Roxicodone is a prescription medication given to patients to relieve moderate to severe pain. The medication is an opioid analgesic and it works by reducing the pain patients feel by changing the way the brain and body respond to it.
Beginning treatment with Roxicodone may produce side effects for some patients. Common Roxicodone side effects that do not require medical attention include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These more common side effects of Roxicodone should all go away with time. If they do not go away or get worse, promptly notify your doctor about the side effects that are still ailing you.
Serious side effects of Roxicodone are relatively uncommon but are important to be aware of in case you need to report them to your doctor. Serious side effects of Roxicodone include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. These should be immediately reported to your doctor after they are first spotted.
You should seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience severe side effects of using Roxicodone, such as 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 Roxicodone side effects. Report any side effects that you suspect may be from using Roxicodone to your doctor immediately.
Roxicodone patients using the medication responsibly may still develop a Roxicodone addiction or dependence. This is mainly because Roxicodone is an opioid, which belongs to a very addictive class of medications. If you begin to think someone in your life is developing a Roxicodone addiction, seek professional help as soon as possible. Signs which may point to Roxicodone abuse include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Roxicodone, losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, performing poorly or irregularly at school or work, and suffering financial losses due to money spent on obtaining Roxicodone.
If you no longer want to continue taking Roxicodone, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss the next step. Usually, doctors will gradually lower the Roxicodone dosage over time so that the patient’s body can adequately adjust to less and less of the medication. This strategy of tapering off the medication will help patients avoid the worst of Roxicodone withdrawal symptoms. You should never abruptly stop taking Roxicodone as this will increase your chances of severe withdrawal symptoms. In addition, you should never adjust your Roxicodone dosage levels or treatment schedule without your doctor’s instruction.
The Recovery Village has a wide variety of rehabilitation programs available for those who are looking to recover from Roxicodone addiction. Before entering the inpatient or outpatient rehab programs, patients will first detox from Roxicodone. Once all the medication is safely removed from their bodies, patients can participate in recovery activities like individual and group counseling sessions and recreational therapy.
Inpatient Roxicodone rehab is a treatment option that requires patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from their Roxicodone addiction. This type of treatment is beneficial for patients who are experiencing severe Roxicodone addiction or those who may find recovery difficult to achieve at home.
After completing inpatient Roxicodone rehab, patients will enter the outpatient program. Outpatient Roxicodone rehab lets patients live at home while they attend scheduled treatment appointments at The Recovery Village. Patients with less severe Roxicodone addiction may choose to begin treatment with this program and skip inpatient Oxycodone rehab entirely.
Finding a Roxicodone rehab center to support you is a very important step in living a happier, healthier, substance-free life. You may want to set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss which features you should seek in a Roxicodone rehab center if you are unsure about which program is right for you.
If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse disorder, seek professional help today. The Recovery Village has many resources and programs that can be tailored to fit each patient’s unique recovery needs.
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