Support Alert

Public Health England: Deaths linked to consumption of DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol)

01 Oct 2015

Public health England (PHE’s) National Poison Information Service (NPIS) have issued an alert to raise awareness of possible toxicity from using DNP as a slimming aid or by body builders.  Pharmacists encountering individuals suspected of consuming this substance should inform them of the dangers and advise them to discontinue use immediately.  Where patients have symptoms suggesting toxicity they should be referred to hospital for assessment and observation.

See the alert for further details including advice on clinical management of DNP toxicity.