FDA says not to cook chicken in NyQuil

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A recent social media video challenge encourages people to cook chicken in NyQuil or another similar cough and cold medication.. and the FDA, once again, says “don’t do it.”

The challenge sounds unappetizing, 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.

An earlier TikTok challenge urged people to take large doses of Benadryl to try to induce hallucinations.

Read more about the FDA’s warning here: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/recipe-danger-social-media-challenges-involving-medicines


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