YOHIMBINE - ORAL (yo-HIM-bean)
COMMON BRAND NAME(S):
Aphrodyne, Viritab, Yocon, Yohimex
Yohimbine has been used to increase low blood pressure, to widen (dilate) the pupil of the eye and for certain cases of male impotence.
HOW TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION:
This medication must be taken as directed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than directed.
This medication may cause increased heart rate, sweating, nervousness, tremor, irritability, headache, dizziness and flushing. If these effects continue or become severe notify your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication should not be used by anyone with the following conditions:
kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension). Use with caution in the presence of depression, psychiatric illness or liver disease. This medication should not be used by children. This medication should not be used by pregnant women. This medication is not generally used by females.
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and paralysis.
Take any missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule. Do not “double-up” the dose.
Store at room temperature and keep away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.
Revision date: June 18, 2011
Last revised: by Janet A. Staessen, MD, PhD
Drugs & Medications
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