Rappers Offering $100,000 for Cough Syrup

According to gossip tabloid TMZ, rappers are offering up to $100,000 for bottles of Promethazine and Codeine cough syrup, otherwise known as Phenergan-Codeine (with a prescription) or “Sizzurp” and Purple Drank on the streets.

Actavis, the makers of Phenergan-Codeine cough syrup, are fed up with rappers and wannabes like Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber abusing their product for cheap highs.

Lil Wayne was sidelined last year with seizures — a known side effect of Codeine abuse.

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Lil Wayne Epileptic

Rapper Lil Wayne is attempting to deflect rumors of his alleged drug use by claiming to be an epileptic. Epilepsy can be an acute (new) or chronic (longstanding) disruption of signals in the brain that results in controlled or uncontrolled convulsions (seizure activity).

In an interview with LA’s Power 106 on Thursday, Wayne, 30, said epilepsy is the reason behind his multiple hospitalizations — not his reported addiction to Promethazine/Codeine prescription cough syrup (aka Sizzurp or Purple Drank), which can also cause epileptic seizures.

Promethazine/Codeine is not prescribed for epilepsy.

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