Clenbuterol, mostly known as Clen, is one of the main types of steroids available in the market for athletes and trainers who have a passion for building their bodies. It is a supplement which helps to maintain good health and required body weight.

Athletes use this drug to achieve weight loss and to stimulate specific hormones, like noradrenaline, dopamine and adrenaline. The drug increases the blood flow in the body which further increases the metabolism rate of the body and burns some unnecessary fats in the body.

As it is evident with many steroids, people also face many side effects with the intake of Clenbuterol. These side effects can be dangerous which might end in taking lives of persons.

Short-term Side Effects

The short-term side effects of Clenbuterol are listed under:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Heavy sweating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dry mouth
  • Severe headaches
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations

When an individual discontinues the drug, these short-term side effects will start to decrease gradually. It will take few weeks to few months to recover from the side-effects depending on the severity of the side effects.

One can easily avoid these side effects by consulting a health professional and taking the dosage prescribed by the doctor.

Long-term Side Effects

The Long-term side effects of Clenbuterol are listed below:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac muscle hypertrophy
  • Decrease in bone strength
  • Heart degeneration
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Subaortic stenosis
  • Tachycardia
  • Thyrotoxicosis

Side effect of Clenbuterol overdose

Scientist has not yet determined the possible extent of damaged that can be caused due to the overdose of this steroid. However, most of the people report following side-effects after ingestion of high dose of clen:

  • Tremors
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vertigo
  • Tachycardia
  • Stroke
  • Headaches
  • Depletion of taurine
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • Hypokalemia

Intake of high amount of clen can lead to prolonged toxicity as clen takes a long time to breakdown and disperse completely from the body.

There are many problematic side effect of Clen which are harmful to the body. People who have high blood pressure are not recommended to take Clenbuterol as it might have long-term effects on the heart. Pregnant women are not at all recommended for the intake of this steroid as it will have harmful effects on both mother and the baby.

As Clen has so many known side effects, it should not be taken unless advised by the doctor.