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Drug - Relaxa-tabs (Carbromal & Bromvaletone), H.W. Woods Pty. Ltd., Huntingdale, Victoria, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 850484

Summary:
Relaxa-tabs is the trade name for mild sedative and sleeping pill combination of carbromal and bromvaletone, dated circa 1960. Manufactured by H.W. Woods, Pty. Ltd., 10 Clifford Street, Huntingdale, Victoria. Prescribed as a sedative, a physiological effect of the bromide ion on which the drug is based. Also used to induce deep, restful sleep.Dispensed by the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Drug is contained in 6 tablets, sealed between cellophane sheets in small cardboard box. Instruction leaflet included.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.40 cm (Height), 5.30 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Leaflet only

More information

Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric services, pharmaceuticals, medicines, hospitals, psychiatric institutions, medicinals drugs, drugs
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 on box: CAUTION S3/ TO BE USED STRICTLY AS DIRECTED/ KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN/ Relaxa-tabs/ TO RELIEVE/ MENTAL STRESS/ DUE TO WORRY,/ OVER-WORK, ANXIETY,/ OVER-EXCITEMENT,/ AND TO PROMOTE/ SOUND HEALTHY SLEEP./ EACH TABLET CONTAINS. CARBROMAL B.P. 195 MG./ BROMVALETONE 130 MG./ CALC. PHOSP. B.P. 195 MG./ 30 TABLETS

Text on cellophane sheet: RELAXA-TABS/ Each tablet contains/ Carbromal B.P. 195 mg./ Bromvaletone 130 mg./ Calc. Phos. B.P. 195 mg.

Text on leaflet: Relaxa-tabs/ A helpful/ answer to problems/ of mental stress/ and sleeplessness (text continues...)
Manufacturer: H.W. Woods Pty. Ltd., Huntingdale, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1960
Place Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1960
References: Manufacturers leaflet with exhibit.

Comments

Rex Gladding Posted on 20 Feb 2014 10:49 PM
Had this drug a long time ago while visiting AUS from NZ, but some years later was sold as Relaxa Tabs but contained Codeine. It was totally useless after that. Can they do that?

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