Clenbuterol, a bronchodilator, is known to open up the air passages or dilates in the lungs. The modified component of Clenbuterol is known for treating humans with COPD in many countries but the FDA has tagged it along as a drug not suitable for human use. Hence, the legal status for Clenbuterol in USA and UK stands as a “prescription only” medicine.
Clenbuterol is most appreciated in its hydrochloric salt form, Clenbuterol hydrochloride. The medicine was patented in 1967 and medically used since 1977.
Clenbuterol is known for its purported anabolic effects and the ability to reduce the subcutaneous fat. The beta-2 agonist helps its effects as a bronchodilator. Deposition of lean mass is guaranteed with Clenbuterol administration. Clenbuterol is known for relaxing the smooth muscle tissues for better and easier breathing.
It is better to clear the confusion by mentioning that the human-equivalent Clenbuterol is Albuterol and as a prescription-only medicine, people can acquire this medication only.
Clenbuterol is known for burning fat, building muscles, and improving sports performances among the users. However, taking the component under proper surveillance may help the consumers avoid any sort of risks at a post-consumption period.
Clenbuterol has a half-life of 36 to 48 hours. As a known beta-2 agonist, which acts as an antagonist to OT and PGF2-alpha, Clenbuterol is suggested to be used between 0.06 to 0.12mg per day. This would be enough for a person to deal with his or her physical issues and the entire dosage should not be taken at once. The equation of the dosages should appear as an intravenous dose of 0.1mg per kg with kg-1 of xylazine. Upon the decisions of the experts, the patients for asthma treatments can deal with more amount of Clen.
Risks with Side effects
Long-term clenbuterol consumption may or may not have any permanent effect on the body. The confusion sustains because recent reports have not confirmed anything as a prominent Clen-induced effect on the body of the users, who have been on the medication for a long time. However, issues with tachycardia may certainly occur to pose threat to the users upon accidental overdoses and more factors.
It has also been reported as findings that abnormal use of Clenbuterol may lead to apoptosis or death of normal cells. As a veterinary medication, this has been a prominent finding among the horses, which have been administered with Clenbuterol.
Clenbuterol prescription-drug overdose may also cause hypokalemia, agitation, muscle spasms and more risky factors. It has been observed that overdoses may bring the toxic effects of Clenbuterol in prominence. Hence, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and the International Olympic Committee have considered banning the use of Clenbuterol for the professionals.
The prominent or substantial risks of Clenbuterol toxicity or overdose can be queued up in a following way –
- Increased heart rate
- Elevated blood sugar
- Overactive reflexes
The other risks have already been mentioned and they are likely to trouble the body with violation of expert-suggestions.