Reviewed on 8/10/2021

What Is Yohimbe and How Does It Work?

Yohimbe suggested uses include for erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction (male or female), and sexual dysfunction (SSRI-induced).

Yohimbe is possibly effective for impotence.

Yohimbe is available under the following different brand and other names: aphrodien, corynanthe yohimbi, corynine, johimbi, Pausinystalia yohimbe, and quebrachine.

Dosages of Yohimbe

Numerous regimens available; follow manufacturer's recommendations

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Sexual Dysfunction

15-30 mg orally daily

Bark tincture: 5-10 drops orally three times daily

Yohimbe bark: Potential for side effects


Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Causes and Treatment See Slideshow

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Yohimbe?

Side effects of yohimbe include:

Serious side effects of yohimbe include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Yohimbe?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Yohimbe has no known severe interactions with other drugs.

Yohimbe has serious interactions with at least 61 different drugs.

Moderate interactions of yohimbe include:

  • isocarboxazid
  • linezolid
  • phenelzine
  • procarbazine
  • tranylcypromine

Mild interactions of yohimbe include:

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Yohimbe?


This medication contains yohimbe. Do not take aphrodien, corynanthe yohimbi, corynine, johimbi, Pausinystalia yohimbe, or quebrachine if you are allergic to yohimbe or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.


Effects of Drug Abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Yohimbe?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Yohimbe?"


Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Yohimbe is unsafe for use during pregnancy.
  • Avoid use of yohimbe while breastfeeding.


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is… See Answer
Medscape. Yohimbe.
RxList. Yohimbe Supplement.

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