Feb, 14
Sheila Goertemoeller, PharmD, D.ABAT

About the Author Sheila Goertemoeller, PharmD, D.ABAT

Sheila Goertemoeller, PharmD, CSPI, ICPS Certified, is a pharmacist with over 18 years of experience on the Drug and Poison Information Center Hotline at Cincinnati Children's, and is an Internationally Certified (Drug Abuse) Prevention Specialist by examination (Ohio Chemical Dependency Board). In addition, she is a research study coordinator and authors Drugscopes and DPICtions quarterly newsletters.


  1. Great job Sheila!
    It is so scary for kids growing up today and for our future. They could think they are drinking kool-aid and it could be sizzurp. Parents need to really wake up and think before they allow children, teens, spouses to parties, sleepovers, or any event. Life is challenging enough with all the other stressors. Pray.

    Ivy - February 5, 2014 at 10:14 pm Reply
  2. My 17 yo son OD’ed on this a few weeks ago–he also smoked mj. His mental state was altered for 4 days.

    T. T. - February 6, 2014 at 9:12 pm Reply
  3. “sizzurp”? that’s a novelty, joke drug. pay less attention to what’s on MTV and more to what’s actually happening in Greater Cincinnati. learn the word “30s.” your kids know what the real opiates are; you should too. codeine has a relatively low abuse potential — though can make for quite the gateway drug — and promethazine is just an antihistamine with effects comparable to benadryl.

    Eric - February 26, 2014 at 10:16 am Reply
    1. Hi Eric – Opiate abuse is absolutely a problem and yes, parents should be aware of that as well, but that doesn’t mean that sizzurp isn’t still potentially dangerous, especially for someone who may unsuspectingly consume it.

      Kate Setter - March 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm Reply

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