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Table of Contents > Drugs >  Yohimbine
Yohimbine
Pronunciation
Brand Names
Therapeutic Categories
Reasons not to take this medicine
What is this medicine used for?
How does it work?
How is it best taken?
What do I do if I miss a dose?
What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
What are the common side effects of this medicine?
What should I monitor?
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
How should I store this medicine?
General statements

Pronunciation
(yo HIM bine)

Brand Names
Aphrodyne™; Dayto Himbin®; Yocon®; Yohimex™

Therapeutic Categories
Miscellaneous Product

Reasons not to take this medicine

  • If you have an allergy to yohimbine or any other part of the medicine.
  • If you have kidney disease.


What is this medicine used for?

  • This medicine is used for the treatment of impotence.


How does it work?

  • Yohimbine affects response to stimulation. It strengthens the response to a chemical produced by the body and then allows relaxation and increased blood flow to the penis.


How is it best taken?

  • Take three times a day.


What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Skip the missed dose and return to regular schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose or extra doses.


What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

  • Not for use in females.
  • Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor). May add to impotence.
  • Use caution if you have heart disease, especially if you get chest pain with a little exertion.
  • Use caution if you have high blood pressure.
  • Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
  • This medicine does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Take measures to prevent the spread of these diseases. Talk with healthcare provider if help needed in choosing a method.
  • Do not use with other impotence medicines.


What are the common side effects of this medicine?

  • Headache. Mild pain medicine may help.
  • Flushing.
  • Elevated blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Irritable and shaky.


What should I monitor?

  • Effectiveness of medicine. If not working, then talk with healthcare provider for other choices.
  • Check blood pressure regularly.


Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

  • Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Severe headache.
  • Chest pain or pressure, passing out, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness.


How should I store this medicine?

  • Store in a tight container at room temperature.


General statements

  • Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
  • Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs, vitamins).


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