YOHIMBINE (Yohimbe): What is used for?

What is Yohimbine?

Yohimbine (Yohimbina) is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. The product ingredient is Yohimbine hydrochloride (hcl).
The brand names of Yohimbine are: Yohimbe, Yocon, Yoman, Erex.

Mechanism of action (MOA) 

Increase blood flow and nerve impulses to the penis or vagina.

Indications, uses, benefits

The general use is as a treatment for erectile dysfunction but it is also used for sexual dysfunction, SSRI induced.

Warnings and precautions 

The products containing man-made yohimbine hydrochloride as an ingredient are not legal to sell as a dietary supplement in the United States.

This medicine is contraindicated in: diabetes, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, schizophrenia, pregnancy and breast-feeding.


Medicines for depression (phenelzine,tranylcypromine, amitriptyline and imipramine).

Medicines for high blood pressure (captopril, enalapril, losartan, valsartan, diltiazem, amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide and furosemide).

And others medicines: chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, trifluoperazine, thioridazine, naloxone, clonidine, diethylpropion, epinephrine, phentermine and pseudoephedrine.


For erectile dysfunction 15-30 mg/day.

Side effects of Yohimbine

Excitation, tremor, sleep problems, anxiety or agitation, high blood pressure, a racing heartbeat, dizziness, stomach problems,chills.

Listlessness; itchy, scaly skin; drooling, sinus pain, irritability, headache, frequent urination, bloating, rash, nausea, and vomiting.


Source: The content of this active ingredient has been written taking into account the clinical and molecular information of all medicines authorised and marketed in the United States under the Unique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) by the Substance Registration System (SRS) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

In order to know in detail the information authorized by the FDA for each drug, you should consult the corresponding medication guide authorized by the FDA.


PubChem CID: 8969
NCI Thesaurus: C77304

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