TikTok’s ‘Benadryl Challenge’ Has Become So Dangerous, Johnson & Johnson Is Stepping In

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And here I was thinking the TikTok Holocaust cosplay trend was a danger to society. How silly.

Teens across the country are partaking in a challenge that encourages each other to take as much allergy medicine as needed to hallucinate, with some TikTokers taking a dozen or more pills before trippin out.

Johnson & Johnson is urging parents to be aware of a Benadryl TikTok challenge that is spawning over the web after a 15-year-old girl died from it and put three Fort Worth, Texas teens in the hospital after a diphenhydramine overdose.

The Skull-Breaker Challenge:

The Outlet Challenge:


It’s official. I’m never having children.

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