is yohimbe safe

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    <font size="3" face="Arial">Yohimbe side effects and cautions, risks and danger
    Yohimbe should be used cautiously by anyone with a medical condition, particularly those with unstable hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, or those taking medicines, particularly tranquilizers, antidepressants, sedatives, antihistamines, amphetamines and other stimulants, including caffeine and herbal stimulants such as ginseng. Some of the side effects of high dose yohimbe include anxiety, changes in blood pressure, heart rate increase, palpitations, dizziness, headache, visual disturbances, nausea or abdominal cramps, increased body temperature and sweating. I do not recommend this herb to anyone over the age of 65. Since high doses may cause confusion and disorientation, it should not be taken while operating machinery, driving, or performing hazardous activities. </font> <font face="Arial">In most people it raises blood pressure and it is dosage dependent. </font><font size="3" face="Arial">
       As with many herbs or medicines, the right dose works well but too high a dose causes side effects. </font><font face="Arial"> If you have moderate to severe hypertension, then you should avoid yohimbe. However, if you have mild hypertension, then small amounts, that is, less than 150 mg, should be fine, especially with the consent of your doctor. The blood pressure effects don't last all day, only a few hours. The first thing you may notice after an hour or two is sweating under the arms. On higher doses you will notice a higher body temperature, an even higher doses of yohimbe lead to slightly blurred vision, mild anxiety, and a sense of not feeling well. Very high doses lead to heart palpitations. Fortunately, most of these yohimbe side effects only last an hour or two.</font><font size="3" face="Arial">

    </font> <font face="Arial">Do not use this herbal product if you have heart disease (including irregular rhythm), kidney, thyroid or liver disease, a seizure disorder or stroke. Do not take it with any antidepressant medications or MAO inhibitors, or with foods containing high amounts of tyramine (such as cheese or red wine) or with decongestants, diet aids, products containing phenylpropanolamine, hormones such as DHEA or pregnenolone, or supplements that have a stimulating effects, such as sexual enhancement herbs, SAM-e, tyrosine, etc. Consult with your doctor before use if you have any health problems or are taking any medications. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if you experience high blood pressure, heart palpitations or rapid heart beat, dizziness, headache, rash, tremors, depression or hallucinations. Other adverse reactions may include nervousness, anxiety, mood changes, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, urinary retention, dilation of pupils, or skin flushing. The adverse effects are dose dependent.</font>

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