The daily educational pearl – 7up

What pharmaceutical agent was an ingredient of the original formulation of 7Up?


7Up was originally named “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda” and contained the mood-stabilising agent lithium citrate.

It was launched 2 weeks before the stock market crash of 1929.

The name was subsequently changed to 7 Up Lithiated Lemon-Lime and then to 7 Up.
The lithium ingredient was removed in 1950.