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Most guys have heard of the popular erectile dysfunction treatments Viagra and Cialis. But a new player on the block called BlueChew (aka offers online consultations and diagnosis, and ships ED medicine directly to your door. What medicine does BlueChew offer, and does it really work? What active ingredients are inside their little blue-colored chewable tablets, and how easy is it to get? Here is what our unbiased research shows.



First, a quick intro on ED, and what to do about it

Like it or not, erectile dysfunction is something that happens to a lot of men of all ages, and especially as they get older. Research published by the Cleveland Clinic suggests that about 40% of men will be affected by the age of 40, and the older you get, the more likely it is to happen to you. The causes can be pretty complicated – but thankfully, the treatment is typically as simple as taking a pill (or now, thanks to BlueChew, a chewable tablet).

The first line of treatment for normal erectile dysfunction is one of a couple of medicines – Sildenafil or Tadalafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra and is designed to provide assistance for 4-6 hours. Tadalafil is the active ingredient in Cialis, and can help prevent ED for 24-36 hours. Both medicines are considered very effective, although some studies have shown that men (and their partners) may prefer the longer-acting Tadalafil.


There are alternative options to ED treatment, one of which is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). If you’re interested in learning more about this method, check out our review on Peter Uncaged’s TRT.

So, what’s the deal with BlueChew?

BlueChew is a popular service that gets you an online visit with a medical provider who can prescribe ED medication, and discreetly deliver them directly to your home. You don’t have to visit the doctor and discuss your issues or wait in line at the local pharmacy. Instead, you answer a series of health questions online and a licensed medical provider reviews and prescribes the medicine that you need to treat your erectile dysfunction.

Bluechew: chewable viagra
Source: BlueChew


What ED meds does BlueChew offer?

BlueChew offers both Sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) and Tadalafil (the active ingredient in Cialis) in chewable, blue tablets. Why a chewable when these medicines are usually delivered in a pill? Well, for many the chewable is easier to take, especially when the mood strikes and things start to get hot and heavy 😉


Not sure which type of ED pill you prefer? We’ll help you decide between the two meds in a bit, but first, let’s compare BlueChew to Hims and Roman, two other popular online ED subscription services you probably have seen advertised.

Hims vs BlueChew vs Roman: Which is better for ED?

All three of these online players, including Hims and Roman, offer online ED doctor’s visits, prescriptions and medications. We wrote an in-depth head-to-head comparison of BlueChew vs roman, but hopefully the chart below gives you the high-level differences.

Online ED Comparison: BlueChew vs Roman vs Hims

Doctor ConsultationFreeFree$5
Sildenafil (active ingredient in Viagra)$3.57 per dose$6 per dose$6 per dose
Tadalafil (active ingredient in Cialis)$5.56 per dose$11 per dose$8 per dose
Medicine FormChewablePillPill

All three of these online providers offer ED subscriptions at a variety of prices, but only BlueChew offers chewable tablets (below we break out the BlueChew pricing by subscription plan – the price per dose goes down the bigger the plan). Roman has some different prices for branded Viagra and Cialis, and a few different levels of milligrams of medicine for Sildenafil and Tadalafil, and Hims makes it easy to get started with both generic and branded Viagra for just $5.


A huge difference vs Hims is that BlueChew offers a free trial — you just pay the shipping. This really makes it lower cost to try out the treatment, since it reduces the price to get going and you can cancel if you don’t like it. (Roman offers a free doctor’s consultation as well, FYI, but you have to pay for any / all prescribed medications). BlueChew makes it easy to cancel with a 30-day, refund guarantee. You just have to email from your registered email address and let them know to refund your money.


Sildenafil vs Tadalafil – Which BlueChew ED medicine is right for you?

Of course, you can always ask in the online consultation if you want – but here is some information on the two drugs offered by BlueChew in their chewable tablets, Sildenafil and Tadalafil. And hopefully it is clear that these drugs are designed to be taken by men, not women.

ED Med Comparison: Sildenafil vs Tadalafil

Most Commonly Known Brand NameViagraCialis
Year Approved to Treat ED19982008
Doctor’s Prescription Required?
How Long Does it Work?4-6 hours24-36 hours
When Do You Take It?~1 hour before~1 hour before
Most Common Side EffectsFacial flushing (red face)
Stomach pain
Nasal congestion
Facial flushing (red face)
Stomach upset
Low blood pressure
Blurred vision