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Tin of 500 'Avloclor' anti-malarial tablets, one of ten anti-malarial drug preparations from ICI Ltd. (Pharmaceuticals Division), 1951-1975.

‘Avloclor’ is the brand name for an anti-malarial drug called chloroquine. The drug, made by ICI Ltd, is used to treat and prevent malaria. Although made in England, the drug would have been taken in areas or by people travelling to areas where the disease is prevalent, such as Africa and the Middle East. Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and itching. Despite these, the drug is safe for pregnant women to take.

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Industrial Chemistry
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ferrous alloy and paper
  • drug
  • drug
ICI Ltd. (Pharmaceuticals Division)

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