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Generic Name: yohimbine (yo HIM bean)
Brand Names: Erex, Testomar, Yocon, Yohimar, Yohimbe, Yohimex

What is Yocon (yohimbine)?

Yohimbine increases the amount of blood that is allowed to flow into the penis and prevents blood from flowing out of the penis. It can cause an erection.

Yohimbine is used to treat and diagnose some types of impotence.

Yohimbine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Yocon (yohimbine)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Yohimbine may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.

Use caution when rising from a sitting or lying position. Yohimbine may be more likely to cause dizziness when changing positions.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Yocon (yohimbine)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you

  • have kidney disease;
  • have peptic ulcer disease (stomach ulcers);

  • are suffering from depression;

  • are being treated for a psychiatric condition; or

  • have any type of heart disease.

You may not be able to take yohimbine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during therapy if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Yohimbine should not be used by women. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding. Yohimbine should not be used by children.

How should I take Yocon (yohimbine)?

Take yohimbine exactly as directed. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Yohimbine is usually taken three times a day. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of a yohimbine overdose include increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, flushing); a fast heart rate; numbness or tingling; runny nose; tremor; anxiety; poor coordination; and confusion or abnormal behavior.

What should I avoid while taking Yocon (yohimbine)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Yohimbine may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.

Use caution when rising from a sitting or lying position. Yohimbine may be more likely to cause dizziness when you change positions.

Yocon (yohimbine) side effects

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking yohimbine and seek emergency medical attention:
  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

  • a very irregular or fast heartbeat; or

  • confusion or unusual behavior.

Other, less serious side effects are more likely to occur. Continue to take yohimbine and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • dizziness;

  • anxiety, irritability, or nervousness;

  • tremor (shaking);

  • headache; or

  • skin flushing.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Yocon (yohimbine)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking a medicine for depression, mania, or another psychiatric condition. Generally, yohimbine should not be used with these medicines.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with yohimbine or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist has additional information about yohimbine written for health professionals that you may read.

What does my medication look like?

Yohimbine is available under several brand and generic names. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.

  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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