Alva-Tranquil Tranquilizer


The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: Relaxing sedative for the temporary relief of simple nervousness. Amazingly effective for gently calming jangled nerves. Alva-Tranquil tablets represent a new kind of medication. Available now as a relaxing and calming sedative aid for the relief of anxiety, worry, emotional upset, headache, "Nerves", pressure, mental tension, stress, strain ... due to simple nervousness.

Date Made: ca 1959

Maker: Alva Laboratories

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, ChicagoAssociated Place: United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville

Subject: Nerve & Brain Drugs


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Credit Line: The Fournet Drugstore Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0475.344Catalog Number: 1985.0475.344Accession Number: 1985.0475

Object Name: otc preparationObject Type: Drugs

Physical Description: cardboard (box material)potassium salicylate (drug active ingredients)glass (bottle material)potassium bromide (drug active ingredients)methapyriline hydrochloride (drug active ingredients)Measurements: bottle: 2 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 in; 7.3025 cm x 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cmbox: 4 3/4 in x 3 in x 1 in; 12.065 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_210170

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