Cialis is a brand-name oral tablet that’s prescribed for erectile dysfunction (ED) and enlarged prostate. It comes in a generic version called tadalafil. The cost of Cialis with or without insurance can depend on several factors. It might be lowered by using a coupon.

Read on to learn about Cialis and its cost. You’ll also find available coupons and suggestions for ways to save on your prescription. If you’d like more information about Cialis, including its uses, refer to this overview article.

Like other medications, the cost of Cialis can vary. Certain things may affect its price, such as:

  • your insurance plan, if you have coverage
  • the pharmacy you use

To find out how much Cialis costs, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They may suggest ways to save money on your prescription, including those described in this article. To find out what you’d pay using savings coupons, read the following section.

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Here’s a list of things to consider about the cost of prescription medications:

  • Prior authorization. If you have prescription drug insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers the cost of Cialis. In this case, your doctor will communicate with your insurance company regarding your prescription for Cialis. The insurance company will decide whether to cover the medication. If a drug requires prior authorization and you begin taking it without this, you may have to pay the full price for the drug.
  • Three-month supply. If you’re taking Cialis long term, your doctor may suggest a 90-day supply of the medication. This will have to be approved by your insurance company. Getting a 90-day supply could help lower the drug’s cost. It could also save you time having to make trips to your pharmacy.

If you have questions about any of these considerations, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Or contact your insurance company and talk with a representative.

If you don’t have a health insurance plan, let your doctor or pharmacist know. They may suggest online pharmacy options you could use. You can also ask them about ways to obtain health insurance coverage.

Cialis is a brand-name medication. It’s available as a generic version called tadalafil.

A generic medication is an identical copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. (An active drug is the ingredient that makes a medication work.) Generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs. And they’re thought to be as safe and effective as the brand-name versions.

If your doctor has prescribed Cialis, but you’re interested in taking tadalafil, let them know. They may prefer one medication over the other. Also, check whether your insurance plan covers only one version of the drug.

To learn how the cost of Cialis compares with its brand-name versions, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. You could also contact your insurance company.

Here are some common questions about Cialis and their answers.

Does Cialis 10 mg cost more than the drug’s other strengths?

Cialis comes in four strengths: 2.5 milligrams (mg), 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg. The drug’s strength may affect its cost. But there are other factors involved in cost, including insurance coverage. Insurance plans may cover Cialis differently or charge different copays for it.

Contact your insurance provider to find out how much you’ll pay for a Cialis prescription. Or you can ask someone at your pharmacy.

Why are costs different for brand-name drugs vs. generic drugs?

Brand-name drugs can be expensive because of the studies needed to test how safe and effective they are.

Makers of a brand-name drug can sell their drug for up to 20 years. When the patent for a brand-name drug expires, other drugmakers can make and sell generic versions. A generic medication is an identical copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. An active drug is the ingredient that makes medication work.

This competition may help keep the costs of generic medications lower. Also, generic medications contain the same active drugs as brand-name medications. So, they don’t require the same testing, which can be costly.

Ask your doctor if you’d like to know more about the cost difference between brand-name and generic drugs.

This article provides cost information related to Cialis. It also offers suggestions for ways to save money on your prescription. You’ll find a link to coupons for Cialis near the beginning of this article.

If you have more questions about paying for this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You can also contact your insurance company.

Here’s a list of questions you may want to ask regarding the cost of your medication:

  • Can taking the generic version of Cialis help me save money?
  • Are there lower cost drugs that could treat my condition?
  • How else can I lower the cost of Cialis?

Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.