Decholin with Belladonna

Decholin with Belladonna

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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 " 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.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Date made
ca. 1955
Ames Company
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
dehydrocholic acid 0.25 gm (overall active ingredients)
extract of belladonna 0.01 gm (overall active ingredients)
overall: 18 cm x 8.5 cm x.4 cm; 7 1/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 3/16 in
overall, folded: 3 3/8 in x 7 in x 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 17.78 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. James Harvey Young
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National Museum of American History
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