Alka Seltzer

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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
date made
ca 1950s
Reid Drugstore
Miles Laboratories
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
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
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History