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Drug - Nardil (Phenelzine), Warner-Lambert, circa 1965 Object Reg. No: SH 850265

Summary:
Nardil is the trade name for the drug Phenelzine, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), used as an anti-depressant and an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). It was stored in the pharmacy of a mental hospital in Victoria, Australia. Made by Warner-Lambert pharmaceutical company. Nardil was indicated for patients who had shown little response to milder treatments for the symptoms of depression or were considered treatment-resistant.
Description:
Drug Nardil (phenelzine sulphate) is in tablet form, contained in small, flat, clear plastic box (sealed) with black and white paper labels showing through transparent top and bottom. Contains 90 tablets (originally 500).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.50 cm (Height), 1.00 cm (Width), 5.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric services, pharmaceuticals, medicines, hospitals, psychiatric institutions, medicinals drugs, drugs, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Text: POISON/ 500 [altered to 90, red ink] 15 mg, Tablets/ Nardil
Manufacturer: Warner, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Circa 1965
Place Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1965
References: Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.

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