Man in hospital after taking anaesthetic for animals stolen from vets

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

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