Not really. Technically, any behavior can become an addiction, shopping, gambling, exercising, whatever. ibuprofen doesn't have any inherently addictive properties like cocaine or heroin, but it's possible that the act of taking it whenever one feels pain could be habit forming, such that the person feels a physical need to take it as they've associated it with feeling food. So a chemical addiction, like a drug addiction, is really not possible with ibuprofen, but taking it could perhaps be habit forming.
I have done some research on this and all I ever hear is that it is not addictive. I keep trying to find info on addiction on this, but its hard to come by. My story is I was prescribed Ambien for sleep, but after I felt the effects I became addictive would not remember doing things (like driving, going to the store) also people not able to wake me up. It was hard giving up, but I did so I thought I will take a over the counter sleep med. I tried a few different kind, but never liked it or didn't work. One day I tried Ibuprofen PM I took 4 200mg because I have a been prescribed 800mg ibuprofen before. I started getting this buzz almost numbness felling that I loved similar to the Ambien. as time went on I started taking more and more of the Ibuprofen PM to get that buzz, before I new it I kept having to take more too get the buzz then I would end up sleep almost all the time. I slowly started limiting my self to night time only, but I still get that craving for that buzz. Sometimes my stomach gets upset and I know this is a bad side effect. I have been doing this for several months and ready to stop, but afraid I can't. I did it before with the Ambien and it took over a week do be able to go to sleep on my own, so starting tomorrow I am stopping! So if any readers find this and are asking the same questions YES I FEEL THIS IS ADDICTIVE! because I am
Ibuprofen is not a drug of addiction.
Addiction to a drug can develop in two ways: physical dependence where the body or brain adapts to the presence of the drug and/or psychological dependence where the person is dependent on the perceived effect of the drug.
Ibuprofen does not cause a physical or neurological adaptation and so does not cause physical dependence; if you have been taking ibuprofen for a while and stop, you will not experience "withdrawal" symptoms. And as ibuprofen causes no substantial psychoactive effect, it does not usually cause psychological dependence either.
It is possible that a person could become dependent on regular doses of ibuprofen to control pain: while taking it their pain is lessened; when they stop, they pain increases; so they require the medication to function. But this is not strictly addiction.
Also, other features of classic addiction are not associated with ibuprofen use. These features are things such as developing tolerance to a dose and requiring increasing doses for the same effect, using more than prescribed, more often than prescribed or in ways not prescribed, spending much time and effort thinking about, acquiring and using the drug, using the drug even though it is causing serious negative consequences in your life, etc. None of these are seen with ibuprofen.
Yes. Just about all drugs can be addictive in some way, eg if my parter doesn't have coffee she suffers with serious headaches. I assume your experiencing pleasurable calming sensations when you take it?
YES! I am, I have taken 16 in the last two days! Help!
No, ibuprofen is not addictive, though people can misuse/overdose on it.
No. Toradol is an NSAID just like motrin or ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen has formula C13H18O2. Therefore, it has no sodium.
It is Ibuprofen 800 mg
Yes you can take Ibuprofen up to 800 mg, take it with food.Yes, you can take both medications. Be sure to take the ibuprofen with food.
A pill marked with "IP466" is an ibuprofen 800 mg. The drug is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory. 800 mg ibuprofen may only be prescribed by a doctor.
Ask your doctor or a chemist.
i have, didn't effect me negatively at all
yes. one of the side affects of ibeprofen is that it makes people drowsy.
Not without asking a doctor first. That much ibuprofen is considered a prescription dose.
Only on the advice of your doctor, since ibuprofen carries risk of increased ulcers and GI bleeding.