Decholin with Belladonna

Description:

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: in functional constipation: corrects constipation naturally- true hydrocholeresis produces "...a marked increase both in volume and fluidity of the bile" which is ".. the normal laxative of the digestive tract." Makes elimination easier- overcomes "a tendency to hard, firm stools..." Avoids catharsis- "none of the patients complained of abdominal cramping..." Helps regain normal bowel habits- majority of patients are "...able to decrease the dosage...within a short time..." and some to "...discontinue the drug altogether." relieves related G.I. distress- Decholin/Belladonna provides relief of flatulence, nausea, bloating, belching, and indigestion- common in constipated patients.

Date Made: ca. 1955

Maker: Ames Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Elkhart

Subject: Laxatives

Subject:

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Balm of America

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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0711.67Catalog Number: 1989.0711.67Accession Number: 1989.0711

Object Name: Pharmaceuticalotc preparation

Physical Description: dehydrocholic acid 0.25 gm (overall active ingredients)extract of belladonna 0.01 gm (overall active ingredients)Measurements: overall: 18 cm x 8.5 cm x .4 cm; 7 1/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 3/16 inoverall, folded: 3 3/8 in x 7 in x 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 17.78 cm x .9525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-709d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_748966

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