Common tablet and topical medicines kept in Dr. Archdekin’s medical bag

Propranolol Tablets

These pills were developed by Sir James Black, patented in 1962 and approved for medical use in 1964. Propranolol is still used today to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and shaking. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches and chest pain. Propranolol blocks the action of catecholamines, which cause the body to physically respond to stress. By blocking the catecholamines, propranolol inhibits physical “fight or flight” responses. This medication was the first blocker effectively used in the treatment of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.

Beben Gel

17-benzoate topical steroid. Corticosteroid. Betamethasone topical is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema

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100 Joseph Street, Port Carling
In James Bartleman Island Park, between the locks


July & August:
Wed. to Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring & Fall:
Wed. to Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Open Victoria Day to Thanksgiving; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays; Closed most holidays



100 Joseph Street
Box 432 
Port Carling ONP0B 1J0