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What is Roxicodone?

Roxicodone is an extended-release opioid pain medication that activates the opioid receptors in the brain and nervous system to reduce pain signals in the body and treat moderate to severe pain.

Important Information

  • Health councils have not approved Roxicodone for any patient younger than 18 years of age.
  • Always remember that taking Roxicodone is only a part of treatment; follow your doctor’s advice to make the medication more effective.
    You may need frequent medical examination while using Roxicodone.
    Keep Roxicodone tablets in your custody at the suggested atmospheric condition and dispose of all the leftover medicine once done with the treatment.
  • You can either buy the medicine online or offline, provided that you should have a proper prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without an appropriate prescription is not permitted under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for punishment if you do so.
  • You can also consult your doctor to learn more about the risks and benefits of the medicine and ask your doctor about all other necessary precautions that you should take while using Roxicodone.

What to know before taking Roxicodone?

Roxicodone is a highly addictive and habit-forming medicine, and therefore, you should consider certain precautions before and while taking Roxicodone. In addition to this, please take care of the following things before starting your treatment with Roxicodone:

  • You should avoid taking Roxicodone if you are allergic to it or any of its components or similar drugs.
  • Taking Roxicodone can deteriorate your health even more if you have or ever had the following health disorders:
  • Severe asthma or other breathing disorders
  • Blockage in the stomach or intestine
  • Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
  • Head injuries
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disorders
  • Difficulty while urinating
  • Thyroid disorder

Problems in the functioning of the gallbladder and pancreas
Using Roxicodone for treating lactating mothers and expecting women is not safe; it can harm their baby and cause them congenital disabilities.
Please don’t take Roxicodone if you are an alcoholic or drug addict.
Sudden withdrawal of Roxicodone can be fatal. Please consult your doctor before leaving it; your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

How to take Roxicodone?

Roxicodone is an opioid pain medication that affects your brain and nervous system to reduce pain signals. However, it can adversely affect your health if taken inappropriately.
You should consult your health expert before taking it and follow all the necessary instructions and directions while taking medicine.
Please talk to your doctor if you don’t feel any improvement in your health condition or it is getting even worse.

Roxicodone dosage

It is an effective medicine for reducing pain signals in the body and treating several pain types. Please consult your doctor for suitable Roxicodone dosages to ensure that the medication you are using is safe and effective. You can easily get the medicine online or offline and use it as prescribed by your doctor.
Your doctor will initiate your pain treatment with the medicine’s minimum possible dose and gradually adjust your medicine dose as and when required. To determine the best suitable dosages for you, your doctor should examine you thoroughly. Your doctor will recommend Roxicodone dosage keeping the following factors in mind:

  • Age of the patient
  • Weight of the patient
  • The medical condition of the patient.

The following are the usual Roxicodone dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:

Dosage for treating pain (moderate to severe)

In the form of extended-release oral tablets

  • For older adults (65 years and above)
    Older adults’ internal organs might not work that well; therefore, doctors should be extra careful while prescribing dosage for older adults.
  • For adults (age between 18 years to 64 years)
    5 mg to 15 mg orally, after every four to six hours.
  • For children (below 18 years)
    Using Roxicodone for treating children is not recommended.

Overdose

Please note that Roxicodone over can be life-threatening and may cause you the following overdose symptoms:

  • Unusual dizziness or drowsiness
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Breathlessness

Ignoring these overdose symptoms is not safe, and therefore it is advisable to consult your doctor ASAP if an overdose happens. You can also seek emergency medical help by calling the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222.

What to avoid while using Roxicodone?

Alcohol can dangerously interact with Roxicodone and adversely affect your health; please avoid taking them together.
Consuming herbal products, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and other weight-loss products simultaneously with Roxicodone is unsafe; please avoid taking them together.
Using Roxicodone can make your thought processes impaired; therefore, avoid driving and performing activities that require you to be alert and attentive.

Roxicodone side effects

Roxicodone activates the opioid receptors in the body to treat moderate to severe pain and may cause you the following side effects:

  • Unusual dizziness or drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Nausea or vomiting

Although it is obvious to experience these mild side effects after using Roxicodone, you should not worry too much about them unless they bother you too much. However, please consult your doctor if these mild side effects are unbearable and causing you too much trouble.
Please stop taking Roxicodone and seek emergency medical assistance ASAP if you experience the following health issues while using Roxicodone:

  • Noisy breathing
  • Sighing
  • Shallow breathing
  • Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Weak pulse rate
  • Lightheadedness
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Mood swings or behavioral disorders
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Low cortisol level in the body causing loss of appetite, dizziness, tiredness, weakness, nausea, or vomiting
  • High serotonin levels in the body resulting in hallucinations, agitation, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, stiff muscle, twitching in the muscles, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

What drugs can interact with Roxicodone?

Some of the following medications can interact with Roxicodone and can deteriorate your health even more:

  • Cold or allergy medicines
  • Water pills
  • Asthma medications
  • Medicines for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Drugs used for treating motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, or
  • overactive bladder
  • Opioid pain medication
  • Sedatives
  • Sleeping pills
  • Muscles relaxers
  • Medicines used to treat mood or behavioral disorders or any other
  • mental illness
  • Stimulant
  • Antidepressant
  • Medicines used for treating Parkinson’s disease
    Therefore, to avoid dangerous interactions between the medications, please inform your doctor about all the drugs and therapies you are currently taking.
    In addition to this, please ask your doctor before taking Roxicodone if you have recently taken the following medicines:
  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal medication
  • Medications used for maintaining blood pressure level
  • Heart medications
  • Antiseizure medicines
  • Medicines used to treat HIV ADIS and hepatitis C