What is Roxycodone (Roxicodone) ?
Roxycodone (Roxicodone) is an opiate analgesic painkiller. Your doctor may prescribe Roxycodone when you have moderate to severe pain or sudden breakthrough pain such as the chronic pain caused by neuropathy. It may also be prescribed before surgery, to sedate and sooth you throughout the process.
Like other narcotic drugs from this family, Roxycodone can become addictive when taken for long periods of time. Special care should be taken when using this drug. When taken incorrectly, it dulls the pain receptors in your brain which can also depress your respiratory system, resulting in death.
Like other opioid drugs, Roxycodone can build up in your system causing a tolerance of sorts. After a while, it stops working prompting some patients to increase the dosage to obtain the same pain-numbing effect. This is the beginning of addiction, and unless you seek help to stop abusing the drug, it will eventually take over your life.
Is Someone You Love Addicted?
The Mayo Clinic publishes a long list of symptoms associated with the abuse of opiate analgesic painkillers. If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or in your loved one, it may be signs of a Roxycodone addiction:
person acts sedated, numb or like he’s in a stupor,
experiences lethargy and loss of motivation,
has trouble feeling pain,
seems depressed or confused,
suffers from constipation,
exhibits slowed breathing.
If you notice these symptoms and suspect you or your family member may be addicted to Roxycodone, seek professional help right away.
In addition to the physical changes taking place in a person addicted to painkillers, you may notice a change in behaviors. Addicts frequently “doctor shop” — moving between physicians in varied locations to obtain new prescriptions. They may lie about symptoms, beg family members for access to leftover prescriptions, begin using emergency rooms in different counties as their main source of medical attention, or cajole other family members into lying to obtain prescriptions which they then confiscate. None of these behaviors involve buying drugs outright on the street, but they’re illegal, nonetheless. Even the straightest arrow will wander off course once an addiction takes hold.
The Toll Roxycodone Addiction Takes
A Roxycodone addiction wreaks havoc on your body. The normal side effects associated with this drug include sweating, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, drowsiness and more. When taken incorrectly or with medications that interact cough and cold medicines, allergy medications or sleeping pills Roxycodone can cause shallow breathing or severe drowsiness. Other drugs such as anti-fungals or anti-seizure medication can affect the removal of Roxycodone from your body. It’s important to let your doctor know what other medications you’re taking before using this drug. The most severe side effect attributable to Roxycodone addiction is death.
As with other narcotic drug addictions, a person’s values and inhibitions may change as he becomes consumed with obtaining and taking the drug. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, common problems experienced by drug addicts include:
frequent arrests and incarcerations,
neglect of children,
estrangement from family and friends.
An addict’s life takes on a bizarre, surreal quality as his drug of choice slowly gains the number one spot in his life outweighing family, work and financial responsibilities. Addicts often lose jobs and fall into financial distress, lose interest in their own appearance, and alienate doctors and medical staff in their quest to obtain more drugs.
Recognizing and admitting that you have an addiction problem is the first step is getting the help you need to conquer it. Very few people, if any, are able to end a narcotic addiction without outside treatment and help.
The safest and easiest method to conquer your addiction to an opiate analgesic drug involves checking yourself into an inpatient or outpatient treatment facility.
According to information published by Harvard Medical School, the detoxification, or controlled withdrawal, from opioid drugs is best done under the supervision of medically trained professionals. But even a successful detox doesn’t mean you’re cured of your addiction. Without further support and assistance in the way of therapy, counseling and support groups, your addiction can easily regain it’s foothold on your life.
What are some side effects
Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Very bad dizziness or passing out.
Very hard stools (constipation).
Very bad belly pain.
Feeling very tired or weak.
Trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing.
Trouble passing urine.
Fast or slow heartbeat.
A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
Change in eyesight.
Chest pain or pressure.
Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
Memory problems or loss.
Swelling in the arms or legs.
Feeling very sleepy.
A very bad and sometimes deadly health problem called serotonin syndrome may happen if you take Roxicodone (oxycodone capsules and tablets) with drugs for depression, migraines, or certain other drugs
How Roxycontin come?
Roxy come in tablet of 15mg and 30mg