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Hims Sildenafil Review

Hims Sildenafil Review

What makes hims tick

Hims is riding a confluence of trends: the loosening of telemedicine laws in most states, the expiration of Pfizer’s Viagra monopoly and men’s growing willingness to talk about and pay for health and beauty.

Andrew Dudum, Hims’ 29-year-old founder and chief executive, vows to create a $10-billion-plus healthcare company.

“We’re the front door of the doctor’s office,” he said. “We are completely different from anything in the healthcare system.”

Dudum and his team of disrupters will have to tread carefully. After all, they aren’t selling mattresses or razors. They’re selling prescription drugs with potential side effects. And some experts say telemedicine, a global industry worth an estimated $19 billion that’s credited with bringing healthcare to underserved populations, could make it easier for people to get prescriptions that aren’t warranted.

Lindsey Slaby, a marketing consultant who has done work for Target Corp., Equinox and Microsoft Corp., applauds Hims for trying to make it easier for men to talk about hair loss, erectile dysfunction and other ailments.

Reviews for Sildenafil

For Erectile Dysfunction: "tried lower doses but the 100mg seems to be amount needed for me. Main issues for me are the side effects of stuffy sinus and dull headache. I take a antihistamine for the nose and a couple of advil for the head ache and does the trick."

Hims’ on-demand Viagra doesn’t guarantee good sex

[Forty] percent of men by age 40 struggle from not being able to get and maintain an erection,” exclaims the website for Hims, a recently launched telemedicine startup that sells generic versions of popular baldness and erectile dysfunction treatments. Worried you might be in that 40 percent? Hims has a solution: with the help of sildenafil (also known as generic Viagra), you can have “an erection when you want one, not just when your penis says it’s allowed.”

“Nobody wants to go to the doctor,” says Hims founder and CEO Andrew Dudum as we talk on the phone. With a “sensitive and uncomfortable topic” like erectile dysfunction, seeking help can feel especially intimidating. The Hims model allows users to upload photos and chat with a physician remotely. Instead of having a face-to-face conversation with your physician (or a sex therapist), you can submit your info online and sign up for a monthly subscription of erectile dysfunction medications. You don’t even have to worry about whether or not your insurance company will cover your prescription: Hims sells low-priced generic medications directly to consumers, taking insurance out the equation entirely. (At present, Hims exclusively offers sildenafil. Cialis and Levitra are not currently available as generics.)

Sildenafil Is A Prescription Medication — One That Has Side Effects

Also, sildenafil is a prescription medication — one that has side effects. Painful, hours-long erections occasionally land users in the hospital (and, in the worst cases, destroy their ability to ever get an erection again). But headaches, loss of vision, indigestion, and diarrhea are also fairly common; rarer side effects include facial swelling, renal problems, laryngitis, and, perversely, an inability to experience orgasm.

Those are just the physical side effects; mental ones can occur, too. Using sildenafil regularly can cause a kind of disconnection, where the erection isn’t tied to the “emotional/psychological arousal state,” but is instead fueled by chemical assistance, Donaghue says. That disconnection can drive an even bigger wedge between men and their emotions, and making users who crave an easy, automatic erection further dependent on medication. Men who see good sex as being synonymous with the presence of an erection — any erection, no matter how emotionally disconnected from it they may be — are especially prone to developing a dependency on erectile dysfunction drugs, says Baum. These medications can promote an attitude of “If I don’t have to do the work, why should I?” Baum says.

While getting younger men hooked on sildenafil might make for a profitable business model, it’s not a great way to promote healthy attitudes toward sex, Baum notes.