Glass 100ml bottle in box of Valium 2 syrup (diazepam)

Made:
1974-1982 in Europe and Welwyn Garden City
maker:
Roche
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Glass 100ml bottle in box of Valium 2 syrup (diazepam)
Science Museum Group Collection
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Glass 100ml bottle in box of Valium 2 syrup (diazepam)
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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Reproduced courtesy of The Roche Historical Archive. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Glass 100ml bottle in box of Valium 2 syrup (diazepam), in original carton. Bottle: 120 mm x 40 mm diameter, 255 g. Produced by Roche, English, expires 1983.

Disorders such as anxiety and severe agitation are treated using ‘Valium’. It is the brand name for diazepam, a sedative drug. It also treats psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder, and controls convulsions. Valium was first prescribed in 1963 and is still dispensed today. The drug became known as ‘mother’s little helper’ in the 1960s and 1970s due to the large numbers of women taking it. Valium became hugely popular and remains the bestselling pharmaceutical in history, as of 2010.

This bottle contains 100ml of Valium syrup. It is seen on the left. A smaller drop bottle of Valium (1989-168/5) is on the right. Both were manufactured by pharmaceutical company Roche, specifically for the French market.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1986-1248/537
Materials:
complete, metal, glass, diazepam and card
Measurements:
bottle: 120 mm 40 mm, 255g
type:
bottle and diazepam
credit:
Donated by A M Christopher