Cough Syrup

Slang: Syrup, Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Purp

Drinking prescription-strength cough syrup mixed with soda is becoming more popular among today’s youth. The codeine in the cough syrup can produce feelings of relaxation and euphoria if consumed in sufficient quantities. However, its abuse has a high risk of fatal overdose in which the heart or lungs are slowed or stopped.



NIDA Teens Section on Cough and Cold Medicine (DXM and Codeine Syrup)

Sippin’ Cough Syrup: Story of Teen Abuse of Cough and Cold Medicine