Sample pack of Tofranil capsules to treat depression, England, 1970-1977

Made:
1970-1977 in Manchester
maker:
Geigy (UK) Limited

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Sample pack of Tofranil capsules, by Geigy(U.K.) Ltd., English, 1970-1977. Black background.
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Sample pack of Tofranil capsules, by Geigy (U.K.) Ltd., English, 1970-1977

‘Tofranil’ is the trade name for one of the most successful anti-depressant drugs to come on to the market. It was launched in 1958 in Switzerland and in the USA in 1959. Made by the pharmaceutical company Geigy, the drug is used to stimulate the mind of a person experiencing clinical depression. The potential side effects of the drug are blurred vision, constipation, sweating and a dry mouth. Tofranil is still prescribed today by physicians.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A627500
Materials:
paper and plastic
type:
carton
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drug

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