Roxicodone – See Related Topics

One of the most commonly prescribed drugs for individuals who suffer with moderate to severe pain is Roxicodone. It is an opioid-based immediate-release medication containing a formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride and is used when other non-opioid drugs have provided little to no pain relief. It is one of the most potent painkillers available and, as an opioid, patients using Roxicodone are at a high risk for abuse, overdose, or addiction.

With individuals who have been prescribed Roxicodone, abuse sometimes happens as the body becomes more tolerant to the drug. This leaves the person feeling that the drug has become less effective and they may choose to self-manage their doses – taking more than recommended or taking it at greater frequencies.

As a drug that is also available illicitly on the street, Roxicodone is often sought out for recreational purposes because when altered, it can produce a “high” like that achieved by using heroin. Abusers take the Roxicodone pills and crush them to allow the drug to be inhaled or injected. Doing either alters the drug’s time-release properties and then produces a rapid onset of effects for the user.

Whether Roxicodone is abused by prescription or recreational users, the outcome is usually the same. In having more of the drug in a person’s system than is recommended, the body builds up a tolerance and then more of the drug is needed to achieve the same effects. After time, the body then becomes dependent on Roxicodone and an addiction has then set in.

Roxicodone can become addictive if not used as recommended. Whether you want to learn more about Roxicodone, or you suspect someone you know may be dependent on it, The Recovery Village has answers to your inquiries. For more information, call our hotline 24/7 to speak with a specialist to learn about treatment options.


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Roxicodone Mixing It and AlcoholRoxicodone should not be mixed with alcohol. The combined use of alcohol and Roxicodone can lead to metabolic complications and can increase the likelihood of blood toxicity.
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