Actavis cough syrup discontinuation could increase street value of ‘Lean’


In the upcoming months, there will be a shortage of “Drank” and “Lean” on the streets. According to reports, the pharmaceutical company Actavis has decided to cease production of their Promethazine Codeine cough syrup.

The company has pulled the product because of the recreational use that has become prominent.

The syrup is often used by rappers and young adults who mix it with Sprite or other another soda to form what is called “Drank,” “Sizzurp” or “Lean.” The drug use originated in Houston during the late ’80s.

Rappers such Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Drake and others have recently rapped about using Drank.

Actavis syrup retailed at $800 per bottle. But now that the product is off the market, prices could reach $30,000 or more for a case.

Some of the side effects of indulging in Drank include constipation, weight gain, seizures, kidney failure, low blood pressure and problems urinating.

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