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What is Sizzurp?

Recently, there’s been some news about a drug, Sizzurp. It’s been linked to the recent hospitalization of rapper, Lil’ Wayne this month. The rapper suffered multiple seizures on Tuesday and was rushed to Los Angeles’s Cedars Sinai Hospital, and then shortly after his release he was found unconscious on the floor of his bedroom and was rushed back to the hospital where he was in a coma. The doctors reported he had high levels of codeine in his system. He has been tweeting from his hospital room.

No one has denied his use of Sizzurp.

So, what is Sizzurp?

It is a prescription-strength, cough syrup-laced drink that is typically made with a sugary fruit-flavored soda (Grape or Orange Soda, or Mountain Dew), and dissolved Jolly Ranchers added for sweetness. If the prescription cough medicine is obtained through the use of a prescription it is not illegal, however selling it IS illegal. Sometimes, not always, people will pour vodka or crushed painkillers in to the mix. The street name is ‘Purple Drink’ because the of the purple hue, with comes from the dyes in the cough syrup.

What are the effects of Sizzurp?

The usual effects of Sizzurp are euphoric elations. Typically motor-skill impairment, drowsiness, hallucinations, changes in vision, nausea, confusion, difficulty breathing, and a feeling of being disconnected from other parts of the users body. It is easy to overdose on this Sizzurp because the Sizzurp-sized helpings often exceed up to 25 times the recommended does. Regular, consistent users of Sizzurp will experience withdrawal symptoms. In heavy usage, death may occur.

What can you do?

If you, or someone you know is using and abusing sizzurp, Call Pat Moore Foundation now, today, at (888) 426-6086. Counselors are available 24-hours every day. If you’d like us to contact you, send a confidential message online by filling out our online form.