Over the counter Viagra substitutes – features of yohimbine supplement!

Over the counter ViagraViagra is a famous blue pill that has gained popularity around the world. It has been successfully used to treat ED for about 20 years. This is a prescription (RX) medication that can be purchased and used only by a doctor’s prescription. Unfortunately, Viagra over the counter (OTC) isn’t available legally in most countries including the US & Canada. Therefore, some people, who don’t want or don’t have time to see a doctor (to get a prescription), purchase OTC generics on the black market putting themselves and their health at risk. But others choose a safer option – herbal substitutes for Viagra. Yohimbine is one of popular remedies for improving erectile function. In this article, we’ll tell you about it.

Features of yohimbine for the treatment of erectile dysfunction

Until recently, yohimbine remained the only way for oral ED therapy. Due to appearing of intracavernous injections of vasoactive drugs and PDE5 inhibitor medicaments (such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra), interest in herbal supplements decreased significantly. However, none of the available anti-ED drugs has a pronounced pharmacological effect in individuals with various forms of erectile dysfunction. For example, Viagra does not always help with erectile problems of a psychological nature.

According to studies of scientists, yohimbine in an average daily dose of 15-20 mg is an effective tool for correction and therapy of erectile dysfunction of various genesis and severity. It induces the appearance of an erection and increases the rigidity of the penis, stimulates libido and intensifies sexual activity. The greatest effect is achieved in patients with erectile dysfunction of psychogenic genesis (about 84%). The effectiveness of yohimbine treatment of organic forms of erectile dysfunction is about 34%, which is a significant drawback of the drug. In such cases, Viagra showed 70-80% efficacy.
In the presence of additional negatively acting factors (arterial hypertension, hypoandrogenemia, a number of urological diseases) the effectiveness of treatment with yohimbine decreases to 30%.

Side effects of yohimbine supplements

Over the counter ViagraLike any other drug or supplement, yohimbine can cause some side effects. Among adverse events triggered by the administration of yohimbine, the most common one is an increase in blood pressure (18.7%), which requires discontinuation of treatment in some patients with arterial hypertension. The higher the initial arterial pressure, the greater the degree of increase in it during the treatment. In the vast majority of cases, blood pressure in healthy people does not increase. Other possible side effects of the drug are as follows:

  • feeling of heat (occurs in about 7 percent of patients);
  • headache (approximately 5% of patients experience this adverse effect);
  • palpitations, tremor of fingers and photophobia (rare side effects)

It should be noted that usually side effects disappear inr 2-4 days from the start of treatment.