YIP Day 10 - Pill Bottle

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    I work in a chemist and this bottle lives in the rear of the pharmacy along with a few other old-fashioned bottles. Odd to think of something from 1987 looking old-fashioned, but here it is. I wish we had some much older examples.

    This particular drug was only last year approved for over-the-counter sales (pharmacy only) - generic name Naproxen, aka Feminax Ultra.

    Seen in Explore - four months after it was posted! Odd.

    Claudecf, Raquella~*, cobalt123, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. flurokitty 64 months ago | reply

      I work at John Bell and Croyden, we have medicine bottles and pharmacy equipment going back hundreds of years. i find stuff like this really fascinating. Some how the way medicine is sold and dispensed now makes it seem trivial.

      I remember bottles like this when medicine was serious stuff.

    2. Auntie P 64 months ago | reply

      Yes it's all a bit bland and plastic now. Glass bottles and typed labels are much more important. I saw some lovely old bottles in the medical room of a coal mine which is now a museum of itself - but they were behind glass and it was a bit dim in there so the photos were rubbish unfortunately. I love all the old designs.

    3. shetha 64 months ago | reply

      Is this the anti-inflammatory? Nonsteroidal? Love brown glass -- I keep a lot of my oils in it so they don't deteriorate as fast...

    4. Auntie P 64 months ago | reply

      Yes it's a NSAID. :-)

    5. Sir Frog 64 months ago | reply

      1987 with a four digit telephone number?!? Not where I come from! Does make for interesting history though.

    6. madalyne53 64 months ago | reply

      It does look much older than 1987!

    7. oceaneyze 64 months ago | reply

      lol, am I the only one that has noticed that the period-pain relief tablets were for a MR. D Bloodworth? Is that a joke? I think it's hilarious even if it's not! - Actually, I just typed in Naprosyn and it comes up with tendinitis and arthritis. Hmmm...

    8. Old Shoe Woman 64 months ago | reply

      I like how the background is white. Good photography.

    9. Leo Reynolds 64 months ago | reply

      Nostalgiatastic. Amber bottles and miniature type on labels.

    10. s0ulsurfing 64 months ago | reply

      fascinating and fantastic, great image, another nice piece of work

    11. Auntie P 64 months ago | reply

      Yes it took a long time for the STD to reach the Isle of Wight - it is only a very small island. I moved here in 1993 and they had 6 digit numbers by then. Of course the labels may not have been changed immediately either - as the six digit numbers would only have had a prefix that everyone would know about. Well noticed though.

      I thought that, but I think I am in denial about how long ago 1987 actually was!

      Lol you are Jay - they are only licenced in this country for sale over the counter for period pains, but are used for all sorts of pain relief. Many products that you can get on prescription are not licenced for all their properties.

      Thanks Judy - I used a piece of white paper as a base and background so it curved with no hard edges. I did have to lighten it though, to remove a few shadows.

      Yes, aren't they lovely? We still use amber bottles (with child-proof lids) for some tablets that we keep loose rather than in blister packs.

      Thank you Jason.

    12. soocee 64 months ago | reply

      We have some fantastic old vessels and chemicals in the cupboards of the school chemistry lab where I work. Your pic has inspired me to try photagraphing them too.

    13. Auntie P 64 months ago | reply

      Sounds great - they make really interesting subjects.

    14. ~Misty~ 43 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for posting this and the accompaying story!

      I love this sort of 'snapshots into the past' as it were and (although I know I can't!) I wish I knew the tale behind the existence of the bottle*

      PS, oceaneyze: I nearly fell over laughing when I noticed the name 'Bloodworth'! ;-D

      * I do hope you understand that last statement, btw! :o)

    15. Smile4Me!Photography 43 months ago | reply

      Very interesting...makes me feel old! I graduated HS and got married in 1987....hope I don't look that ancient! Great shot!

    16. patchworkbunny 42 months ago | reply

      And the name, Mr BLOODworth! love it.

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