know your slang: sizzurp

11 Jun

learned about this the other day, then saw it in the EM News mag, thought I’d share:




  • texas tea
  • lean
  • drank
  • purple drank
  • syrup



  • cough syrup containing 
    • codeine
    • promethazine (Phenergan)
  • soda (e.g. sprite or mountain dew)
  • Jolly Rancher or other sweet candy



  • antihistamine, anticholinergic (from promethazine)
  • opiate (codeine)


most common symptoms:

  • tachycardia
  • altered mental status
  • delirium



Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.


References: EMNews article; picture


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