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The table below contains information about pharmacogenomic variants on PharmGKB. Please follow the link in the "Variant" column for more information about a particular variant. Each link in the "Variant" column leads to the corresponding PharmGKB Variant Page. The Variant Page contains summary data, including PharmGKB manually curated information about variant-drug pairs based on individual PubMed publications. The PMIDs for these PubMed publications can be found on the Variant Page.

The tags in the first column of the table indicate what type of information can be found on the corresponding Variant Page.

Links in the "Gene" column lead to PharmGKB Gene Pages.

List of all variant annotations for yohimbine

Gene ? Variant?
Alternate Names ? Chemicals ? Alleles ?
(+ chr strand)
Function ? Amino Acid?
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *1 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *2 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *3 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *4 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *6 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *9 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *10 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *17 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *29 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No VIP available No VIP available CYP2D6 *41 N/A N/A N/A
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs1065852 NC_000022.10:g.42526694G=, NC_000022.10:g.42526694G>A, NC_000022.11:g.42130692G=, NC_000022.11:g.42130692G>A, NG_008376.3:g.4300C=, NG_008376.3:g.4300C>T, NM_000106.5:c.100C=, NM_000106.5:c.100C>T, NM_001025161.2:c.100C=, NM_001025161.2:c.100C>T, NP_000097.3:p.Pro34=, NP_000097.3:p.Pro34Ser, NP_001020332.2:p.Pro34=, NP_001020332.2:p.Pro34Ser, NT_187682.1:g.53033G=, NT_187682.1:g.53033G>A, NW_004504305.1:g.53019A=, NW_004504305.1:g.53019A>G, NW_009646208.1:g.16258A=, NW_009646208.1:g.16258A>G, XM_005278353.1:c.100T=, XM_005278353.1:c.100T>C, XM_005278354.1:c.-1454C>T, XM_005278354.1:c.-1454T>C, XM_005278354.3:c.-1454C>T, XM_005278354.3:c.-1454T>C, XM_011529966.1:c.100C=, XM_011529966.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529967.1:c.100C=, XM_011529967.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529968.1:c.100C=, XM_011529968.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.37+605C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.37+605T>C, XM_011529970.1:c.100C=, XM_011529970.1:c.100C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.37+605C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.37+605T>C, XM_011529972.1:c.100C=, XM_011529972.1:c.100C>T, XM_011547541.1:c.-1454C>T, XM_011547541.1:c.-1454T>C, XM_011547750.1:c.37+605C>T, XM_011547750.1:c.37+605T>C, XM_011547751.1:c.-1114C>T, XM_011547751.1:c.-1114T>C, XM_011547756.1:c.42+469A>G, XM_011547756.1:c.42+469G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.-1454C>T, XM_011548819.1:c.-1454T>C, XP_005278410.1:p.Ser34=, XP_005278410.1:p.Ser34Pro, XP_011528268.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528268.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528269.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528269.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528270.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528270.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528272.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528272.1:p.Pro34Ser, XP_011528274.1:p.Pro34=, XP_011528274.1:p.Pro34Ser, XR_430455.2:n.328+4A>G, XR_430455.2:n.328+4G>A, XR_952536.1:n.-1751A>G, XR_952536.1:n.-1751G>A, XR_952537.1:n.-1751A>G, XR_952537.1:n.-1751G>A, XR_952538.1:n.-1751A>G, XR_952538.1:n.-1751G>A, XR_952539.1:n.-1462A>G, XR_952539.1:n.-1462G>A, XR_952745.1:n.1257C=, XR_952745.1:n.1257C>T, rs117813846, rs58862176
G > A
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs16947 NC_000022.10:g.42523943A=, NC_000022.10:g.42523943A>G, NC_000022.11:g.42127941G=, NC_000022.11:g.42127941G>A, NG_008376.3:g.7051C=, NG_008376.3:g.7051C>T, NM_000106.5:c.886C=, NM_000106.5:c.886C>T, NM_001025161.2:c.733C=, NM_001025161.2:c.733C>T, NP_000097.3:p.Arg296=, NP_000097.3:p.Arg296Cys, NP_001020332.2:p.Arg245=, NP_001020332.2:p.Arg245Cys, NT_187682.1:g.50282A=, NT_187682.1:g.50282A>G, NW_004504305.1:g.50268G=, NW_004504305.1:g.50268G>A, NW_009646208.1:g.13507G=, NW_009646208.1:g.13507G>A, XM_005278353.1:c.742C=, XM_005278353.1:c.742C>T, XM_005278354.1:c.586C=, XM_005278354.1:c.586C>T, XM_005278354.3:c.586C=, XM_005278354.3:c.586C>T, XM_011529966.1:c.886C=, XM_011529966.1:c.886C>T, XM_011529967.1:c.886C=, XM_011529967.1:c.886C>T, XM_011529968.1:c.886C=, XM_011529968.1:c.886C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.742C=, XM_011529969.1:c.742C>T, XM_011529970.1:c.733C=, XM_011529970.1:c.733C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.742C=, XM_011529971.1:c.742C>T, XM_011529972.1:c.843+233C>T, XM_011529972.1:c.843+233T>C, XM_011547541.1:c.586C=, XM_011547541.1:c.586C>T, XM_011547750.1:c.742T=, XM_011547750.1:c.742T>C, XM_011547751.1:c.670T=, XM_011547751.1:c.670T>C, XM_011547756.1:c.-2094A>G, XM_011547756.1:c.-2094G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.586C=, XM_011548819.1:c.586C>T, XP_005278410.1:p.Arg248=, XP_005278410.1:p.Arg248Cys, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg196=, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg196Cys, XP_011528268.1:p.Arg296=, XP_011528268.1:p.Arg296Cys, XP_011528269.1:p.Arg296=, XP_011528269.1:p.Arg296Cys, XP_011528270.1:p.Arg296=, XP_011528270.1:p.Arg296Cys, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg248=, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg248Cys, XP_011528272.1:p.Arg245=, XP_011528272.1:p.Arg245Cys, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg248=, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg248Cys, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg196=, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg196Cys, XP_011546052.1:p.Cys248=, XP_011546052.1:p.Cys248Arg, XP_011546053.1:p.Cys224=, XP_011546053.1:p.Cys224Arg, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg196=, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg196Cys, XR_430455.2:n.-1930A>G, XR_430455.2:n.-1930G>A, XR_952745.1:n.2000+233C>T, XR_952745.1:n.2000+233T>C, rs117039205, rs57836231
A > G
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs28371706 NC_000022.10:g.42525772G>A, NC_000022.11:g.42129770G>A, NG_008376.3:g.5222C>T, NM_000106.5:c.320C>T, NM_001025161.2:c.320C>T, NP_000097.3:p.Thr107Ile, NP_001020332.2:p.Thr107Ile, NT_187682.1:g.52111G>A, NW_004504305.1:g.52097G>A, NW_009646208.1:g.15336G>A, XM_005278353.1:c.320C>T, XM_005278354.1:c.-532C>T, XM_005278354.3:c.-532C>T, XM_011529966.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529967.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529968.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529969.1:c.177C>T, XM_011529970.1:c.320C>T, XM_011529971.1:c.177C>T, XM_011529972.1:c.320C>T, XM_011547541.1:c.-532C>T, XM_011547750.1:c.177C>T, XM_011547751.1:c.-192C>T, XM_011547756.1:c.-265G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.-532C>T, XP_005278410.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528268.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528269.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528270.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528271.1:p.His59=, XP_011528272.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011528273.1:p.His59=, XP_011528274.1:p.Thr107Ile, XP_011546052.1:p.His59=, XR_430455.2:n.-101G>A, XR_952745.1:n.1477C>T, rs587777915, rs59604033
G > A
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs28371725 NC_000022.10:g.42523805C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42127803C>T, NG_008376.3:g.7189G>A, NM_000106.5:c.985+39G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.832+39G>A, NT_187682.1:g.50144C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.50130C>T, NW_009646208.1:g.13369C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.685+39G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.685+39G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.985+39G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.985+39G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.985+39G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.832+39G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.844-169G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.724G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.841+39G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.769+39G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.724G>A, XP_011545843.1:p.Glu242Lys, XP_011547121.1:p.Glu242Lys, XR_952745.1:n.2001-169G>A, rs57124011, rs587777916
C > T
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs35742686 NC_000022.10:g.42524244delT, NC_000022.11:g.42128242delT, NG_008376.3:g.6750delA, NM_000106.5:c.775delA, NM_001025161.2:c.622delA, NP_000097.3:p.Arg259Glyfs, NP_001020332.2:p.Arg208Glyfs, NT_187682.1:g.50583delT, NW_004504305.1:g.50569delT, NW_009646208.1:g.13808delT, XM_005278353.1:c.631delA, XM_005278354.1:c.475delA, XM_005278354.3:c.475delA, XM_011529966.1:c.775delA, XM_011529967.1:c.775delA, XM_011529968.1:c.775delA, XM_011529969.1:c.631delA, XM_011529970.1:c.622delA, XM_011529971.1:c.631delA, XM_011529972.1:c.775delA, XM_011547541.1:c.475delA, XM_011547750.1:c.631delA, XM_011547751.1:c.559delA, XM_011547756.1:c.-1793delT, XM_011548819.1:c.475delA, XP_005278410.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg159Glyfs, XP_011528268.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011528269.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011528270.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_011528272.1:p.Arg208Glyfs, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_011528274.1:p.Arg259Glyfs, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg159Glyfs, XP_011546052.1:p.Arg211Glyfs, XP_011546053.1:p.Arg187Glyfs, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg159Glyfs, XR_430455.2:n.-1629delT, XR_952745.1:n.1932delA, rs45593132, rs60790764
T > -
T > T
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs3892097 NC_000022.10:g.42524947C=, NC_000022.10:g.42524947C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42128945C=, NC_000022.11:g.42128945C>T, NG_008376.3:g.6047G=, NG_008376.3:g.6047G>A, NM_000106.5:c.506-1A>G, NM_000106.5:c.506-1G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.353-1A>G, NM_001025161.2:c.353-1G>A, NT_187682.1:g.51286C=, NT_187682.1:g.51286C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.51272T=, NW_004504305.1:g.51272T>C, NW_009646208.1:g.14511C=, NW_009646208.1:g.14511C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_005278353.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.207-2A>G, XM_005278354.1:c.207-2G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.207-2A>G, XM_005278354.3:c.207-2G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529966.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529967.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529968.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_011529969.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.353-1A>G, XM_011529970.1:c.353-1G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_011529971.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.506-1A>G, XM_011529972.1:c.506-1G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.207-2A>G, XM_011547541.1:c.207-2G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.363-2A>G, XM_011547750.1:c.363-2G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.290-1A>G, XM_011547751.1:c.290-1G>A, XM_011547756.1:c.-1090C>T, XM_011547756.1:c.-1090T>C, XM_011548819.1:c.207-2A>G, XM_011548819.1:c.207-2G>A, XR_430455.2:n.-926C>T, XR_430455.2:n.-926T>C, XR_952745.1:n.1663-1A>G, XR_952745.1:n.1663-1G>A, rs1800716, rs28371711, rs60082401, rs606231227
C > T
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs5030655 NC_000022.10:g.42525086delA, NC_000022.11:g.42129084delA, NG_008376.3:g.5908delT, NM_000106.5:c.454delT, NM_001025161.2:c.353-140delT, NP_000097.3:p.Trp152Glyfs, NT_187682.1:g.51425delA, NW_004504305.1:g.51411delA, NW_009646208.1:g.14650delA, XM_005278353.1:c.363-141delT, XM_005278354.1:c.155delT, XM_005278354.3:c.155delT, XM_011529966.1:c.454delT, XM_011529967.1:c.454delT, XM_011529968.1:c.454delT, XM_011529969.1:c.311delT, XM_011529970.1:c.353-140delT, XM_011529971.1:c.311delT, XM_011529972.1:c.454delT, XM_011547541.1:c.155delT, XM_011547750.1:c.311delT, XM_011547751.1:c.238delT, XM_011547756.1:c.-951delA, XM_011548819.1:c.155delT, XP_005278411.1:p.Val52Glyfs, XP_011528268.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011528269.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011528270.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011528271.1:p.Val104Glyfs, XP_011528273.1:p.Val104Glyfs, XP_011528274.1:p.Trp152Glyfs, XP_011545843.1:p.Val52Glyfs, XP_011546052.1:p.Val104Glyfs, XP_011546053.1:p.Trp80Glyfs, XP_011547121.1:p.Val52Glyfs, XR_430455.2:n.-787delA, XR_952745.1:n.1611delT, rs11568727, rs28371709
A > -
A > A
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs5030656 NC_000022.10:g.42524176_42524178delCTT, NC_000022.11:g.42128174_42128176delCTT, NG_008376.3:g.6816_6818delAAG, NM_000106.5:c.841_843delAAG, NM_001025161.2:c.688_690delAAG, NP_000097.3:p.Lys281del, NP_001020332.2:p.Lys230del, NT_187682.1:g.50515_50517delCTT, NW_004504305.1:g.50501_50503delCTT, NW_009646208.1:g.13740_13742delCTT, XM_005278353.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_005278354.1:c.541_543delAAG, XM_005278354.3:c.541_543delAAG, XM_011529966.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011529967.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011529968.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011529969.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_011529970.1:c.688_690delAAG, XM_011529971.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_011529972.1:c.841_843delAAG, XM_011547541.1:c.541_543delAAG, XM_011547750.1:c.697_699delAAG, XM_011547751.1:c.625_627delAAG, XM_011547756.1:c.-1861_-1859del, XM_011548819.1:c.541_543delAAG, XP_005278410.1:p.Lys233del, XP_005278411.1:p.Lys181del, XP_011528268.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011528269.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011528270.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011528271.1:p.Lys233del, XP_011528272.1:p.Lys230del, XP_011528273.1:p.Lys233del, XP_011528274.1:p.Lys281del, XP_011545843.1:p.Lys181del, XP_011546052.1:p.Lys233del, XP_011546053.1:p.Lys209del, XP_011547121.1:p.Lys181del, XR_430455.2:n.-1697_-1695del, XR_952745.1:n.1998_2000delAAG, rs587777919
CTT > -
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs59421388 NC_000022.10:g.42523610C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42127608C>T, NG_008376.3:g.7384G>A, NM_000106.5:c.1012G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.859G>A, NP_000097.3:p.Val338Met, NP_001020332.2:p.Val287Met, NT_187682.1:g.49949C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.49935C>T, NW_009646208.1:g.13174C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.868G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.712G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.712G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.1012G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.1012G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.1012G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.868G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.859G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.868G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.870G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.*118G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.868G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.796G>A, XM_011548819.1:c.*118G>A, XP_005278410.1:p.Val290Met, XP_005278411.1:p.Val238Met, XP_011528268.1:p.Val338Met, XP_011528269.1:p.Val338Met, XP_011528270.1:p.Val338Met, XP_011528271.1:p.Val290Met, XP_011528272.1:p.Val287Met, XP_011528273.1:p.Val290Met, XP_011528274.1:p.Thr290=, XP_011546052.1:p.Val290Met, XP_011546053.1:p.Val266Met, XR_952745.1:n.2027G>A
C > T
VIP No Clinical Annotations available No Variant Annotations available
rs61736512 NC_000022.10:g.42525134C>T, NC_000022.11:g.42129132C>T, NG_008376.3:g.5860G>A, NM_000106.5:c.406G>A, NM_001025161.2:c.353-188G>A, NP_000097.3:p.Val136Met, NT_187682.1:g.51473C>T, NW_004504305.1:g.51459C>T, NW_009646208.1:g.14698C>T, XM_005278353.1:c.363-189G>A, XM_005278354.1:c.107G>A, XM_005278354.3:c.107G>A, XM_011529966.1:c.406G>A, XM_011529967.1:c.406G>A, XM_011529968.1:c.406G>A, XM_011529969.1:c.263G>A, XM_011529970.1:c.353-188G>A, XM_011529971.1:c.263G>A, XM_011529972.1:c.406G>A, XM_011547541.1:c.107G>A, XM_011547750.1:c.263G>A, XM_011547751.1:c.190G>A, XM_011547756.1:c.-903C>T, XM_011548819.1:c.107G>A, XP_005278411.1:p.Arg36His, XP_011528268.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011528269.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011528270.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011528271.1:p.Arg88His, XP_011528273.1:p.Arg88His, XP_011528274.1:p.Val136Met, XP_011545843.1:p.Arg36His, XP_011546052.1:p.Arg88His, XP_011546053.1:p.Val64Ile, XP_011547121.1:p.Arg36His, XR_430455.2:n.-739C>T, XR_952745.1:n.1563G>A
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Alleles, Functions, and Amino Acid Translations are all sourced from dbSNP 147


Generic Names
  • Yohimbin
Trade Names
  • Actibine
  • Aphrodyne
  • Baron-X
  • Dayto himbin
  • Thybine
  • Yocon
  • Yohimar
  • Yohimex
  • Yoman
  • Yovital
Brand Mixture Names

PharmGKB Accession Id





A plant alkaloid with alpha-2-adrenergic blocking activity. Yohimbine has been used as a mydriatic and in the treatment of impotence. It is also alleged to be an aphrodisiac.

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Indicated as a sympatholytic and mydriatic. Impotence has been successfully treated with yohimbine in male patients with vascular or diabetic origins and psychogenic origins.

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Other Vocabularies

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Pharmacology, Interactions, and Contraindications

Mechanism of Action

Yohimbine is a pre-synaptic alpha 2-adrenergic blocking agent. The exact mechanism for its use in impotence has not been fully elucidated. However, yohimbine may exert its beneficial effect on erectile ability through blockade of central alpha 2-adrenergic receptors producing an increase in sympathetic drive secondary to an increase in norepinephrine release and in firing rate of cells in the brain noradrenergic nuclei. Yohimbine-mediated norepinephrine release at the level of the corporeal tissues may also be involved. In addition, beneficial effects may involve other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin and cholinergic receptors.

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Yohimbine is an indolalkylamine alkaloid with chemical similarity to reserpine. Yohimbine blocks presynaptic alpha-2 adrenergic receptors. Its action on peripheral blood vessels resembles that of reserpine, though it is weaker and of short duration. Yohimbine's peripheral autonomic nervous system effect is to increase parasympathetic (cholinergic) and decrease sympathetic (adrenergic) activity. It is to be noted that in male sexual performance, erection is linked to cholinergic activity and to alpha-2 adrenergic blockade which may theoretically result in increased penile inflow, decreased penile outflow or both. Yohimbine exerts a stimulating action on the mood and may increase anxiety. Such actions have not been adequately studied or related to dosage although they appear to require high doses of the drug. Yohimbine has a mild anti-diuretic action, probably via stimulation of hypothalmic center and release of posterior pituitary hormone. Reportedly Yohimbine exerts no significant influence on cardiac stimulation and other effects mediated by (beta)-adrenergic receptors. Its effect on blood pressure, if any, would be to lower it; however, no adequate studies are at hand to quantitate this effect in terms of Yohimbine dosage.

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Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination & Toxicity


Yohimbine appears to undergo extensive metabolism in an organ of high flow such as the liver or kidney, however, the precise metabolic fate of yohimbine has not been fully determined.

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Rapidly absorbed following oral administration. Bioavailability is highly variable, ranging from 7 to 87% (mean 33%).

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Elimination half-life is approximately 36 minutes.

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Chemical Properties

Chemical Formula


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Average Molecular Weight


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InChI String


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PharmGKB Curated Pathways

Pathways created internally by PharmGKB based primarily on literature evidence.

  1. Sympathetic Nerve Pathway (Neuroeffector Junction)
    Simplified diagram of a sympathetic neuroeffector junction displaying genes which may be involved.

Genes that are associated with this drug in PharmGKB's database based on (1) variant annotations, (2) literature review, (3) pathways or (4) information automatically retrieved from DrugBank, depending on the "evidence" and "source" listed below.

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Drug Targets

Gene Description
ADRA2A (source: Drug Bank )
ADRA2B (source: Drug Bank )
ADRA2C (source: Drug Bank )
DRD2 (source: Drug Bank )
DRD3 (source: Drug Bank )
HTR1A (source: Drug Bank )
HTR1B (source: Drug Bank )
HTR1D (source: Drug Bank )
HTR2A (source: Drug Bank )
HTR2C (source: Drug Bank )

Drug Interactions

Interaction Description
atomoxetine - yohimbine The CYP2D6 inhibitor could increase the effect and toxicity of atomoxetine (source: Drug Bank )

Curated Information ?

Relationships from National Drug File - Reference Terminology (NDF-RT)

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Contraindicated With

Publications related to yohimbine: 9

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Very important pharmacogene summary: ABCB1 (MDR1, P-glycoprotein). Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 2011. Hodges Laura M, et al. PubMed
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Overexpression of alpha2A-adrenergic receptors contributes to type 2 diabetes. Science (New York, N.Y.). 2010. Rosengren Anders H, et al. PubMed
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Cytochrome P450 2D6. Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 2009. Owen Ryan P, et al. PubMed
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Structure, function and regulation of P-glycoprotein and its clinical relevance in drug disposition. Xenobiotica; the fate of foreign compounds in biological systems. 2008. Zhou S-F. PubMed
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Sympathoneural and adrenomedullary functional effects of alpha2C-adrenoreceptor gene polymorphism in healthy humans. Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 2005. Neumeister Alexander, et al. PubMed
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Norepinephrine attenuates hypoxia-inhibited thyrotropin-releasing hormone release in median eminence and paraventricular nucleus of rat hypothalamus. Neuro endocrinology letters. 2005. Hou Tian-De, et al. PubMed
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Human sympathetic activation by alpha2-adrenergic blockade with yohimbine: Bimodal, epistatic influence of cytochrome P450-mediated drug metabolism. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 2004. Le Corre Pascal, et al. PubMed
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Enhanced vasoconstriction to endothelin-1, angiotensin II and noradrenaline in carriers of the GNB3 825T allele in the skin microcirculation. Pharmacogenetics. 2002. Wenzel René R, et al. PubMed
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Expression of altered alpha2-adrenergic phenotypic traits in normotensive humans at genetic risk of hereditary (essential) hypertension. Journal of hypertension. 1998. Dao T T, et al. PubMed


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