No. Most medical authorities do not consider antidepressants to be addictive. However, some people withdrawal from antidepressant with serious symptoms. We explore in more detail here.
prescription drug addiction
You probably can’t get high off of Wellbutrin without overdosing on the medication. More on Wellbutrin side effects and dangers of taking Wellbutrin here.
Yes. You can get addicted to Fioricet. In fact, Fioricet is a habit-forming drug. Learn how you can avoid Fioricet addiction here.
YES and NO. Ritalin cannot be detected in a standard 5 panel drug screen. But Ritalin shows up on drug tests for amphetamines. More on Ritalin detection here.
Dilaudid stays in your system and can be detected by drug tests for 2-3 days after last use. More on Dilaudid in the body here.
Concerta is a stimulant that stays in your body a little longer than one day. Learn more about the bioavailability of Concerta, its addiction potential and drug screening information here.
Yes, you can get addicted to Benadryl. But it’s rare. When do you develop tolerance to the sedative effects of diphenhydramine? When does Benadryl addiction occur? And are you at risk? We review here.
Yes, promethazine affects the central nervous system and can get you high. But when combined with codeine, promethazine hydrochloride can lead to psychological and physical dependence. More on promethazine use and addiction characteristics here.
No, you cannot get addicted to ibuprofen. But some drugs that are combined with ibuprofen such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine can be addictive. Learn more about ibuprofen combination medications here.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has created a fact guide about prescription and obver-the-counter medications. We review the top three classes of prescription drugs typically misused, and their side effects in this brief synopsis.