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Yocon

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/12/2008
Yocon Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 3/05/2016

Yocon (yohimbine hydrochloride) increases the amount of blood that flows into the penis and prevents blood from flowing out of the penis, used to treat and diagnose some types of impotence. Yocon can cause an erection. Common side effects of Yocon include dizziness, headache, nausea, flushing, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, or tremor (shaking). Tell your doctor is you experience serious side effects of Yocon such as an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of your throat, swelling of your lips, tongue, or face, or hives), a very irregular or fast heartbeat, confusion, or unusual behavior.

The dosage of Yocon to treat erectile impotence in adult males is 1 tablet (5.4 mg), taken orally, 3 times a day. Yocon may interact with medicine for depression, mania, or another psychiatric condition. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Yocon is not usually used in women. Therefore, it is unlikely to be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about this medication.

Our Yocon (yohimbine hydrochloride) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Yocon Consumer Information

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

  • dizziness;
  • anxiety, irritability, or nervousness;
  • tremor (shaking);
  • headache; or
  • skin flushing.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Yocon (Yohimbine Hydrochloride)

Yocon Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Yohimbine readily penetrates the CNS and produces a complex pattern of responses in lower doses than required to produce peripheral alpha-adrenergic blockade. These include, anti-diuresis, a general picture of central excitation including elevation of blood pressure and heart rate, increased motor activity, irritability, and tremor. Sweating, nausea and vomiting are common after parenteral administration of the drug.1,2 Also dizziness, headache, skin flushing reported when used orally.1,3

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Yocon (Yohimbine Hydrochloride)

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