What is Roxicodone?
Roxicodone is an opioid pain medicine that helps relieve moderate to severe pain. This drug helps manage pain when other treatments such as non-opioid pain drugs cannot control the pain, or you cannot tolerate alternate treatments. Roxicodone is also available as an immediate-release tablet in 5 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg strengths.
Avoid using Roxicodone if you have conditions such as severe asthma or breathing problems, a bowel blockage, or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines. Improper use of opioid drugs like Roxicodone can lead to overdose, addiction, or death. Taking Roxicodone during pregnancy may lead to fatal withdrawal in the baby. Do not take Roxicodone with alcohol or other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
What to know before taking Roxicodone?
You should avoid using Roxicodone if you are allergic to oxycodone or if you have:
- a blockage in your stomach or intestines
- severe asthma or breathing problems
Roxicodone may not be safe for you if you have several conditions. These conditions may include:
- an addiction to drugs and alcohol
- a head injury or seizure
- breathing problems, sleep apnea
- urination problems
- liver or kidney disease
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid
Many brands of Roxicodone are not approved for use in people under 18. Do not use Roxicodone unless you are already using a similar opioid drug and are tolerant to it. You should not use oxycodone during pregnancy because your baby could become dependent on the medicine. It may cause fatal withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. You should ask your doctor before using Roxicodone if you are breastfeeding. Make sure to tell your doctor if you notice symptoms such as severe drowsiness or slow breathing in the nursing baby.
How to take Roxicodone?
You should take Roxicodone with food as directed by your doctor. Avoid using Roxicodone in high amounts or for a longer duration. You should swallow the tablet whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal overdose. Do not chew, crush, or dissolve a tablet. Do not break or crush a tablet to inhale the powder or mix it into a liquid to inject the drug into your vein. This practice can cause death. Avoid stopping Roxicodone suddenly, and make sure to follow the instructions of your doctor about tapering your dose.
Patients who have never received opioid analgesics should start with 5 mg to 15 mg of Roxicodone every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. The dose should be titrated depending on the response of individual patients to the first dose of Roxicodone. Take Roxicodone on a regular basis, every 4 to 6 hours, to manage severe chronic pain.
What should I avoid while using Roxicodone?
Avoid drinking alcohol while using Roxicodone. Taking Roxicodone with alcohol can lead to dangerous side effects. Make sure to avoid medication errors by checking the brand and strength of oxycodone you get from the pharmacy or when you buy Roxicodone online. You should avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how Roxicodone will affect you. Accidents may occur from dizziness and severe drowsiness caused by this medicine.
Roxicodone side effects
Oxycodone can stop or slow down your breathing and may cause death. If you have slow breathing with long breaks, blue-colored lips, or if you are hard to wake up, someone caring for you should give you naloxone and seek medical attention right away. Common side effects of Roxicodone may include:
- stomach pain
You should call your doctor at once if you have serious side effects of Roxicodone.
- a slow heart rate or