Cocaine Tooth Drops

Coca wine (above) combined wine with cocaine to produce cocaethylene which ingested is nearly as powerful a stimulant as cocaine.

Mrs Winslow’s Soothing Syrup (above) contained 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce.

NB: Since we originally posted the image above, Aaron Howe has pointed out that it is a fake which he created.
Apart from the last line, Aaron’s fake is very similar to actual vintage asthma cigrette packaging, such a the one below:


Cosadein (above) contained codeine, chloroform and cannabis.

Biphetamine (above) combined two amphetamines.

Butisol (above) was the brand name for Butabarbital.

Noradin (above) was the brand name for methamphetamine.

Dexedrine (above) was the brand name for dextroamphetamine.

Quaalude-300 (above) was the brand name for the now-illegal sedative methaqualone.

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5 comments to Cocaine Tooth Drops

  • K

    That “Dr Batty’s” one looks to be fake.

  • Estelle

    The guy who says he designed it in the comments here - http://www.barelyadraft.com/2008/10/breaking-news-cigarettes-cures-asthma-foul-breathwtf-cough-and-more-if-youre-delusional-or-lived-in-the-18-hundreds/

  • Chris

    He also misspells “Canker Sores” as “Canker Sours”(which sounds like a gross tasting candy)

  • citybold

    My mom took Dexadrine in the ’60s and wished she could still get it until her dying day, this past January.

  • Janna

    Dexedrine is still available, as a prescription medication, to treat ADHD.

    I’ve taken it (both short-acting and the Spansule), and it worked very well to help my symptoms. It is also an appetite suppressant, as are most stimulant medications.

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