Tadalafil is a generic prescription drug that’s used to treat ED, BPH, or both in adults. It’s also used to treat PAH in adults. Brand-name versions of tadalafil include Cialis (for ED, BPH, or both), as well as Adcirca and Alyq (for PAH).
Tadalafil belongs to a drug class called phodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. A drug class is a group of medications that work in a similar way.
This article gives information about tadalafil and cost, and how you might save money on your prescriptions.
Note: For more details about tadalafil, see this in-depth article.
The price for tadalafil can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out how much you’ll pay for tadalafil, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about tadalafil and cost.
Does tadalafil’s price depend on the strength I use (2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg)?
The price of tadalafil may depend on the strength. Tadalafil comes in strengths of 2.5 milligrams (mg), 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg.
As with other drugs, the cost of tadalafil depends on several factors. Your insurance coverage, treatment plan, and the pharmacy you use can all affect the price you pay for tadalafil.
If you have questions about tadalafil’s price by strength, talk with your pharmacist.
Does Medicare cover tadalafil?
Medicare may cover tadalafil, depending on your Medicare plan and the condition you’re using the drug to treat.
To get prescription drug coverage, consider enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, also known as a stand-alone prescription drug plan. (Medicare parts A and B don’t cover the cost of drug prescriptions.) Some Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage, as well.
To learn more about Medicare Part D coverage, see this article.
Most Medicare Part D drug plans don’t cover tadalafil when it’s prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction. But some plans may cover this medication when it’s prescribed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia or pulmonary arterial hypertension.
To find out more about Medicare Part D plans and potential drug costs, go to Medicare.gov. This website has a tool you can use to see which medications each Part D plan covers. The tool can also help you choose a Part D plan that has the best pricing for your prescriptions.
Another possible resource for Medicare information is your pharmacist. They may be able to help you compare Medicare Part D drug plans to find one that covers tadalafil.
Tadalafil is a generic drug that comes in the brand-name versions Cialis, Adcirca, and Alyq. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered just as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
To find out how the costs of Cialis, Adcirca, Alyq, and tadalafil compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed tadalafil and you’re interested in using Cialis instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider. This is because it may only cover one drug or the other.
If you take tadalafil long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:
- Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. This could help lower the cost of tadalafil as well as reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of tadalafil, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
- Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Getting your medication by mail could help lower the cost of tadalafil. This also means you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You might also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug with a mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need help covering the cost of tadalafil or understanding your insurance plan, check out these websites:
On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.
If you have questions about how you can pay for tadalafil, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of tadalafil, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. If you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk to your insurance provider to learn the actual price you’d pay for tadalafil.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Are there other drugs that could treat my condition that cost less than tadalafil?
- What happens if I can no longer afford tadalafil?
- If my insurance changes, will the price of tadalafil go up?
- Do the costs of tadalafil go up over time?
- Will the cost of tadalafil change, depending on what it’s used to treat?
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