Serenace tablets, High Wycombe, England, 1970-1985

1970-1985 in Chicago
G D Searle and Company Limited

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1x50x1.5mg bottle in box of Serenace tablets (haloperidol), made by G D Searle and Co, Chicago, Illinois, USA, and prepared by G D Searle & Company Limited, High Wycombe, England, 1970-1985

‘Serenace’ is a brand name for haloperidol. This antipsychotic drug treats disorders such as schizophrenia and acute psychotic states. This bottle contains 50 1.5mg tablets and was made by American manufacturer G. D. Searle and Company. Antipsychotic drugs were introduced in the 1950s. They increase or decrease chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters which regulate things such as sleep, moods and emotions.

Controversially, haloperidol has also been used as a means of interrogation by various regimes worldwide. The US administration uses it to sedate illegal aliens being deported.


Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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Donated by A M Christopher

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