Pregnant women or lactating women or those who may be pregnant should not use clenbuterol. Not recommended for purposes other than medical purposes. It is not recommended for children and people who are allergic to clenbuterol or any of its ingredients. Maple also does not recommend patients with ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, enlarged prostate, urinary retention, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, tachycardia, tachyarrhythmia, cardiac or thyroid disease, hypertension, ischemia. People with heart disease, myocardial infarction and other health problems, and also hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
Use and abuse. Abuse and abuse. These are the topics that we discussed earlier in the column “To Dope or Not to Dope”. Before that, we discussed the role of team doctors and why elite athletes can use drugs that improve their performance. In this column, we will discuss the use of high-performance drugs for daily warriors-natives.
Like miracle diet pills, Clenbuter received a lot of attention from non-professional media, but it was superficial for the danger of uncontrolled use. When properly used under the supervision of a doctor or veterinarian, clenbuterol can alleviate a horse’s respiratory disorder and may have potential therapeutic benefits in heart failure. However, uncontrolled excessive use of drugs outside the label can be a dangerous and side effect. These interviews included the possible abuse of clenbuterol as an unlicensed diet pill, and not its legitimate use, controlled by a physician.
Medscape: Recently, Clenbuterol has received a lot of attention because of weightlifting and abuse of diet. Can you tell Medscape readers about its legitimate use in the United States?
Dr. McKiver: Clenbuterol was approved for the treatment of respiratory diseases in horses 6 or 7 years ago. It is very similar to bronchodilator albuterol and is the only beta-2 agonist licensed to treat respiratory diseases in horses. It is given as a syrup. Like humans, horses have unchanged lung disease – similar to asthma, hyperreactive airway disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Unfortunately, this drug has entered the field of human sports medicine. Recently a small newspaper published Clenbuterol as a new “skinny pill”. If someone owns a horse, it’s pretty easy to get a Clenbuterol script from your veterinarian.
Medscape: What is the role of clenbuterol? What is its mechanism of action, making it attractive for weightlifters and nutritionists?
Dr. McKeever: Clenbuterol hydrochloride has been found to have a redistribution effect. When you get the calories, this medicine will move them into the muscles, not into the fat. This increases your metabolic rate, so you burn fat and reduce muscle. This is the role of the redistribution agent.
Medscape: Burning fat and increasing muscle sounds like a good thing. What is the risk?
Abuse or an overdose of clenbuterol can cause side effects, usually temporary and quickly eliminated. The side effects of clenbuterol abuse include muscle spasms, excessive sweating, heartburn, facial cleansing, headache, anxiety or irritability.