Pharmacy : Chemicals, Medicines, and Cures From A to M
Object ID Number:
PH244
Object Name:
Cocaine Hydrochloride
Manufactured from:
1920
Manufactured to:
1950
Description / History:
Small early 20th century brown glass bottle labeled Cocaine Hydrochloride, distributed by Merck in Rahway, New Jersey.

Cocaine Hydrocholoride is an alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is often abused.

Common side effects include dizziness, nausea, nervousness, unusual feelings of well–being, or restlessness.
Dimensions:
H–2 Dia–1 inches
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