For lung problems:
Clenbuterol hydrochloride tablet acts on β2-adrenergic receptors to cause smooth muscle relaxation leading to the widening of the airway passage. This effect is seen within 15 – 20 minutes of taking the tablet and lasts for 14 hours.
For weight loss:
Clenbuterol hydrochloride tablet acts by burning fat due to its thermogenic properties i.e. it increases the body temperature by raising the blood pressure. The drug also enhances the breakdown of glycogen, reducing the ability of the body to store glycogen. Thus, the rate at which fat and protein are used by the body gets increased causing a loss of fat tissue.
Clenbuterol hydrochloride is available in several dosage forms such as tablets, granules, liquids, syrups, drops, injections, and aerosols.
The clenbuterol hydrochloride tablets should be taken as recommended by the doctor and at regularly scheduled time every day. The dose may be changed by the doctor based on response to the treatment.
The recommended dose of clenbuterol hydrochloride tablets is 20 µg twice per day. Some patients may require 40 µg twice per day.
For physique and performance enhancement:
Generally, the dose is taken in cycles by individuals based on their sensitivity to efficacy and side effects. The cycle begins with 20 µg – 40 µg per day and slowly the dose is increased every third day till the desired dose is attained.
Men: Recommended dose ranges from 80 µg to 160 µg per day. Ideal dose for men is 120 µg.
Women: Recommended dose ranges from 80 µg to 120 µg per day. Ideal dose for women is 80 µg.
Body builders should not take more than 3 tablets of 40 µg per day.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate is required with the drug administration.
The following side effects can occur with clenbuterol hydrochloride tablets:
Short term side effects
Therefore, the individuals with heart problems should not take these tablets.
These side effects diminish as the drug gets eliminated from the body.
Long term side effects
Overdose: Overdose with clenbuterol hydrochloride tablets can occur if the dose exceeds 120 µg per day. This causes temporary side effects such as headaches, excessive sweating, heartburn, face flushes, muscle cramps, anxiety, or restlessness.
Missed dose: The tablet should be taken immediately, if it is missed at the regular time. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is realized on the next day while the regular dose should be taken. This helps to avoid a double dose.
Pregnant women: Although clenbuterol hydrochloride does not cause side effects to the growing fetus, it is recommended to avoid the drug during the first three months of pregnancy. This is because of the possible effects on uterine contraction during child birth.
Breastfeeding women: Clenbuterol hydrochloride can pass into the breast milk. Thus, women who plan to breastfeed their baby should consult the doctor.