SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Davis Police are warning parents about an over-the-counter cold medicine that’s been used recreationally by area teens.
The Sacramento Bee reports Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold is also referred to as Triple C and can cause a hallucinogenic high when taken well above the recommended dose. People who abuse it risk injury and negative health effects including nausea and loss of consciousness.READ MORE: Despite Fines, Pleasant Hill In-N-Out Remains Defiant Over Customer Vaccine Verifications
Police recently contacted several middle-school-age students who used the drug and say one of them required medical attention. Authorities say they suspect teens are stealing the medicine, which can be taken in pill or liquid form.READ MORE: Mariposa Sheriff To Announce What Killed Family On Hike In Sierra National Forest
Information cited by Davis Police from the National Drug Intelligence Center says the drug is safe when taken in recommended doses.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Judge Denies Bail for Los Gatos Mom Accused of Hosting Drunken Teen Sex Parties
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