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SPECIAL REPORT Codeine cough syrup addiction a growing

8/18/2014
04:22 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Codeine cough syrup abuse
SPECIAL REPORT Codeine cough syrup addiction a growing

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Drug Addiction Being Aware of Codeine Abuse

6/17/2014
02:04 | Author: Emily Peterson

Codeine cough syrup abuse
Drug Addiction Being Aware of Codeine Abuse

Though cough syrups are not thought of as dangerous or addictive, the codeine contained in some of them is a narcotic with plenty of addiction.

During the cold and flu season it may not be unusual to receive a prescription for a cough suppressant containing codeine. Though cough syrups are not thought of as dangerous or addictive, the codeine contained in some of them is a narcotic with plenty of addiction potential, so parents and patients should beware. Codeine is a prescription-strength painkiller that is often combined with drugs such as Tylenol to heighten its pain-buffering effects.

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Codeine abuse on the rise, regulation can work to curb misuse

4/16/2014
12:06 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

Codeine cough syrup abuse
Codeine abuse on the rise, regulation can work to curb misuse

Over the past few months, recreational use of codeine cough syrup has captured national headlines as abuse of the combination cough.

David Ferguson, Ph.D., a pharmacology and drugs of abuse expert from the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy is surprised to see the drug making headlines again.

Interested in learning more? Learn what Ferguson has to say about the related topic why synthetic drugs are so hard to legislate.

“The good news for parents and care providers is that most abuse and misuse of this kind by teens runs its course and as we crack down on the use and move medicine behind the counter or require IDs,” said Ferguson.

Ingredients for a codeine/promethazine cocktail popularized by the rap industry as “sizzurp,” “lean” and “purple drank” were reportedly found during a police search of the star’s home in late January.

“Kids used to drink mouthwash to get high; now they’ve moved to cough syrup,” said Ferguson.

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Abnormal White Matter Integrity in Chronic Users of Codeine

2/15/2014
02:28 | Author: Alex Watson

Codeine cough syrup abuse
Abnormal White Matter Integrity in Chronic Users of Codeine

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Codeine-containing cough syrups have become one of the most popular drugs of abuse in young people in.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty chronic codeine-containing syrup users and 30 matched controls were evaluated. Diffusion tensor imaging was performed by using a single-shot spin-echo-planar sequence. Whole-brain voxelwise analysis of fractional anisotropy was performed by using tract-based spatial statistics to localize abnormal WM regions. The Barratt Impulsiveness Scale 11 was surveyed to assess participants’ impulsivity. Volume-of-interest analysis was used to detect changes of diffusivity indices in regions with fractional anisotropy abnormalities.

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What Is Sizzurp? Signs Of Cough Syrup Abuse In Teens

10/24/2014
06:30 | Author: Alex Watson

Codeine cough syrup abuse
What Is Sizzurp? Signs Of Cough Syrup Abuse In Teens

The cough syrup-related drug has become popular among Abuse of DXM and other codeine-related products can result in a wide variety of.

Should parents be more mindful about what is in their medicine cabinets?

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When this emerging drug craze was taking off, abusers drank large quantities of OTC medicines resulting in extreme bouts of euphoria and even hallucinations. Now users are finding gel and liquid tablets to have more concentrated doses of the drug. They are also easier to consume than the unpleasantly thick cough syrup.

But the combination of promethazine-codeine is a prescription cough suppressant, so how are kids getting their hands on it?

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the active ingredient in most over-the-counter (OTC) cough syrups such as NyQuil, Robitussin and Theraflu.

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