‘Very Unsafe’: FDA Warns Against Cooking Chicken In Cough Syrup

‘Very Unsafe’: FDA Warns Against Cooking Chicken In Cough Syrup

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning against cooking raw chicken in cough syrup.

The warning was prompted by a new social media trend in which people record themselves cooking chicken in NyQuil for online clout. The FDA calls the challenge “silly and unappetizing” and “very unsafe.” It can also produce toxic fumes.

“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,” says the FDA.

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The FDA has previously issued warnings about ingesting cold medicine in social media challenges. A 2020 TikTok challenge encouraged people to take diphenhydramine, which can

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