(yohimbine hydrochloride, USP)
Yohimbine is a 3alpha -15alpha -20beta -17alpha -hydroxy Yohimbine-16alpha - carboxylic acid methyl ester. The alkaloid is found in Rubaceae and related trees. Also in Rauwolfia Serpentina (L) Benth. Yohimbine is an indolalkylamine alkaloid with chemical similarity to reserpine. It is a crystalline powder, odorless. Each compressed tablet contains (1/12 gr.) 5.4 mg of Yohimbine Hydrochloride.
What are the possible side effects of yohimbine?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking yohimbine and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- a very irregular or fast heartbeat; or
- confusion or unusual behavior.
Other, less serious side effects are more likely to occur. Continue to take yohimbine and talk to your doctor if you experience
- anxiety, irritability, or nervousness;
- tremor (shaking);
- headache; or
What are the precautions when taking yohimbine hydrochloride (Yocon)?
Before taking yohimbine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, mental/mood disorder (such as anxiety/panic disorder, depression), stomach/intestinal ulcer, heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension).
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/12/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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