Monday, July 1, 2024

Question: What popular soda once contained prescription mood stabilizers?

Answer: 7-Up, when it launched in 1929, was orginally named “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda,” and it included lithium citrate in its formula. Lithium citrate, a mood-stabilizing drug popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is still used sometimes for people with bipolar disorder. It stayed in 7-Up until 1950, when new research uncovered potentially dangerous side effects.