Since the 1960s, Purple Drank has had a troubled past and present, inspiring drug abuse along with new songs far too frequently. As the mix becomes more well-known, a large number of young people seek it out because many of today’s top rap artists have glamorized it. Numerous monikers for The Purple Drink can be heard in numerous current rap songs. Lean, Drank, Grape, Muddy, Double Cups, Syrup, Sizzurp, Pour Up, Purple, Actavis, and Codeine are a few of the most popular names.
Why is Purple Drink purple?
Because Purple Drank’s primary active ingredient is a Codeine Promethazine cough syrup, similar to Actavis, people occasionally refer to it as Actavis or Codeine. A lemon-lime soda, such as Mountain Dew or Sprite, is combined with cough syrup, usually with ice. Jolly Ranchers are occasionally added for flavor and color.
Although one of the less potent opioids available, codeine is a mild opioid that belongs to the same family as hydrocodone and oxycodone. Codeine is an addictive drug and a depressant of the central nervous system (CNS), just like all opiates. It produces feelings of euphoria, relaxation, or exhaustion that can occasionally resemble intoxication. Promethazine is a sedative antihistamine that is frequently prescribed by doctors to treat nausea. Being a CNS depressant, it has a calming effect and makes people drowsy.
Promethazine is a sedative antihistamine that is frequently prescribed by doctors to relieve nausea. As a CNS depressant, it has a relaxing effect and makes people drowsy. Promethazine and codeine can make someone extremely drunk if taken together and in excess. People frequently lean to the side as a result, giving rise to the moniker “Lean” for this drug combination. Like all drugs that depress the central nervous system, purple drink overdose can be quite dangerous. Purple Drank has the potential to stop the heart and lungs in large doses.