There is no different in the color of the medications. The reason the colors are different is because of the "inactive ingredients" being used with the medication and different manufacturers make the drugs and want them to be a different color to distinguish difference with other companies.
I have now, a clear- which ingredients are guaifenesin and codein.
The guaifensin is a decongestant (I'm pretty sure)
And a purple which is promethazine (an allergy medication) and codein.
Not sure about the red tho- I'm trying to find out which is actually how I came across this post...
Actavist - purple
Hi-tech - yellow
Reddish-orange - rite-aid the orange bottle
Actavist and Hi-tech will get you slammed rite-aid will do the same it's weaker but you have to drink more to get the same type of "high". They are all downers due to the allergy medicine aka Promethazine is a drowsy allergy medicine. Actavist and Hi-tech are a lot more expensive than the rite-aid. Your looking at sometimes 400$ depending on where you are located.
Purple - actavist
Red - high tec
Light purple - qualitest or MFG
Green - caraco
These are the commonly abused ones because they have codiene the main drug that provides the euphoria.
These just sedate you because they only have promethazene ( without codiene )
- all yellow
- green qualitest
- Codeine / Promethazine Information for Consumers
- Codeine / Promethazine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Codeine / Promethazine (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 14 Jun 2012 • 4 answers
Posted 12 Aug 2013 • 2 answers
Posted 29 Apr 2016 • 1 answer
Posted 14 Apr 2017 • 0 answers
Codeine/Promethazine - Is it true that this cough syrup should not be prescribed to patients over 65
Posted 30 Apr 2017 • 1 answer