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Taking 6 to 8 pills of nurofen plus daily. Is this an addiction?

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hi, i have been taking nurofen plus daily for over 12 months now. the most i take is 6 to 8 a day. is this still classed as an addiction?
Posted Tue, 9 Oct 2012 in Drug Abuse
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 2 hours later
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Addiction is defined as physical and psychological dependence on a drug. As Nurofen plus contains codeine which is an opioid derivative. So, obviously it is classed as addiction.

Feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

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how do i stop taking it without the mood swings and irritability?
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 49 minutes later
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To stop a drug first you have to make decision that you are really stopping it. Next is never abruptly stop the drug. Gradually reduce the dose over weeks or even months. use supportive alternate drugs. like if you are having pain. use painkiller. for sleep take low dose hypnotic but not regularly. Try to involve yourself in some physical and social activities

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