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Yohimbine

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Synonym(s): Yohimbine HCl, Antagonil, Yobine


Introduction

Name

  • Yohimbine.

Class of drug

  • Indolealkylamine alkaloid.
  • Alpha-2 adrenergic antagonist.

Description

Chemical name

  • Yohimbine HCl: Yohimban-16-carboxylic acid, 17-hydroxy-, methyl ester, hydrochloride (1:1), (16.alpha.,17.alpha.)-.

Molecular formula

  • C21H26N2O3.

Molecular weight

  • 390.9 (yohimbine HCl).

Storage requirements

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Keep out of light.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • Keep out of light.

Uses

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Indications

  • To reverse effects of xylazine Xylazine.
  • It may also be used to reverse toxic effects of amitraz.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Plumb D (2015) Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 1296.
  • Maguire S & Hawk C T (2012) Formulary. In: The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster and other Rodents. Eds: Suckow M, Stevens K & Wilson R. Academic Press, USA. pp 1193-1229.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.
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