A warning a couple of harmful meals problem issued by the US Food and Drug Administration has had the other impact — and as an alternative spurred searches for it.
Generally known as the “NyQuil rooster” or “sleepy chicken” challenge on TikTok and different platforms, the viral pattern includes marinating rooster breasts within the chilly and flu syrup after which consuming the outcomes.
Based on information from a TikTok spokesperson despatched to BuzzFeed News, earlier than the FDA launched a press release in regards to the problem, there have been lower than 5 searches on-line.
Then, on Sept. 15, the FDA issued a warning towards the damaging observe and searches shot to over 7,000.
The FDA stated, “Boiling a medicine could make it rather more concentrated and alter its properties in different methods.” The company added that even inhaling the treatment’s vapors whereas cooking might trigger excessive ranges of the medicine to enter your physique.
“It might additionally harm your lungs,” the warning continued. “Put merely: Somebody might take a dangerously excessive quantity of the cough and chilly medication with out even realizing it.”
It’s unclear why the FDA solely now issued the warning in regards to the problem, since movies have been circulating online for months.
Clips reposted totally on TikTok present folks cooking a rooster breast and pouring massive quantities of the liquid treatment — which comprises acetaminophen, dextromethorphan Hbr and doxylamine succinate — into the pan, coating and submerging the meat in it.
NyQuil has additionally tweeted about the challenge, which seems to have introduced extra consideration to the state of affairs.