • Clopidogrel
  • Furosemide
  • Irbesartan
  • Lisinopril
  • Losartan
  • Escitalopram
  • Quetiapine

Increased from $9 to $15:

  • Pioglitazone
  • Bupropion
  • Bupropion ER/SR
  • Bupropion XL
  • Escitalopram
  • Venlafaxine

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The Bottom Line

Regardless of whether you use the Walmart $4 generic prescription list, or you prefer another retail pharmacy, RxSaver can bring you additional savings, whether you have insurance prescription coverage or not.

Saving money on your bottom line doesn’t have to be difficult.  We make it easier.

Check out the Walmart $4 List

Laurie Leiker

Laurie Leiker

Laurie Leiker started working with consumers back in the 1990s, as a producer of the consumer-advice radio show, The Troubleshooter, in Denver, Colorado. Since then, she has contributed to numerous websites, helping consumers find the best deals and avoid problems. Laurie is a regular contributor to the RxSaver blog, as well as other websites across the web.

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