Roxicodone is a medication prescribed to patients to help manage their moderate to severe pain.
Just like beginning treatment with any new medication, Roxicodone usage may produce side effects in some patients. Common Roxicodone side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These common Roxicodone side effects do not require medical attention and should subside with time as the body adjusts to the medication. If they do not go away or get worse, let your doctor know.
Although they are uncommon, there are still serious side effects associated with Roxicodone use. These serious Roxicodone side effects include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Be sure to let your doctor know right away if these serious Roxicodone side effects become noticeable.
Seek professional medical attention as soon as possible if you experience any of the following severe side effects associated with Roxicodone use: fainting, seizures, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, and symptoms of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching or swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
Remember, this is not a complete list of all the possible Roxicodone side effects. If you believe that you are experiencing side effects from Roxicodone that are not mentioned above, call your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Due to its relatively short half-life, Roxicodone may stay in a patient’s system for up to 20 hours. It is important to note, however, that each patient’s unique physiology affects how quickly they process medications. This time frame may be shortened or lengthened, depending on the patient.
The popularity of opioids as pain-relievers has been consistently on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
- Americans between the ages of 20 and 39 are less likely to use opioids than those over 40.
- Women are more likely to use opioids than men.
- Non-Hispanic white Americans use opioids the most among other races in the U.S.
Roxicodone is a medication that is only available via prescription from a doctor. You should never take Roxicodone without a prescription or distribute Roxicodone to patients without a prescription as this is against the law.
The most commonly abused drugs containing Roxicodone are the medication itself and its generic version, oxycodone. Remember, you should never take this medication without a prescription or abuse it as that would be breaking the law.
Roxicodone is classified as an opioid analgesic. This means that it changes the way the brain interprets pain. From there, the brain then changes the way the body feels pain.
The half-life of Roxicodone can be anywhere from 3.5 to 5.5 hours. However, this time frame may be lengthened or shortened due to factors that affect how the body processes medications.
Several factors influence how long Roxicodone stays in a patient’s system, including age, metabolism, organ functions, genetics, your Roxicodone dosage levels, and your Roxicodone treatment schedule.
Roxicodone can be found in your urine, hair, and blood. Roxicodone will typically be undetectable in your urine samples after one day has passed since its last use. Hair follicles may contain traces of Roxicodone up to 90 days after it was last taken. Similar to urine tests, blood tests will not contain traces of Roxicodone after one day has passed since its last use.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Roxicodone addiction or another form of a substance abuse disorder, seek help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village has a variety of programs that can be tailored to fit each patient’s unique recovery needs. For more information on these life-saving treatment options, visit www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our 24-hour, toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825. Although recovery isn’t easy, The Recovery Village promises to be with you each step of the way.
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