NyQuil chicken challenge : What is the sleepy chicken TikTok trend?


NyQuil Chicken Challenge — The Food and Drug Administration has issued an update advising consumers that cooking chicken in NyQuil is dangerous.

The FDA is warning TikTokers who are jumping on the latest craze to beware because NyQuil-marinated chicken is a dangerous thing.

Nyquil Chicken Challenge. Or Sleepy Chicken Challenge is the most recent in a long line of dangerous trends such as the tide pod challenge and the Benadryl challenge.

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NyQuil Chicken Challenge FDA warning

What is the Sleepy Chicken TikTok trend?


The Sleepy Chicken Challenge, better known as the Nyquil Chicken Challenge, is a dangerous and possibly deadly trend that has gained in popularity on TikTok.

This trend tells viewers to use over-the-counter drugs to cook the chicken.

The mixture of drugs includes acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamineover which are all found in NyQuil.

The video directs individuals to coat the chicken in a dangerous concoction before cooking and consuming it.

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Cooking chicken or any other food using drugs such as the ingredients in NyQuil can have detrimental effects on the body.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), even if the individual does not consume the food, even ingesting the fumes can harm the individual’s lungs.

The NyQuil Chicken Challenge is not recommended and for safety purposes, the directions will not be provided.

NyQuil Chicken Challenge FDA warning

The FDA issued a warning on September 20, 2022, regarding the extreme dangers of cooking with medicine and any other over-the-counter drug.

The FDA warning stated: “One social media trend relying on peer pressure is online video clips of people misusing nonprescription medications and encouraging viewers to do so too.

“These video challenges, which often target youths, can harm people — and even cause death.”

The FDA added: “By cooking with the medication, the individual is boiling it down, causing it to become 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.”

The FDA said in a statement: “The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing – and it is.

“Put simply: Someone could take a dangerously high amount of the cough and cold medicine without even realizing it.”

The FDA released a public announcement after reports surfaced of teenagers being rushed to the emergency room or dying after attempting the challenge.

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