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Promethazine Codeine Taken Off The Market Because Of Sizzurp Abuse


This is bad news for anyone with a sizzurp aka lean problem (we’re looking at you, Soulja Boy and Chief Keef). Actavis has taken it powerful Promethazine Codeine cough syrup, the main ingredient in lean, off the market. 

Reports TMZ:

A rep for Actavis — famous for the highly-refined cough syrup — tells TMZ, “Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product.”

As we reported, Bieber loves the stuff … as does Soulja Boy, who regularly posts pictures of Actavis bottles on his Instagram.

The Actavis rep adds, “This attention has glamorized the unlawful and dangerous use of the product, which is contrary to its approved indication.”

Before Actavis pulled the plug on the product, the street value of a pint bottle hovered around $800 — but sources familiar with the market tell TMZ, rappers are now offering insane sums to buy up whatever’s left. We’re told one prominent rapper has already offered his dealer up to $100,000 to get whatever he can.

Can we blame Justin Bieber? Considering how long lean has been a thing, seems like the powers that be didn’t care too much when it was just rappers and fiends using the stuff.


Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Comment Comments: 7 Tags Tags: lean, codeine, sizzurp

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  • KTE

    No one cared about the way drugs were being used and abused, over the counter and otherwise, until the face of addiction became Justin Beiber and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I am an mental health/addiction counselor and read a lot of information about new drugs that are being made and abused and all the faces I see in print and media are young white kids that attend prominent schools in affluent neighborhoods…it is sickening!

    • G G8R

      I agree

    • IThinkYouAREStupid

      Are you stupid?

  • G G8R

    Yea its messed up people only get concerned when white America is affected. I’m from Houston so drank is nothing new. But them pulling all the product is only gonna lead to bigger things. People are really addicted and the next close high is heroin. Speaking of which, New Orleans people been doing BOY. But when the public knew it was in Hollywood and white America it was time to “step in”

  • Leanleanlean

    Honestly it doesn’t matter if actavis is going to stop producing it because there are multiple companies that produce the same exact product. Actavis was just the brand of choice. I know of atleast 4 more companies that produce the same exact product.

    • YoungWork

      There is a reason Actavis was #1. It tastes better and has the strongest buzz. I have tried a couple of the non-actavis brands and it doesn’t even compare.

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