FDA warns against stupid social media trend of cooking chicken in NyQuil

20 September, 2022
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FDA warns against stupid social media trend of cooking chicken in NyQuil

Following in the footsteps of several very stupid and dangerous social media trends from over the years, a new one might just take the cake -- or the chicken.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a government agency that surely have better things to do, issued a warning about social media challenges involving medicines circulating, specifically on TikTok.

One recent trend is a video challenge that encourages people to cook chicken in NyQuil, or another similar cough and cold medicine.

“The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is. But it could also be very unsafe. Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways. 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. It could also hurt your lungs. Put simply: Someone could take a dangerously high amount of the cough and cold medicine without even realizing it,” the FDA was forced to say in a real news release.


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