UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Toxicology

Title: Clenbuterol

Keywords: anabolic, bodybuilding, weightlifting, beta agonist, myocardial infarction (PubMed Search)

Posted: 2/7/2013 by Ellen Lemkin, MD, PharmD
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  • Found as adulterant in street drugs

  • Used in bodybuilding and for weight loss

  • Long acting beta-2 agonist

  • Has specific anabolic activity and increases lipolysis

  • Toxicity presents with tachycardia, palpitations, tremor, and myocardial ischemia