Coming down, sipping clean, mixing up promethazine…

I had to look up promethazine after hearing it in trending in hiphop songs over the years and found that it’s the active substance sold as Lergigan in Sweden. It has to be one of our most used drugs here. Every other stressed out yuppie, anxious mom or student with a hard time coping with tight schedules are eating those as candy.

I can’t think of a drug I know more people are using or have used. Stop rapping about our staple food, A$AP!

The most popular type of codeine syrup is promethazine-codeine, a prescription cough syrup. The active ingredients are codeine, a narcotic, and promethazine, an antihistamine. When taken in large quantities, both medications can lead to sedation and altered levels of consciousness. The inclusion of the antihistamine is intended to deter abuse, as doses higher-than-recommended can produce extreme somnolence, clinical weakness, and ultimately, fatal hypoventilation (inadequate breathing to sustain life). In lower doses, the antihistamine targets cold symptoms through reducing both swelling and vasodilation; it also acts to potentiate the opiate codeine.

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