Man in his 40s is seriously ill in hospital after taking anaesthetic meant for animals following theft of drugs from vet clinic
- A man in his 40s is in a serious condition after taking veterinary drugs
- Drugs stolen included Isoflurane which can cause a life-threatening reaction
- The medication was taken from a clinic in Basingstoke, Hants, earlier this week
A man in his 40s is in a serious condition after taking drugs intended for animals, police believe.
Hampshire Police said the man may have taken medication which had been stolen from a vet clinic earlier this week.
GP Vets practice on Worting Road in Basingstoke was raided overnight on Tuesday, June 30, with thieves stealing a large quantity of drugs including Isoflurane, which can cause a life-threatening reaction.
Drugs taken included Isoflurane which can cause a life-threatening reaction
Drugs were taken from a clinic in Worting Road, Basingstoke, between the evening of June 29 and morning of June 30
Isoflurane, also known as ‘Iso-Flo’, is used to anaesthetize horses and dogs.
The man was taken to hospital on Tuesday evening after the ambulance service was called to an address in Basingstoke town centre.
Officers said: ‘We are reiterating the warning that taking medications which are not prescribed for you and are not intended for human use, can have a significant and serious effect on health.’
Isoflurane, also known as ‘Iso-Flo’, is used to anaesthetize animals