Clenbuterol misuse getting worse

Clenbuterol misuse should be suspected in patients who use bodybuilding or slimming products and develop sympathomimetic symptoms such as tachycardia, toxicologists have warned.

Abuse of the veterinary bronchodilator with anabolic properties has spread from elite athletes into the general community and hospitals are now seeing many cases of serious clenbuterol toxicity, researchers from NSW report in the Medical Journal of Australia this week.

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