Cocaine Toothache Drops

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    Nurses, did you know that in the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products like toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics?

    1885 advertisement of cocaine for dental pain in children

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    Cool! Kinda makes sense lol
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    Oh yeah, it was used for a lot of things.. Didn't the early "coke" have coke in it LOL
    timmedico, elprup, Blue Felt Fedora, and 2 others like this.
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    Yep, it did....No wonder people back then were so happy


    when launched, Coca-Cola's two key ingredients were cocaine and caffeine. The cocaine was derived from the coca leaf and the caffeine from kola nut, leading to the name Coca-Cola (the "K" in Kola was replaced with a "C" for marketing purposes).[37][38]
    Coca – cocaine

    Pemberton called for five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup, a significant dose; in 1891, Candler claimed his formula (altered extensively from Pemberton's original) contained only a tenth of this amount. Coca-Cola once contained an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass. In 1903, it was removed.[39]
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    Lol drinking a coke right now...how ironic
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    I remember hearing that. Didn't Merchurochrome actually have mercury in it as well? Or Merthiolate? Amazing the stuff we used to do and lived to tell the tale!
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    Laudanum was opium as was Paregoric...those were the days....
    Fiona59 likes this.
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    My Mama used to tell me about Paregoric...I accused her of making it up! LOL
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    I'm gonna have to talk with those Canadian pharmacies that keep emailing me about this.
    kabfighter likes this.
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    Novacain and the epidural are also synthetic forms of cocaine too.. So it is still used in modern medicine.
    Fiona59 likes this.


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