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FDA Warns Against Deadly TikTok Trend ‘NyQuil Chicken Challenge’

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning social media users against the challenge that involves cooking chicken with NyQuil.
  • As part of the viral trend “NyQuil Chicken Challenge,” social media users are covering their chicken with the over-the-counter liquid medication that is used to treat the flu, colds, and allergies.
  • “Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways,” the FDA explained in a warning. If the medication’s vapors are inhaled while cooking, a large quantity of drugs can enter an individual’s body, the agency added.

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