know your slang: sizzurp

11 Jun

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

 

SIZZURP

a.k.a.

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

 

ingredients:

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

 

effects:

  • 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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