Carton for Amoxil syrup (amoxicillin), England, 1976

Made:
1976 in Brentford
maker:
Beecham Research Laboratories Limited

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Box for 250mg Amoxil ® syrup (100mg amoxycillin), c. 1976. Amoxil is a brand name for an antibiotic from amoxicillin,
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Box for 250mg Amoxil ® syrup (100mg amoxycillin), c. 1976

Amoxil is a brand name for an antibiotic from amoxicillin, a semi-synthetic penicillin. Amoxicillin was introduced by Beecham Research Laboratories Ltd (now part of GlaxoSmithKline) in 1972. It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections, especially those of the chest, ear, and bladder, and can be used in the treatment of gonorrhoea. It can also be taken orally with food. This carton is for a syrup-based version of amoxicillin, especially designed for children and those who cannot swallow tablets easily, and is still available on the market today.

Details

Category:
Biotechnology
Object Number:
1977-287 Pt22
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 150 x 50 x 50 mm
type:
carton
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • penicillin
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Beecham Pharmaceuticals

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