Two men are rushed to hospital after taking anaesthetic Isoflurane 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
Two men have been hospitalised today after taking drugs stolen from a veterinary practise.
Hampshire Police said one man in his 40s and another in his 50s are thought to 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.
Isoflurane, also known as ‘Iso-Flo’, is used to anaesthetize horses and dogs but can cause a life-threatening reaction if ingested.
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
The first man to be taken to hospital, a man in his 50s from Basingstoke, remains in a serious condition in intensive care.
He was taken to hospital after the Ambulance Service attended a property in Basingstoke Town Centre at around 7.20pm on June 30.
The second man, a man in his 40s from Basingstoke, received medical treatment after being taken to hospital at around midnight last night. He has since been discharged.
Two men, a 36-year-old and a 47-year-old, both from Basingstoke have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and currently remain in custody.
Isoflurane, also known as ‘Iso-Flo’, is used to anaesthetize animals
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.’
If anyone is offered these drugs or has any information about their whereabouts, they are asked to call 101, quoting 44200238349.