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What is that capsule which is used to regain consciousness through smell?

I’ve seen it used, some sort of a drug within a capsule that paramedics use sometimes to help one regain a state of consciousness. They snap the tab or capsule hold it under their nose and the fumes awaken the person. What is it exactly and what is it called?

Thanks for any and all help in advance!
Thank you all, you helped very much. If I could choose all your answers I would. Thank you everyone again.

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I’m supporting AJs answer. We call them ammonia inhalants. We never refer to them as smelling salts.

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DEVENDRA PRATAP

i am not sure about the capsule but camphora in any form given for smell brings back consciousness.

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Smelling Salts, also called Ammonia Inhalants or when in water solution Aromatic Spirits of Ammonia. Contents: Ammonia 15%, Isopropyl alcohol 20%.

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Are you referring to Smelling salts? If so Smelling salts are a combination of ammonium carbonate and perfume. They were traditionally used to revive people from faints but nowdays some athletes use them before competition as a pick-me-up, or coaches may use smelling salts to revive an athlete who has been injured. The base of smelling salts is ammonium carbonate, and different salt compounds. When ammonium carbonate is mixed with water, in the case of “aromatic spirits of ammonia,” or perfume (which is why the paramedics snap the little tab before putting it under a patients nose to mix the… Read more »

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‘Smelling Salts’

The usual active compound is ammonium carbonate, a colorless-to-white, crystalline solid ((NH4)2CO3·H2O).

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It’s called smelling salts