I have had stomach problems since I was a kid. When I was a kid I used to have many stomach problems with some dizziness and was prescribed this green clear liquid for what my Mother was told was for "nervous stomach" . It worked wonders. No one knows what it might have been. Thanks.
It could be a number of things. Belladonna is a good suspect. It could also have been Paragoric. My mother used to give me Paragoric for stomach aches when I was a kid (I was born in 66 so we are talking late 60's to 70's). I remember it tasted so nasty!!! She used to put it in orange juice so I have no idea what the color was and it was nasty bitter so that it ruined me on orange juice for many years! lol But man, if you had a bad bellyache, it took the pain right away! I used to get really bad gripey stomachaches from nerves and illness when I was little. Hyoscyamine sulfate is another possibility-.it is one of the principal anticholinergic/antispasmodic components of belladonna alkaloids. It is used to relax muscles in the digestive tract. Donnatol elixir has hyoscyamine, phenobarbitol and scopalamine and could be a possibility as well. It would be hard to find out unless you could get access to old records but I doubt any records that old could be found.
If you know of an older pediatrician, you might be able to find out. Maybe Chuck 1957 will know as he is a retired pharmacy tech?
Okay about that time period the only thing i can think of in liquid would be couple come to mind not sure if still avalible but Donnatol liquid not even sure if its made anymore ask a pharmacy first the other that they might have would be Bentyl liquid this is still on the market and helps slow down stomach muscles of a nervous stomach, And also there is a chance it was something we made up
don't know how old you were than but they also had phenobarbital liquid and the last i remember it was green real tough this is all memory ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;as your doctor about these and see what with your symptoms are comfortable to prescribe..Chuck1957 retired pharmacy technician Cpht oregon.
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I am so grateful I've come across your question. I've had the same question for 35+ years! Was a really sickly girl with stomach ailments galore. Had persistent nausea and vomiting as a child due to what was called a nervous stomach and anxiety. The doctor prescribed a green, liquid medicine that would instantly make me feel better. My grandmother would always rely on it when I was ill. I don't remember it having a bitter taste. I've tried for years to find out what this was to no avail. Anybody have any ideas?
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