STOP cooking chicken in NyQuil

STOP cooking chicken in NyQuil

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a warning following a social media challenge where people cook chicken in NyQuil or other over-the-counter medications.

“The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is,” the agency posted on its website. “But it could also be very unsafe.”

Health officials said boiling a medication can make ingredients much more concentrated and change its properties.

They add even if a person doesn’t eat the chicken, the vapors from the medicine could cause high levels of drugs to enter the body and possibly hurt the lungs.

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