Case of Low Dose Clenbuterol Toxicity

BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Apr 15;2016:10.1136/bcr-2016-215157. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-215157.


We present a case of acute clenbuterol toxicity following ingestion of 20 μg of clenbuterol, resulting in symptoms of sympathetic activation, sinus tachycardia and electrolyte derangement. The patient was managed conservatively with fluid resuscitation, electrolyte replacement and monitoring, and discharged following a 5-day stay in hospital.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenergic beta-Agonists / poisoning*
  • Adult
  • Anxiety / chemically induced
  • Chest Pain / chemically induced
  • Clenbuterol / poisoning*
  • Drug Overdose / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nausea / chemically induced
  • Tachycardia, Sinus / chemically induced*


  • Adrenergic beta-Agonists
  • Clenbuterol