Ten anti-malaria tablets, England, 1957-1975
Ten tablets of 'Lapudrine' in blister pack, one of ten anti-malarial drug preparations from ICI Ltd. (Pharmaceuticals Division), 1951-1975.
‘Lapudrine’ is a brand name for a drug called Chlorproguanil. 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. Lapudrine is now used with another drug called Dapsone to form an effective oral treatment for acute attacks of malaria.