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 Post subject: If eyedrops get into ones drink
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:24 am 
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VIDALIA, La. -- A Louisiana high school student has been accused of poisoning his teacher with eye drops.

Authorities in Vidalia said the teacher was hospitalized with "severe intestinal distress" after the 16-year-old spiked her soft drink with eye drops. She was treated and released.

Investigators said they think the boy put about three-quarters of a bottle of eye drops into the teacher's drink May 5.

The school superintendent said the student had made poisoning threats before the incident. The official said the teen was seeking revenge for another student who had been suspended by the teacher.

The student has denied spiking the drink.

The main ingredient in eye drops, tetrahydrozoline, is sometimes thought to cause diarrhea. That is not true, said the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

According to the organization, symptoms can include difficulty breathing, severe nausea, vomiting and can also cause seizures and leave those poisoned in a coma.


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 Post subject: How toxic can eyedrops be?
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:46 am 
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We put drops in our eyes, and our eyes are highly vascular. There's really a limit to how toxic eye drops can be. Interesting story, though. In my younger days, stories like this were always about Ex-lax laxative.

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