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How to Take Stamina Rx

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Jean Jenkins has been writing professionally since 1994. She has written medical research materials for the American Parkinson's Association, the Colorado Neurological Institute and the Autism Society of America. Jenkins has specialized in neurology, labor and delivery, high-risk obstetrics and autism spectrum disorders. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Colorado.
How to Take Stamina Rx
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Stamina Rx is an over-the-counter, sex-enhancing supplement. It is targeted to help erectile dysfunction (ED), duration of erection, low libido and overall satisfaction. Stamina Rx for men claims it increases blood flow to the penis, making it firmer, larger and able to sustain an erection longer. The women’s formula boasts that it increases blood flow to genitalia and enhances arousal, sensitivity and pleasure. Stamina Rx may be purchased online, in most health food stores and in many drugstores.

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Stamina Rx has been controversial due to a problem-filled history, including two recalls by the Food and Drug Association (FDA). These recalls involved ingredients that had potential for serious side effects. In February 2010, a new formula was introduced: Stamina RX Hardcore, which contains yohimbe extract, an herb that requires caution when consuming.

Step 1

Consult your physician before taking any Stamina Rx product. This is vital if you are taking prescription medication for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart condition, seizure disorder, stroke or mood disorder. Erectile dysfunction is a frequent problem for men with these conditions, and underlying causes should be ruled out. Stamina Rx Hardcore contains yohimbe extract, which can cause rapid heart rate, anxiety, sweating, dizziness, headache, visual disturbances, flushing and drop in blood pressure.

Step 2

Educate yourself. There are many claims on the Internet praising the success and safety of Stamina Rx. Dr. Ray Sahelian, author of "Natural Sex Boosters," has published favorable information about yohimbe bark extract on his own website, including the effectiveness of this sex-enhancing herb. He also discusses side effects, safety, risks and danger of misuse for yohimbe.

Step 3

Use Stamina Rx only as directed. Take one to two tablets with water, approximately one hour before sexual activity, and do not exceed four tablets in any 24-hour period.

Step 4

Take this medication with food as it can cause nausea and stomach cramps/pains. Do not drink alcohol while taking this herbal supplement. Avoid smoking tobacco several hours before and after taking Stamina Rx; nicotine causes a measurable increase in heart rate, as does the ingredient, yohimbe.

Step 5

Expect warming sensations that some users have described as pleasant, in any part of the body, from head to toe. Excess sweating has also been reported, especially in the armpits. Have some extra underarm deodorant/antiperspirant if desired.

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