Ephedrine and Caffeine, Formula A, 2cc

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For use increasing blood pressure, relaxing bronchial muscles and intestinal spasms, stimulating and subsequently depressing the heart, relief of manifestations of allergy, cerebral stimulation, conservation and sometimes restoration of muscular function, prophylactic against hypotension in spinal anesthesia [De Re Medicina, Eli Lilly and Company, 1938]
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Object Name
date made
ca 1932
Eli Lilly and Company
Physical Description
paper (packaging material)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
Ephedrine Sulphate, 0.025 Gm. 3/8 gr. (drug active ingredients)
Caffeine Sodio-benzoate, 0.5 Gm. 7 1/2 grs. (drug active ingredients)
ampoule: 2 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 6.35 cm x .9525 cm
wrapper: 2 7/8 in x 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 1.27 cm
place made
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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