What is clenbuterol?

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Generic Name: Clenbuterol Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Know the basics

What is clenbuterol used for?

Clenbuterol is used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases. Clenbuterol is a β2 agonist used by sufferers of breathing disorders as a decongestant and bronchodilator. People with chronic breathing disorders such as asthma use this as a bronchodilator to make breathing easier.

How should I take clenbuterol?

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

How do I store clenbuterol?

Clenbuterol is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store clenbuterol in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of clenbuterol that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush clenbuterol down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using clenbuterol?

Tell your doctor if you have any following medical conditions: Hyperthyroidism, myocardial insufficiency, arrhythmias, susceptibility to QT-interval prolongation, hypertension, DM, severe asthma; pregnancy.

Is it safe to take clenbuterol during pregnancy or breast-feeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. This medication is pregnancy risk category C according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk,
  • B=No risk in some studies,
  • C=There may be some risk,
  • D=Positive evidence of risk,
  • X=Contraindicated,
  • N=Unknown

Know the side effects

What are the side effects of clenbuterol?

Some side effect you might have: Fine tremor of skeletal muscle, palpitations, tachycardia, nervous tension, headaches, peripheral vasodilatation, muscle cramps (rare), hypokalaemia (large doses), hypersensitivity reactions.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with clenbuterol?

Clenbuterol may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with clenbuterol?

Clenbuterol may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with clenbuterol?

Clenbuterol may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Understand the dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.

What is the dose of Clenbuterol for an adult?

Usual Adult dose for Bronchodilator

Adult: 20 mcg orally twice a day, may increase up to 40 mcg twice a day.

Adult: inhale 20 mcg three times a day.

What is the dose of Clenbuterol for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is clenbuterol available?

Clenbuterol is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

Tablet 20 mg

Syrup 1 mcg/mL

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of clenbuterol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: May 30, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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