TikTok 'Benadryl Challenge' has killed at least one teen
A new Internet dare, broadcast widely on teen-friendly TikTok, urges kids to overdose on the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl.
But the "Benadryl Challenge" has already killed one teen and sent others to the ER, experts warn.
According to News4 in Oklahoma City, one 15-year-old girl suffered a fatal overdose while reportedly trying the challenge late last month. Other cases of kids being rushed to the hospital after similar incidents are popping up nationwide.
The Benadryl Challenge is circulating on social media and encourages users to overdose on the drug to achieve a hallucinatory state.
But as with any drug, taking too much Benadryl can quickly prove hazardous and even deadly, according to emergency medicine physician Dr. Robert Glatter.