Clenbuterol – The Drug Often Touted As Weight Loss Drug

Clenbuterol, a decongestant and bronchodilator, is often prescribed to the people suffering from breathing disorders. The patients of chronic breathing disorders, such as asthma, generally use Clenbuterol as a bronchodilator to help themselves to make their breathing easier.

Commonly available in salt form as Clenbuterol hydrochloride, Clenbuterol is the drug that is often used by athletes and bodybuilders in order to retain lean muscle mass and reduce excessive fat. Often, the drug is used in very huge amounts because it helps in composition for increasing skeletal muscle mass by reducing body fat.

Clenbuterol is advantageous drug as compared to its counterpart ephedrine, which does the same work but for shorter time period, as it doesn’t stay in the body more than 5-6 hours, but Clenbuterol on the other hand rests in the body for at least 24 hours. Thus, the people taking Clenbuterol need not take the drug every 5 hours. This is the reason that Clenbuterol is one of the most preferred drugs. One more advantage of Clenbuterol is that it doesn’t interfere with the sleep; it doesn’t have any effect on sleep.

Clenbuterol is widely touted as a weight loss drug. It is being used as a mainstream dietary supplement. Thus, the drug is being extensively used by athletes, bodybuilders, and young people. However, the drug has more adverse effects than its benefits. Over use or abuse of Clenbuterol has been linked with a number of side effects and health risks.

Some of the common side effects associated with the use of Clenbuterol include deepening of voice, thickening of skin and facial hair, etc. It can also cause heart problems like enlargement of ventricles, etc. The most annoying and weird thing about Clenbuterol is that it is used as an asthma medicine but it shows the reduced cardiovascular performance. Anxiety, shaking and sweating are also some of the side effects which are shown by the drug in some cases.

Clenbuterol is available in the form of tablets, powders and syrups, and in an injectable form as well. The drug is not allowed to use in several countries. It is not a FDA approved drug and is banned in the United States. However, Clenbuterol is easily available online.