Grandpa contains a combination of paracetamol, aspirin (both painkillers) and caffeine, which, loaded with extra caffeine from Coke gives the user a mildly euphoric feeling and a "lift".
"Dependency on Grandpa is very dangerous," says Ane Carelson, social worker and marketing manager for Elim Clinic, a drug rehabilitation centre in Kempton Park.
"An overdose of paracetamol causes a lot of damage to the liver and kidneys. You can develop ulcers.
"Some people are taking 10, maybe 15 a day, which can be lethal."
68 mths ago