Another day, another TikTok trend that will likely cost you a hospital stay if you are absurd enough to try it.
TikTokers are now using NyQuil as a chicken marinade in viral videos sweeping the platform. As the trend garners more attention, more young social media users are trying their hand at it. In each clip, users are seen with raw chicken in a pan covered in the blue liquid. Though there are no reports of people actually eating the disgusting recipe, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about the dangers of heating up the syrup.
As stated in their warning, the FDA explained that boiling medicine tends to make it more concentrated, which can change its properties. Therefore, inhaling the NyQuil vapors while it’s heated can cause harm to the lungs. Extremely high levels of the cold and flu medication can enter the body, causing other possible health issues. While no hospitalizations or serious injuries have been reported, the FDA is not taking chances, having seen a similar and more dangerous trend emerge in the past.
A previous challenge swept TikTok, urging users to ingest large doses of Benadryl to purposefully spark hallucinations. Unfortunately, several teens experienced severe illness.
The FDA notice caused NyQuil to trend on Twitter, with most level-headed people slamming the trend and expressing disgust with the thought of cooking meat with an over-the-counter remedy. One user even wrote, “If you eat NyQuil chicken, you deserve whatever happens to you.”
if you choose to eat NyQuil marinated chicken, you deserve whatever the consequences are I’m sorry. https://t.co/O0YpxKlJUI
— Morgan “MIDAS” Gold (@MorganGoldMusic) September 20, 2022
If you eat NyQuil chicken, you deserve whatever happens to you. https://t.co/AfVyLh2m0A
— C. (@Clarke_Kels) September 20, 2022
Why did I just see something on the news about people trying to cook chicken… using NyQuil? pic.twitter.com/O42p2cdziQ
— dumpling 🥟 (@uh_maryllis) September 20, 2022
Have you tried this odd cuisine? In the event that you lived to tell about it, we’d love to hear your experience.