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FDA Warns TikTok’s Nyquil Chicken Challenge Is Dangerous

Sept. 21, 2022, 9:11 PM

US health regulators are warning about the dangers of a new TikTok challenge that has teens cooking chicken with the cold medication NyQuil.

The so-called “sleepy chicken” trend involves cooking chicken breasts, marinated in NyQuil, in a pan. Nyquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine, and boiling medication can change the concentration and properties of the ingredients, the FDA warned.

“Even if you don’t eat the chicken, inhaling the medication’s vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body,” the statement explains.

The trend is the latest example of how the power of social media can influence people to eat unsafe products, following ...