Generic Name: yohimbine, Oral tablet

Generic Name:

yohimbine, Oral tablet

Aphrodyne,Erex,Yocon,Yohimar

All Brands

  • Aphrodyne
  • Erex
  • Yocon
  • Yohimar
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Highlights for yohimbine

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YOHIMBINE (yoh HIM been) is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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yohimbine Side Effects

Oral tablet

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • anxiety or agitation
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased heart rate
  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness
  • flushing
  • headache
  • irritability
  • nausea
  • nervousness or restlessness
  • sweating
  • tremor
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yohimbine May Interact with Other Medications

Oral tablet

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

This medicine may also interact with the following:

  • ephedra, Ma huang
  • green tea
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for high blood pressure
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use yohimbine

Oral tablet

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

This medicine is not for use in children.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • depression or other mental problems
  • heart disease, angina, high blood pressure, a history of heart attack, or other heart problems
  • if you are female (this medicine is not for use in women)
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • stomach disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to yohimbine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

If you feel this medicine is not working for you, do not change the dose. Talk to your doctor or health care professional.

If you experience symptoms of nausea, dizziness, chest pain or arm pain during sexual activity after taking this medicine, you should refrain from further activity and call your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible.

This medicine can interact with certain foods that contain tyramine to produce severe headaches, a rise in blood pressure, or irregular heart beat. Foods that contain significant amounts of tyramine include aged cheeses; meats like liver, pepperoni, salami or other sausages; beer and ale (including alcohol-free beer); red wine; sherry; hard liquor or liqueurs; and fava or broad bean pods. Ask your doctor or health care professional, pharmacist, or nutritionist for a complete listing of tyramine-containing foods.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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Last Updated: August 19, 2009

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