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Conn Med. 2006 Jan;70(1):5-11.

Clenbuterol-contaminated heroin: cardiovascular and metabolic effects. A case series and review.

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  • 1St Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, USA.

Abstract

We report a series of six cases, admitted over a single weekend, following nasal inhalation of street drugs and exhibiting markedly atypical presentations. Clenbuterol, a beta2 adrenoceptor agonist, was identified as a contaminant. Increased awareness of the effects of specific adulterants is essential to the adequate management of these patients.

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