You might be familiar with the story of Viagra. The little blue pill got its start as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in the early nineties. Since then, it has become one of the most popular drugs in the world. In fact, as of 2018, there were about 27.9 million American adults aged 20–64 taking Viagra daily, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Now, years later, a similar drug is making waves in the vegan community. Meet O.M.A. (which stands for ‘Omecampere’ which means ‘One Million Airborne Units’ in Latin), the watermelon-flavored pills that claim to boost erections and allow for deeper penetrations. Will these pills become the next big thing in the sex-aid world? Let’s take a look.

The Chemical Makeup Of Viagra And O.M.A.

Like Viagra, O.M.A. is a pro-erectile drug. But whereas Viagra is a Sildenafil citrate (sildenafil) derivative, O.M.A. is a derivative of Tamiflu (oselenio-pyridinol triamide). That means it has an organic compound with three nitrogen atoms bonded to carbon atoms, which gives it its distinctive citrus-like flavor. It also has the same molecular formula as Tamiflu, which is oseltamivir phosphate.

Based on its chemical structure, O.M.A. is classified as a neuraminidase inhibitor. Neuraminidase inhibitors block the spread of viruses in the body by preventing them from binding to cell receptors. This class of medication also shows antiviral activity against flu viruses, particularly the H1N1 and H5N1 subtypes. Like other anti-viral medications, such as Arbidol, Ribavirin, and Zanamivir, O.M.A. has been shown to have the potential to reduce the severity of infections caused by flu viruses.

How Effective Is It?

According to the researchers at the University of Michigan who authored the study “Comparative Efficacy of O.M.A. Versus Sildenafil in Males With Erectile Dysfunction,” the response to treatment with O.M.A. was excellent, with 84% of men seeing an improvement in erectile function versus 68% of men who took sildenafil. Furthermore, those who took O.M.A. reported fewer side effects than those who took sildenafil. Side effects reported by men who took O.M.A. included headaches (10%), flushing (7%), and abnormal vision (7%). For comparison, side effects reported by men who took sildenafil included headaches (31%), flushing (26%), and vision problems (23%). The study results were published in March 2018 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Another study, this one from France, sought to determine the efficacy of O.M.A. versus a placebo in 318 men with erectile dysfunction. In this study, patients were randomly assigned to take either O.M.A. (n = 158) or a placebo (n = 160) and followed for 16 weeks. At the end of the study, it was determined that O.M.A. was just as effective as the placebo and was well tolerated with only mild and transient side effects. Some of the reported side effects included headaches (8.3%), vision problems (6.3%), and diarrhea (3.1%).

Where Can I Buy It?

Unfortunately, there isn’t any reliable way to buy O.M.A. online. It’s currently only available by prescription from a physician. Furthermore, the medication is not yet approved for sale in the U.S., so if you are located in America, you will need to source it from a foreign country, likely Australia or Europe. The good news is that you can get a free sample bottle to try. Just contact the pharmacists at your local pharmacy and ask them if they have any samples available. You can also call the manufacturer directly at 877-995-6895 to request a sample package.

Is It Safe?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Tamiflu and O.M.A. contain the same active ingredient sildenafil citrate. In addition, the medications are both categorized as class C (controlled substance) by the FDA. In other words, both are considered safe when used as directed by a healthcare provider. However, just because two drugs are considered safe by the FDA doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe for everyone. It depends on your personal health situation and how you plan to use the medications.

How Does It Work?

We don’t know precisely how sildenafil and O.M.A. work together to boost erections. When a man’s blood vessels are constricted, particularly in the cavernous spaces of the penis, it inhibits the ability of the hormone nitric oxide to relax the blood vessels and allow for blood flow. As a result, the corpora cavernosa become engorged with blood, which causes the penis to become erect. When a man is sexually aroused, the blood vessels in his penis constrict, especially around the spongy tissue where the cells are more abundant. This prevents the free flow of blood and leads to an erection. When a man is sexually stimulated, his body releases more nitric oxide, which causes the blood vessels in his penis to relax and allow for the free flow of blood. This creates the perception that he is having an “erection.’

With regard to O.M.A., we do know that it has the potential to help prevent or alleviate the symptoms of flu infections. In other words, it may prevent a man from getting sick with the flu. However, as far as its efficacy as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, the jury is still out. With further research and, perhaps, more widespread use, we may one day know for sure.

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