Generic Viagra is now available | LowestMed

The wait has been some time in the making, but generic Viagra is now here, though prices may be higher than what people would expect.

More about Generic Viagra’s availability

Generic Viagra, or sildenafil, rolled out on December 11, 2017. Teva, a drug maker who specializes in generic medications, received FDA approval to manufacture generic Viagra. Contractually, Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, has made it so other manufacturers cannot make generic Viagra until 2020.

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How much does generic Viagra cost?

Since Teva will be the only manufacturer with the ability to make generic Viagra, the costs will still be pretty high. The savings will be there if you fill sildenafil though. Once other drug makers are able to manufacture generic Viagra, in April 2020, prices will start dropping significantly.

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Can I take sildenafil instead of Viagra?

Even though sildenafil is technically generic Viagra, due to patent laws, it cannot be prescribed to treat ED. Slidenafil is currently available only as a generic for Revatio, a pulmonary arterial hypertension drug.

What is Viagra?

Viagra is a PDE5 Inhibitor, which is a class of medications to treat ED, hypertension, and enlarged prostate. One tablet of Viagra could run you around $67.93, and that’s a discounted price. Insurance companies aren’t known for covering lifestyle drugs, like Viagra. Drug coupons are often the way to go, if you want to lower the price.

Other uses for sildenafil

Sildenafil is also used as generic Revatio, which is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. It can improve exercise capacity in women and men.

The drug should not be used if you are also taking nitrate drugs for chest pain or heart problems. If sildenafil is taken with a nitrate medication, a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure can occur.

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