Description: Also known as Ephedra, yohimbe is a Botanical medicine derived from the bark of the P yohimbe tree.
Method of Action: Active constituents are alkaloids especially the yohimbane derivative yohimbine. Hydrochloride salt acts as an adrenoreceptor agonist.
Indications and Usage: Reversal of impotence and male erectile dysfunctions such as those occurring as a result of treatment with SSRI medications. In higher doses can causes anxiety, nervousness, palpitations and restlessness as well as sign such as elevated 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol and cortisol levels. For this reason it is used to provoke panic attacks and anxiety in studies of pathophysiology. May also contribute to psychotic symptoms, mania and seizures.
Contraindications: Do not use this product if you are pregnant or lactating without first seeking advice from your physician. Do not use this product if you have high blood pressure, a heart condition or without medical supervision. Do not use this product if you are over age 65 without medical supervision.
Dosage and Administration: For treatment of hyposexuality and erectile dysfunction 5.4 to 10.8 mg thirty to sixty minutes prior to sexual activity. Information unavailable.
Clinical Effect In: Information unavailable.
Adverse Reactions: Causes anxiety, nervousness, palpitations and restlessness as well as sign such as elevated 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol and cortisol levels. Used to provoke panic attacks and anxiety in studies of pathophysiology. May also contribute to psychotic symptoms, mania and seizures. If you suspect that an herb or other supplement is making you sick, call the FDA's MedWatch hotline at 800-332-1088 or contact the agency via its website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Known Interactive Effects: Tricylclic antidepressants, medications with central adrenergic blocking properties, centrally acting sympathomimetics, MAO inhibitors and antimuscaric agents are all known to potentiate the effects of yohimbine.
Additional Considerations: Psychological and physiological ill effects resulting from use of this substance outweigh any therapeutic benefit. Used in research only.
Warnings: The information above is provided for educational purposes and may not be construed as a medical prescription or as a substitute for the advice of your physician. Do not use this product without first consulting your physician especially if you are pregnant or lactating. Be advised that some herbs and dietary supplements can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals and may also have an adverse result in conjunction with other medications, or treatments. You should regularly consult your physician in matters regarding your health and particularly in respect to symptoms and conditions which may require diagnosis or medical attention. Reevaluate use of this product after 6 months.