Yohimbe (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:aphrodien, corynanthe yohimbi, more...corynine, johimbi, pausinystalia yohimbe, quebrachine
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Suggested Dosing

Sexual Dysfunction

15-30 mg PO daily

Bark tincture: 5-10 gtt PO TID

Yohimbe bark: Potential for side effects

Numerous regimens available, follow mfct recommendations

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Suggested Uses

Erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction (male or female), sexual dysfunction (SSRI-induced)

Efficacy

Possibly effective for impotence

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            Adverse Effects

            Anxiety, cardiac coduction disturbances, cardiac failure, dizziness, excitation, fluid retention, gastric intolerance, headache, hypertension, hypotension, insomnia, irritability, nausea/vomiting, paralysis, respiratory depression, salivation, sinusitis, tachycardia, tremor, urinary frequency

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Angina, anxiety, BPH, concomitant MAO inhibitors, concomitant sympathomimetic drugs, depression, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, hypertension, hypotension, kidney disease, liver disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, prostate inflammation, tyramine-containing foods

            Cautions

            Schizophrenia

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: unsafe

            Lactation: avoid use

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

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            Mechanism of Action

            Yohimbine is an alpha-2-adrenergic blocker

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