Actavis Pulls Lean Ingredient ‘Promethazine-Codeine’ From Market?

TMZ is reporting Actavis is stopping production of Promethazine-Codeine, the main ingredient used in “Lean.”

Lean is a drink concoction made of Promethazene-Codeine cough syrup, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy.

It is a popular drink in the Pop industry.

Lean, often called “Sizzurp” or “Purple Drank” has its origins in the South after Houston producer DJ Screw popularized the beverage.

Lean, when induced, provides its user a sedated feeling. Long-term use can have deadly side effects.

DJ Screw was found dead Nov. 16, 2000 in his studio following an overdose from a combination of Lean and drugs. A toxicology report found codeine, Valium and PCP in his system.

In September, Gucci Mane revealed he was battling an addiction to Lean following an infamous Twitter rant. Gucci later professed he would be entering rehab.

Gucci, whose birth name is Radric Davis, apologized to family and fans for his actions, saying he was “embarrassed.”

“Woke up the other day out this hospital bed & I’m so embarrassed & ashamed of my behavior that was brought to my attention. (Cont)

“I just wanna man up right now & take this time to apologize to my family, friends, the industry & most of all my fans. I’m SORRY! (Cont)

“I’ve been drinking lean for 10plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me. I wanna be the first rapper to admit (cont)

I’m addicted to lean & that shit ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse. (Cont)

I’m currently incarcerated but I will be going to rehab because I need help. I wanna thank everyone that has stood by me (cont)

during this difficult time. Please keep me in your prayers. #GUWOP

Lil Wayne suffered complications from long-term lean use of the beverage. He was rushed to the hospital in March after suffering multiple seizures.

Dr. George Fallieras, an emergency room physician and hospitalist at Good Samaritan Hospital, said codeine is an “opiate” and is in the “same family of drugs as heroin and morphine,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Fallieras commented codeine addiction is the same as heroin addiction, only without the needles. This is due to the large amounts of codeine Lean drinkers induce.

He further said it is difficult to overcome Lean addiction and likened codeine withdrawal to the worst flu possible.

“One patient said to me, ‘Imagine the worst flu when you’re shivering, you’re vomiting, you can’t eat, you have diarrhea, every atom in your body hurts, you can’t sleep, you lie on the floor just shivering … and multiply that times a million,’” Fallieras told the Times. “And you know if you can just take the pill or inject yourself with heroin, that it just all goes away.”

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  • Anonymous

    watch these crack heads start going crazy now

  • Greg

    damn lmfao

  • Red

    shit lean gonna be worth alot of money now

  • Anonymous

    That lean really fucked up it got Gucci Mane pregnant

  • she_badd

    lil jay prolly mad right nah. he always talking bout da act ctfu

  • Derrick

    haha when niggas was doin it, nobody gave a fuck. but since everyone found Justin Bieber was doing it and they realized the grave consequences it would have on his white fan base, they pulled it off the shelves.

  • OTF Nana

    They can just switch to heron or oxys if lean goes away. Crush pills up in some Orange Crush, there you go, new drink for summer 2014. Come get some crush at Nana’s crib.

    • Anonymous

      That shit can get you pregnant too?

    • Dats real shyt bro

    • Otf nana Dats real shyt bro

    • Anonymous

      Seriously who needs actavis? You could make your own “super lean” with oxy and anti histamine.

  • Cool guy(instagram=general_juan)(brown disciple)

    Lean can’t kill u kollegekidd u fucking morons dj screw head was on other drugs lean is safer than weed

  • dam…

    ^ it aint the same ive done it before its nasty n the pills sometimes dnt fully dissolve i think the lean games gonna be over if this fo real gonna see niggas just poppin norcos n oxys now straight poppin em no drank no moe…

    • dam…

      was gettin sick of always pickin up those dam styrofoam cups anyway

  • YS

    Y’all muhfuckas fufu, act isn’t the only promethazine/codeine out there, just top of the line, only rich muhfuckas can afford act anyway

  • I’ll kill you

    I never touched lean. But I did pop 80MG oxycontin and 10MG hydrocodone. Pop a couple norcos n a 30MG adderall, get me turnt up.

  • u niggas crazy obvs some nerd gonna try and replace it with a home method

  • jack block


  • lmao actavis is not the only company who makes promethazine codeine their is so many other companys out their so calm down

  • Denysiuk

    pm me for real lean 16oz and 32 oz bottles only. denysiuk75 AT gmail DOT com

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    pain meds, anxiety pills, sex pills, research chemicals and medical weeds. pm me at; denysiuk75 AT gmail DOT com

  • ben

    available in stock i have valium and tramadol conatct [email protected]

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