Friday, 9 November 2012

Wyamin Capsules

Wyamin Capsules were Shri Nathji’s favorite energy capsules. These vitamin capsules appeared to fill him with extra energy and strength.
“Ek goli khaakar bolo to barri taakat raihti hai,” Shri Nathji would say, “If I take one capsule and then give a lecture I can speak with great strength. There is something in the capsule which is very energizing.” The formulas of the capsule however showed a very weak dose of the Vitamins it contained. There was a time in the 1970’s when Priya Nath had purchased a large number of Wyamin bottles for Shri Nathji. Shri Nathji mostly purchased them from a chemist’s shop “Kemp & Co.” at Connaught Place.
But in the 1980’s the manufacturers had stopped the vitamins as they sold but little. It appeared that they had been meant only for Shri Nathji!
Wyamin Capsules were manufactured by Wyeth Ltd. It was a B.Complex and Multi Vitamins Preparations. It was discontinued in the 1980’s. The company replaced it with a multivitamin capsule by name of Stresscaps.
Wyeth, formerly one of the companies owned by American Home Products Corporation (AHP), was a pharmaceutical company. The company was based in Madison, New Jersey, USA. They were known for manufacturing the over-the-counter (OTC) drugs Robitussin and the analgesic Advil (ibuprofen), as well as the prescription drugs Premarin and Effexor, which both boast over US$3 billion in sales annually. It is also one of the oldest pharmaceutical companies of the world. In 1860, pharmacists John and Frank Wyeth opened a drugstore with a small research lab on Walnut Street in Philadelphia. In 1862, on the suggestion of doctors, they began to manufacture large quantities of commonly ordered medicines.
In 1930, Wyeth purchased Anacin, a product for tension headaches which quickly became the company's flagship product.  In 1941, the US entered World War II, and Wyeth shipped typical wartime drugs such as sulfa bacteriostatics, blood plasma, typhus vaccine, quinine, and atabrine tablets. Wyeth was later rewarded for its contribution to the war effort. During this time, Wyeth launched its penicillin research facility with G. Raymond Rettew. In October 2009 Wyeth was purchased by Pfizer Pharmacies.

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