Vardenafil in the News and Generic Levitra Prices 2020-2021
Below is an overview of recent news about vardenafil and a comparison of current brand-name and generic Levitra prices.
Vardenafil Tablets 20 mg Price Drops While the Original Bayer ED Drug Grows More Expensive
A recent review of ED medication price trends revealed that the price of brand-name Levitra went up 2% between 2019 and 2020 while generic Levitra 20mg got 44% cheaper. Considering that the generic medication costs less by default, it’s no surprise that 90% of prescriptions filed in the US are for generics.
Using Bayer Levitra coupons redeemable in brick-and-mortar pharmacies, a US-based customer gets brand-name Levitra 20mg for $51.65 a pill. The price of the generic medication starts from $8.75 a pill.
Shopping for vardenafil online makes the medication even cheaper with the prices starting at $10.06 for one pill of Bayer Levitra 20 mg and $0.60 for one generic vardenafil tablet of the same strength. The table below compares the lowest online prices of alternative strengths of vardenafil.
Vardenafil 10mg, 20mg, 40mg
|Brand-name Levitra||Generic vardenafil|
Although the online prices are lower compared to those in land-based pharmacies, the next news article stresses the importance of choosing quality over price and purchasing from reliable online sources.
60% of Levitra Sold Online is Fake, a Study Shows
A study by a group of Japanese researchers shows that the majority of vardenafil tablets sold online are falsified and actually contain sildenafil and tadalafil. Such medications are effective against erectile dysfunction too but require different dosage regimens and safety considerations.
According to the results of the study, only 11 out of 28 specimens purchased on the Internet were genuine and contained vardenafil while the remaining 17 used other active ingredients.
FDA Approves Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ Generic Vardenafil
Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited received the final USFDA approval for its tablet and orally disintegrating forms of vardenafil on August 5, 2020. The new version of generic Levitra from India is the 10th vardenafil-based ED medication to become legally available in the United States. The list of approved generic manufacturers also includes Teva, Zydus, Macleods, Crossmedika, Amneal, Par Pharm and Watson Labs.
As generic vardenafil becomes increasingly available and its prices keep going down, more patients with ED choose it over brand Levitra. It is also increasingly important to choose reliable brands, manufacturers and stores when shopping for vardenafil online to avoid buying fake meds.
- ED price trends review, 2019-2020 - https://apnews.com/Business%20Wire/16d43dfd77fb40a98bc55f0be7c6e012
- Brand-name vs generic medications in the US - https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/discussing-brand-versus-generic-medications
- Brand-name Levitra prices in land-based US pharmacies with a coupon – https://www.goodrx.com/vardenafil?dosage=20mg&form=tablet&label_override=Levitra&quantity=10
- Generic vardenafil prices in land-based US pharmacies with a coupon - https://www.goodrx.com/vardenafil?dosage=20mg&form=tablet&label_override=vardenafil&quantity=10
- Generic vardenafil prices in online pharmacies - https://www.pharmacychecker.com/vardenafil/
- The FDA approves Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ vardenafil - https://www.dsij.in/DSIJArticleDetail/ArtMID/10163/ArticleID/14206/Alembic-Pharma-gets-USFDA-approval-for-Vardenafil-Hydrochloride-tablets