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Drug - Relaxa-tabs (Carbromal & Bromvaletone), H.W. Woods Pty. Ltd., Huntingdale, Victoria, circa 1960 Reg. No: SH 850484
- 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.
- Drug is contained in 6 tablets, sealed between cellophane sheets in small cardboard box. Instruction leaflet included. Tablets removed. sheet is cellulose acetate.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||8.40 cm (Height), 5.30 cm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Leaflet only|
|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|
|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.|