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BlueChew is an online subscription retailer offering chewable tablets to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Here, we review the brand’s reputation and discuss the effectiveness and side effects of its sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil products.

This article provides further information about what BlueChew offers. It also discusses alternative options and when to consult a doctor about ED.

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BlueChew sells chewable ED medication for people who cannot develop an erection or want to improve their erection and its duration.

BlueChew tablets contain sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved each of these drugs to treat ED, though it has not approved BlueChew products.

BlueChew states that its services are for people who want more convenient access to ED medication. It is also for those who find swallowing pills difficult. According to a 2022 review, pill aversion is a common issue. Additionally, authors of another 2022 research paper found that 32% of the individuals in their investigation had difficulty swallowing pills.

BlueChew says its medically trained team assesses customers’ needs and creates personalized plans.

All of BlueChew’s drugs are PDE5 inhibitors and will only work with sexual stimulation, meaning they will not produce an erection on their own. Further details of each ingredient are as follows:

  • Sildenafil: This is the active ingredient in the brand-name drug Viagra. It can take effect in 30 minutes and last up to 18 hours.
  • Tadalafil: This is the active ingredient in Cialis. Prescribing information for Cialis states that it can improve erectile function for up to 36 hours.
  • Vardenafil: This is the active ingredient in Levitra. A person should take it 60 minutes before sex.

The FDA has approved sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil as ED treatments. However, BlueChew’s products do not currently have FDA approval.

Why is BlueChew not FDA-approved?

BlueChew’s chewable ED pills are compounded versions of sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil.

The FDA writes that compounding pharmacies combine, mix, or alter ingredients to tailor medications to a person’s specific needs. The FDA does not approve compounded medications.

However, it does lay out recommendations for manufacturers of chewable medication, stating that it should be easy to chew, palatable, have an appropriate shape and size, and be able to disintegrate fully.

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Sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil are common treatments for ED. Sildenafil is both popular and effective for ED, and tadalafil and vardenafil are also first-line treatments for the condition.

Learn more about the differences between sildenafil, tadalafil, and other ED medications.

How does BlueChew work?

As phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, BlueChew pills work by inhibiting the PDE5 enzyme in the smooth muscle of the vessels in the penis. This stops the degradation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate, which allows blood vessels to dilate, resulting in an erection.


  • The company provides access to prescription medication online.
  • The service aims to be convenient and private.
  • These chewables have the same active ingredients as Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), and Levitra (vardenafil).
  • Chewables may suit people who cannot swallow pills.
  • A person does not need water to take the medication in chewable form.
  • The prices are competitive.
  • People can learn more about the brand and seek answers to common questions on the BlueChew blog.


  • Health insurance companies do not cover the cost of BlueChew.
  • The products are unavailable in North Dakota, South Carolina, United States territories, or outside the United States.
  • The active ingredients do not work for all people.
  • People taking nitrate medications should not use BlueChew’s products.
  • Sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil can cause side effects.
  • The brand’s “real reviews” page only features 5-star reviews, which does not give a rounded picture of people’s experiences with BlueChew.
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BlueChew has a customer review rating of 1 out of 5 stars and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). However, there are only five reviews available. The company has accreditation from the BBB and closed six complaints in the last year.

On Trustpilot, the average customer review gives BlueChew 2.6 out of 5 stars. There are not many reviews on the platform, and some are from people who have not tried BlueChew products. Those who have tried BlueChew write that the products are generally effective, although one reviewer mentions an unexpected 10% service fee with each order.

In contrast, customer reviews on the company’s website are generally positive. Some report improvements in erections and sexual confidence. Others report prompt product delivery. However, other reviews note that the medications were ineffective. Some reviewers report that the taste of the chewables was initially off-putting but that they quickly grew accustomed to it.

The table below provides a quick comparison of BlueChew and Viagra.

Active ingredientsildenafilsildenafil
Doses• 30 mg
• 45 mg
• 25 mg
• 50 mg
• 100 mg
FDA approvednoyes
Prescription neededyesyes

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Anyone interested in using BlueChew’s products must complete a medical profile on the company’s website. They then have a digital consultation with a state-licensed healthcare professional. BlueChew does not employ these doctors itself. Instead, it contracts them from a range of telehealth businesses.

The healthcare professional reviews the person’s profile and prescribes the appropriate BlueChew product within 2 business days.

BlueChew partners with compounding pharmacies where the pharmacists prepare and ship the medication to customers.

Health insurance does not cover BlueChew products. However, the company claims that its customers pay less than they would if they purchased a similar product through a typical route.


After placing an order, customers will receive an email with tracking information when their order ships. BlueChew says it uses discreet packaging for every order.

People can opt for overnight shipping Monday through Thursday for orders they place before noon Central Standard Time. However, it will not ship overnight to military bases or P.O. boxes.

BlueChew delivers to most addresses within the United States, excluding North Dakota, South Carolina, or United States territories. It also does not ship internationally.

Returns and refunds

A person cannot return or obtain a refund for their prescribed medication. However, anyone who has received an incorrect or possibly defective order should contact customer support.

If a BlueChew product is ineffective, a person should inform the company, and the medical team will consider other appropriate treatment options.


The company’s website states that BlueChew keeps personal data, medical records, and financial transactions private. It shares limited information about its site visitors with advertisers. However, people can opt out of this.

The price of a BlueChew subscription depends on the prescription medication and dosage and the plan a person chooses. The per-pill cost decreases as the order size increases.

Active• 6 chewables
• 30 milligram (mg) or 45 mg doses
• 4 chewables
• 6 mg or 9 mg doses
• 4 chewables
• 8 mg doses
Busy• 10 chewables
• 30 mg or 45 mg doses
• 7 chewables
• 6 mg or 9 mg doses
• 8 chewables
• 8 mg doses
Popular• 17 chewables
• 30 mg or 45 mg doses
• 14 chewables
• 6 mg or 9 mg doses
• 15 chewables
• 8 mg doses
Pro• 34 chewables
• 30 mg or 45 mg doses
• 28 chewables
• 6 mg or 9 mg doses
• 30 chewables
• 8 mg doses

Bluechew is for males over the age of 18 years in the United States. A person should only take BlueChew products if they have a prescription from a licensed healthcare professional.

BlueChew products use FDA-approved active ingredients and are generally safe to take. However, these ingredients can cause side effects and may not be safe for everyone.

People should not take PDE5 inhibitors if they have had:

Additionally, people taking nitrate medication should not use BlueChew products, as they can counteract nitrate medication and may cause life threatening low blood pressure.

According to the older prescribing information, Vardenafil is unsafe for people undergoing kidney dialysis.

A person always needs to speak with a doctor before trying BlueChew products.

BlueChew states that customers generally experience very few side effects. According to the prescribing information for sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil, the most commonly reported side effects of these products include:

BlueChew states that if any of the above side effects become troublesome or do not pass, a person needs to discontinue the medication and contact a doctor.

Serious side effects include sudden loss of hearing or vision or a prolonged and painful erection, which doctors call priapism. If any of these side effects occur, a person should seek emergency medical help.

What to do in the event of an overdose

If a person has taken too much of an ED medication, they should contact emergency services at 911. Alternatively, they can call the America’s Poison Centers for emergency attention at 1-800-222-1222 or visit the Poison Help website.

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ED is a common issue, especially for older adults. Certain factors, such as stress, anxiety, tiredness, or excessive alcohol consumption, can cause or contribute to it.

Anyone who experiences persistent difficulty getting or maintaining an erection can consult a doctor for advice.

In some cases, ED could signal an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure.

The active ingredients in BlueChew products are sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil. These medications are effective treatments for ED in most people. However, BlueChew products do not have approval from the FDA.

Additionally, they might not work for everyone, so a person needs to check with a doctor to determine whether PDE5 medication is safe for them to take.

The effects of BlueChew products can last 4–6 hours. BlueChew does not state whether its products can make an erection last longer.

If a person is able to get an erection but would like it to last longer, they can consult a doctor about premature ejaculation.

BlueChew uses the same active ingredients as sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil. It is unlikely to be more effective than any other ED pills. However, some people may find chewable medication easier to take than swallowing pills.

Before trying this medication, people need to speak with a doctor to ensure BlueChew suits their needs.

Yes. BlueChew says a person can cancel their subscription at any time. They can do this by logging in and viewing their membership page. In the status section of this page, a person can simply click “put on hold” to deactivate their account.

BlueChew sells chewable tablets that contain either sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil, which are all are treatments for ED.

The products are available to purchase online without an in-person visit with a doctor. However, the company conducts online consultations before its medical team prescribes the products.

A person needs to speak with a doctor about ED symptoms before trying medication. They should also report any persistent side effects of drug-based treatments they are currently taking.