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Comparing Subscription-Based Online Pharmacies | The Battle of ED Meds

Before diving into the world of subscription-based ED meds’ pharmacies, I’d like to make a few things clear. Namely,

Both Sildenafil and Tadalafil are commodity products. 

  • Think of it as sugar, it doesn’t really matter from which vendor you purchase it, as the product itself is always identical. Thus, it makes sense to buy it as cheaply as possible.

Tadalafil and Sildenafil prices are a function of marketing spending.

  • Even though 10mg of Sildenafil or Tadalafil costs the same for all the vendors, they still price their products differently. Why? The short answer is that they can, as the buyers aren’t aware of the pricing of Sildenafil and Tadalafil in detail.

Don’t pay a premium for the same product.

  • These vendors spend a lot of money on marketing, so once you visit their websites, you are constantly being presented with all the bells and whistles they have to offer. However, you should disregard all this and focus on customer service quality, refund policy, dosages, and pricing. That’s it!

Comparing Huge, BlueChew, Hims, and GetRoman

  • ED Product Offerings 
    • Get Roman: Sildenafil, Generic Viagra, Viagra, Generic Cialis, Cialis
    • Hims: Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Viagra, Cialis
    • BlueChew: Tadalafil, Sildenafil
    • Huge: Tadalafil, Sildenafil
  • Are ED-meds FDA-approved?
    • Get Roman: Yes
    • Hims: Yes
    • BlueChew: No, only the active ingredients (Sildenafil & Tadalafil) are FDA approved
    • Huge: Yes
  • Virtual doctor’s visit?
    • Get Roman: Yes
    • Hims: Yes
    • BlueChew: Yes
    • Huge: Yes
  • ED meds prescription provided by the company’s physicians?
    • Get Roman: Yes
    • Hims: Yes
    • BlueChew: Yes
    • Huge: Yes
  • New patient approval period
    • Get Roman: 24 to 48 hours
    • Hims: 24 to 48 hours
    • BlueChew: 24 to 48 hours, however, some customers have reported that getting approved has taken up to 3 days
    • Huge: 24 to 48 hours
Cost Per Sildenafil TabletDosage
Get Roman: $440mg
Hims: $440mg
BlueChew: $4.245mg
Huge: $3.250mg
Cost Per Tadalafil TabletDosage
Get Roman: $85mg
Hims: $85mg
BlueChew: $5.59mg
Huge: $510mg

Key Takeaway: Huge offers the best price and the highest dosage per pill.

*Average price calculations are based on different subscription plans (the number of tablets varies). The general rule is that the more you buy, the cheaper it gets per pill.  

My experience:

I’ve been a subscriber of the Huge Sildenafil Premium Plan (14 tablets per month) for 5 months now and I’ve noticed that on average, I used only 10 tablets per month. This means that by the end of each month, I still had 4 tablets in the “box”. After 3 months, I had an extra 12 Sildenafil pills, so I decided to pause Huge subscription for a month.

This “one-month off-subscription” period allowed me to use up all the additional Sildenafil pills. In other words, I sort of got one month’s “free supply” of Sildenafil, which was very nice.

  • Shipping fee
    • Get Roman: Free
    • Hims: Free
    • BlueChew: $5
    • Huge: Free
  • Shipping speed
    • Get Roman: 2-4 days
    • Hims: 3-5 days
    • BlueChew: 2-4 days
    • Huge: 2-3 days
  • Shipping policy
    • Get Roman: Doesn’t accept returns.
    • Hims: Doesn’t accept returns.
    • BlueChew: Doesn’t accept returns.
    • Huge: Doesn’t accept returns.
  • Is the packaging discreet?
    • Get Roman: Yes
    • Hims: Yes
    • BlueChew: Yes
    • Huge: Yes
  • Can you pause your subscription?
    • Get Roman: Yes
    • Hims: Yes
    • BlueChew: Yes
    • Huge: Yes
  • Online visit costs
    • Get Roman: Initial consultation is $15
    • Hims: Primary care visit is $39
    • BlueChew: Free
    • Huge: Free
  • Trustpilot rating
    • Get Roman: 3.2/5 stars
    • Hims: 3.9/5 stars
    • BlueChew: 3.2/5 stars
    • Huge: N/A
  • Customer reviews
    • According to Trustpilot, 59% of the people rate Get Roman service as bad or poor. Most of the Get Roman subscribers think that ED meds’ pricing is too high and customer care isn’t very responsive. Some customers have even said that their subscriptions are being charged but never delivered. 
    • According to Trustpilot, 16% of the people rate Hims as bad or poor. Most of the customers are happy with the variety of products Hims offers, and the availability of doctors stands out as well. At the same time, there are plenty of customers who complain about too high price levels, subscriptions not arriving on time, and unresponsive customer service. 
    • There are not many BlueChew reviews available on Trustpilot. The message seems to be mixed as some people claim that the product worked well while others are saying that it’s a scam and customer service is non-existent. 
    • Huge doesn’t have any Trustpilot reviews available. However, based on my experience, I can say that telehealth visits went smoothly, ED meds have always arrived on time and there has never been a problem getting in touch with a physician.

Conclusion

I’ve tried out ED meds from all 4 online pharmacies discussed above. For me, the experience has always been pleasant and I don’t have anything negative to say about any of them.

This leads me back to the point I was trying to make in the introduction of this blog post – Sildenafil & Tadalafil are commodity products (like sugar), which means that you should compare these online pharmacies based on ED meds’ dosage size and pricing.

In this respect, Huge stands out as a clear winner. The company also offers a great customer service experience and free shipping. Most importantly, you can try out Huge worry free as you have the right to a full refund if you are not happy with the product.

If you are looking to get ED meds online, Huge is the way to go, no doubt about it.

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