Patient Resources

How do I get a CIALIS Savings Card?

As of August 31, 2017, the Cialis Savings Card program has been discontinued.

Existing cards printed or distributed prior to August 31, 2017 will be honored until the expiration date printed on the card.

Terms and Conditions:

*Limit one $200 Card for new patients. One $200 Card per person may be redeemed. Offer void where prohibited by law. This offer is invalid for patients whose prescription claims are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by any governmental program, including, without limitation, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medigap, DOD, VA, TRICARE/CHAMPUS, or any state patient or pharmaceutical assistance program. If you live in Massachusetts, the Card expires on the earlier of: (i) the expiration date of this Card (November 21, 2017); (ii) the date an AB-rated generic equivalent for CIALIS becomes available; or (iii) June 30, 2019, absent a change in Massachusetts state law. Available only in the US and Puerto Rico for residents of the US and Puerto Rico. By accepting this offer, you agree that if you are required to do so under the terms of your insurance coverage for this prescription or are otherwise required to do so by law, you should notify your insurance carrier of your redemption of this Card. This offer is not valid with any other program, discount, incentive, or similar offer involving CIALIS. It is prohibited for any person to sell, purchase or trade; or to offer to sell, purchase or trade; or to counterfeit this Card. This offer may be terminated, rescinded, revoked or amended by Lilly USA, LLC at any time without notice.


CIALIS Coverage

CIALIS coverage

Writing a prescription for CIALIS for once daily use for ED+BPH

  • Ensure the appropriate dose/strength, the number of tablets, and the frequency of use (PRN or once daily) are included
  • It may also be beneficial to include the patient’s diagnosis on the prescription
  • Please instruct patients to contact their health plan’s member services to find out if CIALIS for once daily use is covered

FORMULARY UPDATE: ACCESSIBILITY TO CIALIS FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH)

Effective January 1, 2017, Cialis remains a preferred brand on Express Scripts National Preferred Formulary and CVS/Caremark Performance Drug List. Express Scripts® and CVS/Caremark™ are the two largest pharmacy benefit managers in the United States. Most patients under these formularies can expect to pay the lowest brand copay when filling their Cialis prescriptions. Prior Authorization may be required depending on diagnosis (i.e., erectile dysfunction [ED], benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH] or ED&BPH). Patients should check with their insurance provider for full details as individual plans may vary.1,2

  • Source: Express Scripts National Preferred Formulary and CVS/Caremark Performance Drug List as of January 2017, and is subject to change without notice by a health plan or state. Please contact the plan or state for the most current information.
  • This information is not a guarantee of coverage or payment (partial or full). Actual benefits are determined by each plan administrator in accordance with its respective policy and procedures.
  • This list may not be an exhaustive list of all plans in your area and the coverage of other plans in your area may vary.
  • Employers and employer groups may also offer additional benefit designs which may be different than described.
  • The company/plan names listed do not imply their endorsement of Lilly USA, LLC or the product(s) referenced.
  • Lilly USA, LLC does not endorse any particular plan. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Co-payment amounts are subject to change by plans without notice. Co-payment cost alone does not necessarily reflect a cost advantage in the outcome of the condition treated because there may be other variables that affect relative costs.
  • Prior Authorization criteria are set by the applicable plan. Lilly makes no claim as to safety or efficacy of the use of a product in any manner inconsistent with a product's label.
Writing a prescription

Help protect your patients from counterfeit medication

Some tips you can offer your patients for safer online shopping

  • Only use Internet pharmacies that are accredited through the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites™ (VIPPS) program3
  • Purchase from US companies only3
    • Even Web sites that claim to be Canadian may purchase medications from other countries around the world, where quality standards vary and the chance of counterfeiting may be much higher
  • Stay away from Web sites that:
    • Don't list a physical address and telephone number in the US3
    • Offer CIALIS at a price that's much lower than the price at the local pharmacy4
    • Sell prescription medications without requiring a prescription from a doctor3
  • Do not purchase generic, “soft tab,” or “fast dissolve” CIALIS—there is no generic for CIALIS and CIALIS only comes as an almond-shaped tablet that is swallowed whole5
  • Never respond to an unsolicited e-mail advertisement for CIALIS
    • Eli Lilly and Company, the maker of CIALIS, will never send e-mails to patients unless they have expressly requested such communications and will never attempt to sell CIALIS directly to a patient in any communication

The trademarks listed are the property of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company. The owners of these trademarks are not affiliated with and do not endorse Eli Lilly and Company or its products.

Help your patients learn to identify counterfeit medication

  • Differences in the feel or look of the actual tablets or differences in the packaging may be signs that a medication is counterfeit. Patients should compare their medication with a sample they’ve received from your office or with the image of the original manufacturer's drug below5,6:

Light yellowish, almond-shaped, film-coated tablets:

CIALIS 2.5 mg

Imprinted with "C 2 ½"

Cialis 2.5 mg

CIALIS 5 mg

Imprinted with "C 5"

Cialis 5 mg

Yellow, almond-shaped, film-coated tablets:

CIALIS 10 mg

Imprinted with "C 10"

Cialis 10 mg

CIALIS 20 mg

Imprinted with "C 20"

Cialis 20 mg

Tablets shown not actual size.

  • Patients should pay attention to how the medication tastes and how it makes them feel—an odd taste or unusual symptoms may be signs of a counterfeit6
  • If patients notice any unusual taste or symptoms, they should call you immediately5

Look for signs of a patient using counterfeit medication

If a patient reports that his treatment is not working, or he is experiencing unwanted effects, be sure to ask where he purchased his medication in addition to addressing any symptoms.6

Report any suspicious sales offers or counterfeit medication

If you or your patient suspects that a medication may be counterfeit, contact The Lilly Answers Center at 1-800-LILLY-Rx (1-800-545-5979) and/or the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at www.fda.gov/medwatch or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

For more information about counterfeit medication, you can direct your patients to the following online sources:

The Partnership for Safe Medicines

US Food and Drug Administration


References

  1. Express Scripts. 2017 Express Scripts National Preferred Formulary. March 28, 2017.

  2. CVS/Caremark. Performance Drug List. March 28, 2017.

  3. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Buying medicine online. https://nabp.pharmacy/initiatives/dot-pharmacy/buying-medicine-online/. Accessed June 14, 2012.

  4. US Food and Drug Administration Consumer Health Information. The possible dangers of buying medicines over the Internet. https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048396.htm. Accessed June 13, 2012.

  5. Cialis [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2017.

  6. The Partnership for Safe Medicines. SAFEMEDICINES Checklist: An 8-Step Checklist for SAFEMEDICINES Practice. http://www.safemedicines.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/SAFEDRUG2.pdf. Accessed March 23, 2016.