Tadalafil is a generic prescription medication. It may be used to treat the following conditions in adults:
Here are some details about tadalafil:
- Drug class: phodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor
- Drug form: oral tablets
- Brand-name versions: Adcirca and Alyq (for PAH), and Cialis (for ED, BPH, or both)
Read on to learn about tadalafil and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of tadalafil can vary. Factors that may affect what you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of tadalafil will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about tadalafil’s cost.
Does the price of tadalafil vary by strength (2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg)?
Yes, the price of tadalafil may vary by strength. The drug comes in the following strengths: 2.5 milligrams (mg), 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg.
As with other drugs, the cost of tadalafil can vary. Factors that may affect what you’ll pay include your insurance coverage, treatment plan, and the pharmacy you use.
If you have questions about the price of tadalafil, such as the price per pill by strength, talk with your pharmacist. They may be able to provide tadalafil prices by strength or give you other estimates, such as the tadalafil price per pill.
Is tadalafil covered by Medicare?
Whether tadalafil is covered by Medicare can depend on your Medicare plan.
Enrolling in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (also called a stand-alone prescription drug plan, or PDP) may help with prescription drug coverage. Certain Medicare Advantage plans also include prescription drug coverage.
Most Medicare Part D drug plans don’t cover tadalafil if it’s prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction. But, your plan may cover tadalafil when it’s prescribed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia or pulmonary arterial hypertension. Different Medicare Part D plans are available, depending on where you live. Each plan has its own policy about which drugs are covered and which aren’t.
Medicare has a tool to help you compare Part D plans that are offered where you live. This tool shows which medications each plan will or won’t cover. It can help you choose a plan that covers your medications.
To learn more about Medicare coverage and potential drug costs, talk with your pharmacist.
Tadalafil is a generic drug, which is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Tadalafil is available in three brand-name forms. These include Adcirca and Alyq (which treat pulmonary arterial hypertension) and Cialis (which treats erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or both). To find out how the costs of Adcirca, Alyq, and Cialis compare with the cost of tadalafil, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed tadalafil and you’re interested in using a brand-name version of the drug instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or another. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.
Below are a few ways that you may be able to reduce the long-term costs of tadalafil.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of tadalafil. If your insurance company approves it, getting a 90-day supply could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Tadalafil may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for tadalafil, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details on drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and tadalafil, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance for you. If you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for tadalafil.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, explore these articles on Medicare prescription drug plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Read this article for tips on how to save money on prescriptions.
- Information on men’s health. For more information about men’s health, see our men’s health hub. You can also visit our list of men’s health articles.
Disclaimer: Medical News Today 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.