In this Article
- What other names is Yohimbe known by?
- What is Yohimbe?
- How does Yohimbe work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Yohimbe.
The chemical yohimbine is considered unsafe for use without a healthcare professional because side effects might occur with improper use. Some of these serious side effects include severe low blood pressure, heart problems, and other serious conditions including death.
Yohimbe is UNSAFE for children, because children appear to be much more sensitive to the side effects.
Do not take yohimbe if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have schizophrenia.
- You have prostate problems.
- You have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- You have liver disease.
- You have kidney disease.
- You have high or low blood pressure.
- You have chest pain or heart disease.
- You have anxiety.
- You have depression.
- You have diabetes.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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