FDA: Don’t Cook Chicken in Nyquil
September 20, 2022 11:33AM PDT
It probably goes without saying, but don’t cook chicken in Nyquil.
A recent social media post encouraged viewers to cook chicken with the ingredients acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine.
The ingredients are commonly found in cold and flu products such as Nyquil. “Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways,” the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. “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.”
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