Laws in the UK regarding prescription strength drugs can differ slightly from other countries around the world.
Clenbuterol is not an anabolic androgenic steroid, but is it a controlled substance? Does it require a prescription?
What is Clenbuterol and how does it work?
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Countries rate use of prescription drugs differently.
In the UK, Clenbuterol, as in the United States, is not legal without a prescription nor is it recommended for human use.
It can be found in veterinary care environments, but only with a prescription.
However, when it comes to personal usage, laws can differ.
It can be okay for personal use (in small amounts may be ignored by local authorities), but there’s a caveat: how the product is received.
For example, when it comes to anabolic androgenic steroids, the UK may turn a relatively blind eye to its use by an individual, although legal ramifications may apply if a person is importing or exporting larger amounts with the intent to sell.
When it comes to Clenbuterol, UK laws also allow personal possession and use, but how the product is received can come with some legal ramifications.
For example, in many countries, using general mail delivery services may be illegal.
To be sure, access government websites whenever possible to determine the latest in regard to policies and regulations.
Much of the information regarding legalities of controlled substances, prescription drugs, and anabolic steroids on the Internet are several years old.
One of the best places to access information regarding controlled drugs and drug legislation in the UK is government publications.
One such publication comes from the Home Office (“List of Most Commonly Encountered Drugs Currently Controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Legislation” ) which was published in May 2016.
Clenbuterol UK specifications list it as a substance found under MDA (Misuse of Drugs Act 1971) drugs under Schedule 4 Part 2 of the MDR (Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001).
A number of amendments and inclusions have been regularly updated or added to this list over the years.
The document that specifies dangerous drugs listed under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 can be quite easily accessed on the Internet.
Reading the fine print of the legislation, be aware that the amount of the substance, based on dosage unit as well as concentration, will be looked at in regard to its allowance or the potential for legal ramifications.
As a matter of interest, Clenbuterol, UK regulations should be reviewed to avoid the possibility of arrest for possession, illegal manufacturing, sales, or intent to sell.
It’s doubtful that bodybuilders or athletes want to take the trouble to dig deeply into Clenbuterol, UK regulations, or regulations applying to purchase, sale, or possession of anabolic androgenic steroids. Nevertheless, it’s advised.
Clenbuterol is not an anabolic androgenic steroid.
It’s not a weight-loss drug.
Clenbuterol belongs to a type of drug that has an impact on the sympathetic or autonomic nervous system. More specifically, it’s defined as a sympathomimetic amine. It belongs to the drug class of bronchodilators.
No longer used my humans for the treatment of asthma, it is still found in veterinary environments for the treatment of horses and dogs dealing with lung disorders.
While not an illegal substance per se, it is defined as a controlled substance.
Clenbuterol’s main mechanism of action is as a beta-2 adrenergic receptor. As such, it has the potential to dilate or widen smooth tissue vessels such as those found inside the lungs.
It can also have an influence over blood vessels, so caution should be used in regard to use.
Because of its ability to dilate airways, it can be very effective in the treatment of asthma, which causes spasms that constrict airways and inhibit adequate airflow. Its effect on blood vessels is much the same.
However, if the blood vessels dilate too much, it can cause a decrease in blood pressure, which can result in a life-threatening situation.
Overall, Clenbuterol does not provide significant benefits in regard to increased oxygenation, weight loss, nor muscle building. Other drugs may be more effective and efficient in such regards.
Clenbuterol can have a negative impact on body functions, especially at higher dosages, as is common with illegal and unsupervised use. Some of the most common include:
Other side effects are also associated with use of Clenbuterol. Before considering Clenbuterol UK usage, purchase, or manufacture, know the laws. Even a drug that is considered legal for personal use can bring with it unexpected and undesired side effects.