Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I have no idea whom specifically to ask but this is about a…

I have no idea whom...
I have no idea whom specifically to ask but this is about a Rx for Viagra. If I get 100 mg of Viagra it's $350+. They said if the Rx is written for 20 mg it's like $4/pill. I can't understand why that is.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 35 minutes by:
3/27/2018
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 19,436
Experience: Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
Verified

Hello from JustAnswer. This is Dr. Love.

There is no good explanation, but I can make some comments.

The 20 mg strength of sildenafil is a generic for a different brand product, called Revatio, which is used for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. When used for erectile dysfunction, the most common dose is 50 mg, with a maximum dose of 100 mg.

When only the brand name product has been available, the Revatio was less expensive than the Viagra, although both were expensive. When the generic for Revatio was released to the market, it was priced much cheaper. There is no logic to explain it. The drug companies can set their prices for a variety of reasons.

At this point, doctors are taking advantage of the lower price of the 20 mg sildenafil, and when using it for erectile dysfunction, the man can take multiple pills to achieve an adequate dose. If 100 mg is needed, then five pills of the 20 mg sildenafil can be taken.

As I have typed this, I have gotten a phone call and need to step away from the computer. I will be back online later if you have any follow-up questions.

Ask Your Own Medical Question

I am back online now. I apologize for the absence.

Do you have any follow-up questions.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Do most MDs write for the 20 mg routinely? This young guy might stick to the rules a little more than the older guys in the practice.

No, because some doctors are more or less aware of the cost of medicines than others. But the vast majority of doctors would be willing to write for the 20 mg sildenafil if a patient shows the doctor how much money can be saved.

Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 19,436
Experience: Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
Verified
Dr. D. Love and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 19,436
19,436 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr. D. Love is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,780 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,746 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

19,436 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

14,592 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I would like to know if sildenafil is ever used to treat
I would like to know if sildenafil is ever used to treat regular high blood pressure. … read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
M.D. in Neurosurgery
Doctoral Degree
5,370 satisfied customers
I have no idea whom specifically to ask but this is about a
I have no idea whom specifically to ask but this is about a Rx for Viagra. If I get 100 mg of Viagra it's $350+. They said if the Rx is written for 20 mg it's like $4/pill. I can't understand why that… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
19,436 satisfied customers
I have cardiomyopathy, a fib, and possible pulmonary
I have cardiomyopathy, a fib, and possible pulmonary hypertension. If I went into afib, would it be possible to ablate my heart? … read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
390 satisfied customers
Wife has CTEPH wich for the most part is pulmonary
Wife has CTEPH wich for the most part is pulmonary hypertension. Is it safe for her to go to st Augustine in florida at the end of may with temperatures in high 80s? … read more
Richard Han
Richard Han
Pediatrician
Post-Doctoral Degree
958 satisfied customers
My niece has been diagnosed with scleroderma, Raynauds,
My niece has been diagnosed with scleroderma, Raynauds, fibrosis fibrosis, Sjögrens, pulmonary hypertension,Sharps disease and lupus. What are her chances and or her prognosis, what I'm reading it doe… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,988 satisfied customers
Muneeb, I had an echo cardiagram during my pregnancy and I'm
Hi Dr.Muneeb, I had an echo cardiagram during my pregnancy and I'm unsure of the PASP value. Maybe I can send my report? Does pulmonary arterial systolic pressure have a different range during pregnan… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,988 satisfied customers
I am currently having issues with ED that may be from
I am currently having issues with ED that may be from anxiety, depression, or medications for migraine and stroke (warfarin and verapamil). I am 47 and have never had issues getting erect with my wife… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
19,436 satisfied customers
Is it okay to take 5 20mg an hour before sex to help with
is it okay to take 5 20mg an hour before sex to help with erection? … read more
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,323 satisfied customers
Procedure for High pressure in the arities? About 6 months
I have copd and use oxeygen all day and night. I also take sildenafil… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,746 satisfied customers
What is the minimum recommended dosage of sildenafil of
What is the minimum recommended dosage of sildenafil of pulmonary hypertension … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,988 satisfied customers
What is pulmonary hypertension? How dangerous is it during surgery?
What is pulmonary hypertension and how dangerous is it during surgery? I am a diabetic and need hip surgery. Medical History: I had uterine cancer 3 years ago… read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
804 satisfied customers
Can I take 50mg of Sildenafil citrate sublingual if I am
Can I take 50mg of Sildenafil citrate sublingual if I am taking 25 mg of metoprolol and 20 mg of rosuvastatin?? … read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,981 satisfied customers
Treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Saw dr. 1 week ago
treatment of pulmonary hypertension JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family? Customer: yes JA: Anything else in your medical history you thi… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
33,489 satisfied customers
Can I get a presciption for sildenafil? None, no. High
Can I get a presciption for sildenafil? JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications? Customer: None, no JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor s… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,169 satisfied customers
Am taking bimix Injection 3 times a week and sildenafil
Am taking bimix Injection 3 times a week and sildenafil tablets in between the Injections. Last night I took the full dose of 5 tablets totaling 100mg and wants to know if it's ok to do am injection t… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
My question deals with Pulmonary Hypertension- I am a 70 yr
My question deals with Pulmonary Hypertension- I am a 70 yr old male- good health- no smoker- no drinker- work out regularly- had a stress echo din. 3 weeks ago- cardiac function fine- no issues- howe… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,988 satisfied customers
I was told I have pulmonary hypertension but otherwise all
I was told I have pulmonary hypertension but otherwise all was normal with my cardiac cath. Is there a level of severity with this? What would I be categorized as? What about the sat readings? What ar… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,988 satisfied customers
How do you know if you have pulmonary hypertension? there
how do you know if you have pulmonary hypertension? there are times that the left side of my neck tends to from time to time looks swollen, becomes very tender and can last for days. what would cause … read more
Dr Stan
Dr Stan
DO
2,968 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x