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Do Not Try This! Teenagers Are Dying Because Of This TikTok Challenge

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A teenage girl from Oklahoma age 15 lost her life after taking an excessive amount of Benadryl (an anti-allergy medication). She, in fact, consumed this high amount to participate in the popular TikTok challenge. The Task demands TikTok users daring each other to consume excessive amounts of the medication. In fact, this anti-allergic drug, diphenhydramine, when taken in excessive quantities can cause serious side yet adverse effects possibly leading to death.

The challenge asks the users to take a high amount of Benadryl. This in turn will hallucinate the consumer. The user then posts the hallucinated footage on the video-sharing platform. Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has seriously warned parents about the risks of TikTok’s viral Benadryl challenge after several teens took dangerous doses as a part of the stunt. 

As a matter of concern, the social media App TikTok has become a breeding ground for risky experiments. Besides this Benadryl challenge, some other TikTok dangerous challenges include the flammable penny fad and the “skull-breaker” challenge.

TikTok is the first Chinese social media app surpassing successfully the topmost U.S. market-leading Applications. An app that has left behind Instagram and YouTube. At Tiktok users feel the magnificence of stardom via reciting or performing a 15-seconds script. The atmosphere is melodious to enchant the subscribers. The App, hence, gained extra-hype during the pandemic lockdown by entertaining millions of house arrested clients. 

It is, however, considered a risky entertainment option not just for its challenges but a platform exploited for propaganda. This social media app has become the primary resource for all sorts of true and fake.
TikTok officials, however, deny accepting any responsibility. The company stated “We first learned of this 'challenge' in May and quickly removed the very small amount of content that we found. We've been keeping an eye on this topic since and removing any new content – which again has been in extremely small numbers – to prevent any spread on our platform,”