Let me suggest that you may be barking up the wrong tree.
Viagra is the brand name for the drug sildenafil. Pfizer makes it in 50 and 100 mg pills and charges a mint for it. Viagra is FDA approved for treating ED and Pfizer holds the patent for that use of sildenafil.
There is another drug called Revatio. It also contains sildenafil, only in a 20mg form. Pfizer also had a patent for the use of sildenafil (as Revatio) to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. That patent has expired and generic sildenafil (as generic Revatio) is available for about
one dollar a pill in the US. To get the same dose as you get with Viagra you need to take the generic sildenafil pills three to five at a time but it is still way, WAY cheaper than Viagra (for which the patent probably expires next year, I think).
What you need to do is to get your doctor to write a scrip for Sildenafil (not Viagra) in 20mg tablets to be taken as needed. Then you can go to goodrx.com (a prescript
ion price comparison tool) and find the best prices in your area (I think you said you are in the U.S.).
GoodRx shows that I can buy 90 pills at my local Safeway for $52.60. If you take them five at a time that is 18 doses or a bit more that two dollars per use.
The best prices at GoodRx require you to print out an online coupon. The way that works is that pharmacies have a discounted price that they are willing to give to online comparison shoppers. Their walk-up cash price is probably a lot higher but they know, since you have printed the coupon, that you could also go to Kroger pharmacy and get the same thing for a few dollars more.
And this is 100% legit generic sildenafil made by the same manufacturers that make all your other generic drugs (probably Tiva Pharmaceuticals).
So, what you need to do:
1) get a prescript
ion for sildenafil, not Viagra. If the scrip says Viagra your pharmacist can't substitute the generic.
2) go to GoodRx.com and find the best nearby price for sildenafil. You will probably need to print a coupon to get the listed price. The coupons do
work. I've used them.
3) take your scrip and the coupon to the pharmacy. (You might want to print the page showing the prices.) While you are out, find a florist shop. You may need flowers.
4) ... up to you...
63 Slow PSA rise 2007-2012: 1.4=>8
4 bxs 2010-2012: 1&2 neg, 3 pos 1/14 6(3+3) 3-4% (2nd
opn. 7(3+4)), 4 neg
DaVinci 6/14/12. "some" nerve sparing on left
Path: pT3a pN0 R1 GS9(4+5)
Pos margins on rt
24 mo ADT3 7/12 - 7/14
Adj IMRT 66.6 Gy 10/17/12-12/13/12
8/2012-3/2015: Incont., Trimix, VED, PSA<0.015.
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Post Edited (PeterDisAbelard.) : 9/23/2016 9:09:36 PM (GMT-6)