Alka Seltzer

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Upset stomach, acid indigestion, heartburn, headache, neuralgia, sore, stiff, aching muscles. Colds -- for general discomforts, headache. Simple sore throat -- gargle. Too much to eat or drink -- especially effective taken before bed and again on rising.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1950s
Reid Drugstore
Miles Laboratories
Physical Description
aspirin (drug active ingredients)
mono-calcium phosphate (drug active ingredients)
sodium bicarbonate (drug active ingredients)
citric acid (drug active ingredients)
sodium acetylsalicylate (drug active ingredients)
calcium-sodium phosphates (drug active ingredients)
sodium bicarbonate (drug active ingredients)
sodium citrate (drug active ingredients)
box: 1 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 4.1275 cm x 8.255 cm x 3.81 cm
bottle: 2 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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