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Question: Using sex enhancer pill safe?

 DjHnd - Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:01 pm

I recently purchased this package of sex enhancer pills called Sta-Max
Im not sure if its safe to use, I mean I've heard people use unperscribed viagra and
blow out their blood capillaries . Maybe you doctors can tell me if its safe.

The ingredients are as followed:
Yohimba bark extract(8mg Yohimbe alkaloids), Gamma Amino Butyruc acid/GABA, cnidium extract (fruit), Cnidium monnier whole plant, epimedium extract(leaves), songaria cynomorium whole herb, L-argine HCL extract

other ingredients: Hydroxl propyl methylcellulose, Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium
stearate, starch, dextrose, FD&C blue#1

Im a healthy guy under no kind of medications.
Thanks for your help.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:17 am

User avatar Hello DjHnd,

The main active ingredient in the supplement you bought is Yohimbe.

Yohimbe is a tree bark containing a variety of pharmacologically active chemicals. It is marketed in a number of products for body building and "enchanced male performance." Serious adverse effects, including renal failure, seizures and death, have been reported to FDA with products containing yohimbe and are currently under investigation.

The major identified alkaloid in yohimbe is yohimbine, a chemical that causes vasodilation, thereby lowering blood pressure. Yohimbine is also a prescription drug in the United States. Side effects are well recognized and may include central nervous system stimulation that causes anxiety attacks. At high doses, yohimbine is a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor. MAO inhibitors can cause serious adverse effects when taken concomitantly with tyramine-containing foods (e.g., liver, cheeses, red wine) or with over-the-counter (OTC) products containing phenylpropanolamine, such as nasal decongestants and diet aids. Individuals taking yohimbe should be warned to rigorously avoid these foods and OTC products because of the increased likelihood of adverse effects.

Yohimbe should also be avoided by individuals with hypotension (low blood pressure), diabetes, and heart, liver or kidney disease. Symptoms of overdosage include weakness and nervous stimulation followed by paralysis, fatigue, stomach disorders, and ultimately death.

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