Roxicodone - an overview
Roxicodone, active ingredient Oxycodone is part of the class of medications called narcotic analgesics. Its effects are similar to morphine. Oxycodone can be prescribed for the treatment of pain that is moderate to severe. This medication can be found in a long acting form that can work to treat pain around the clock. Oxycodone is not meant to treat pain immediately after surgery unless you have been taking Oxycodone before your surgery.
Roxicodone is prescribed to treat pain that is moderate to severe. It can be taken before a surgery to sedate a patient and ease fear. It might also be used to treat other conditions as your doctor decides.
Roxicodone is a kind of narcotic analgesic. It works to ease the way that brain perceives pain. It might also affect the circulatory or respiratory system when taken at larger doses.
How this medication should be prescribed
Roxicodone is available as a liquid, tablet, concentrate solution, long acting tablet and capsule. All of these are oral forms. In most cases, the tablet, capsule, liquid and concentrated solution are prescribed to be taken without or with food every four to six hours as needed for pain, or on a scheduled dosage. The long acting tablet is often taken two times daily, 12 hours apart. Be sure to follow your prescribing directions exactly and talk to your health care provider if you don't understand any of the instructions.
Any medicine has the potential to cause secondary effects, but you might notice that you have very minor or no secondary effects. Talk to your health care provider if you notice that any of the most commonly reported effects do not stop or are troublesome:
If you notice any of these severe secondary effects, you should seek immediate medical attention:
- Itching and/or rash
- Trouble breathing
- Tight feeling in the chest
- Swelling of the tongue, lips, face or mouth
- Trouble urinating
- Heartbeat that is fast or slow
- Changes in the vision
Roxicodone abuse often starts without the patient ever knowing that they're developing a psychological or physical dependence. Those who are prescribed this medication often feel pain that is severe and when the medication brings relief it is the first step in developing a psychological dependence. Many start to see that this medication saves them from pain that has not been relieved with other medications that were tried. Thus, even after the initial pain causing injury or illness has been eased, they will likely continue to feel this desire to take it, even when it's not prescribed, for pain that is imagined or real.