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The “Benadryl Challenge” Killed One TikTok Teen And Now The FDA Is Issuing Warnings About It

On August 21st, Chloe participated in the deadly challenge and she lost her life. Her obituary says she loved video games, dancing, music, and her friends. She thrived as a social butterfly.

She wanted to grow up to be a lawyer and “on that journey, she looked forward to her first kiss, getting her driver’s license, and one day going to Paris.”

Another 14-year-old teen named Rebekah recently participated in the challenge and ended up at Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas.

According to a press release from them, Rebekah ingested 14 pills and luckily her older sister realized something was wrong with her and got help.

Her mom Katie said, “It was scary. She had fractured sentences, hallucinations. Her resting heart rate was 199.”

Luckily, Rebekah ended up alright after the scare.

Now, the FDA is issuing a warning after more teens have ended up hospitalized over the viral challenge.

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death.”

“We are aware of news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the “Benadryl Challenge” encouraged in videos posted on the social media application TikTok.”

“We are investigating these reports and conducting a review to determine if additional cases have been reported.”

“We will update the public once we have completed our review or have more information to share.”

“We also contacted TikTok and strongly urged them to remove the videos from their platform and to be vigilant to remove additional videos that may be posted.”

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