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Old 11-20-2012, 07:35 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by El Diablo View Post
No, there is no addiction to either acetaminophen or ibuprofen. No clear pharmacologic tolerance, no withdrawl syndrome (a "rebound" when someone stops a drug is NOT a withdrawl syndrome. You can have rebound with BP meds, for example, but they are not abused). Stories about addiction to these drugs are anecdotal and mythical. That one might use a medicine compulsively does not constitute an addiction.
Great point!

I am sure there are those who compulsively use ibuprofen.
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