What is Roxicodone?

Roxicodone is a medication prescribed to patients in order to help them manage moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone is classified as an opioid analgesic, which means it reduces pain by changing the way the brain and body respond to it.

Common side effects of Roxicodone, which do not require medical attention, include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These common side effects should go away with time as the body adjusts to Roxicodone. If they do not go away or get any worse, let your doctor or pharmacist know.

Serious side effects of Roxicodone should be immediately reported to your doctor. These serious side effects include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss.

Roxicodone patients who notice severe side effects of the medication should seek emergency medical attention as soon as possible. Severe side effects associated with Roxicodone include 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.

This is not a complete list of possible Roxicodone side effects. If you think that you are experiencing a side effect of this medication that is not listed above, call your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Roxicodone Addiction

Roxicodone patients using the medication exactly as their doctor prescribes may still develop an addiction to the medication. If you begin to suspect that someone in your life has started to abuse Roxicodone, seek professional help immediately. Signs that may indicate someone is addicted to Roxicodone can include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Roxicodone, losing interest in the hobbies and activities one once enjoyed, suffering significant financial losses, and performing poorly or irregularly at school or work.

Roxicodone Long-Term Effects

Long-term side effects associated with using Roxicodone include heart failure, constipation, insomnia, depression, aches, cramps, increased pressure of the spinal fluid, coma, swelling in limbs, and death from overdose.

If you or someone you love is struggling with Roxicodone addiction or another type of substance abuse disorder, seek professional assistance as soon as possible. The Recovery Village has a variety of resources and programs that can be tailored to fit each patient’s unique recovery needs.

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