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Roxicodone

Generical name: Oxycodone”Ox-i-KOE-done” OX-i-KOE-done [ ox-i-KOE-done

Drug Class: Opioids (narcotic analgesics)

What is Roxicodone?

Roxicodone is an opioid pain medicine often referred to as a Narcotic.Roxicodone is a powerful prescription pain medication that is used for treating moderate or severe. It can be used to treat discomfort when other treatment options, like non-opioid pain medications, are not able to manage the pain or if you are unable to accept alternative treatment options.

Patients who suffer from chronic pain must be prescribed medication at all times to stop the recurrence of pain rather than attempting to treat the pain once it has occurred.

Roxicodone is available in tablets that are immediate-release and is available in strengths of 5 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg strengths.

Switching brands of Oxycodone from immediate-release tablets and extended-release tablets should be followed by careful monitoring for any signs of excessive drowsiness or slow breathing.

Warnings

Do not take Roxicodone when you suffer from serious asthma or breathing problems or a blockage in your bowels or are suffering from narrowing in the stomach or the intestines.

The misuse of ROXICODONE can lead to addiction or even death. Keep the medication at a distance from where others can't access it.

Taking Roxicodone during pregnancy could result in life-threatening withdrawal symptoms for the baby.

Side effects that are fatal can be triggered if you are using Roxicodone in combination with alcohol or other substances that can cause drowsiness or a slowing of breathing.

Before you Take this Drug:

You shouldn't take Roxicodone in case you have an allergy to Oxycodone or you are suffering from:

  • Serious severe asthma or breathing issues or
  • An obstruction in your stomach or your intestines.

You shouldn't take Roxicodone unless you're already taking a similar opioid medication and are comfortable with it.

The majority of brands of Oxycodone are banned for use by those under the age of 18 years old.

To ensure that Roxicodone is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you suffer from the following:

  • Breathing issues, sleep apnea;
  • A head injury or seizures;
  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs, or mental illness
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • Problems with urination or
  • Issues with your gallbladder, thyroid, or pancreas.

If you are taking Oxycodone when you are pregnant, the baby could develop dependent on that substance. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms for the infant after it is born. Babies born dependent on opioids may need medical treatment for several weeks.

Consult a physician before taking Roxicodone when you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor when you experience severe sleepiness or slow breathing while breastfeeding a baby.

How to Take Roxicodone?

Use Roxicodone exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label and go through the entire medication guide. Don't use Roxicodone in greater quantities or for longer than what is prescribed. Consult your physician if you have a strong urge to use more Oxycodone.

Do not share your opioid medication with anyone else, particularly those who have a history of substance abuse or addiction. A misusing of the medicine can result in addiction or overdose, or even death. Place the medication in a safe place so that others are unable to access it. Giving away or selling opioid medicines is illegal.

Take Roxicodone along with food.

Take the tablet in its entirety to prevent exposure to a fatal overdose. Don't crush, chew or break tablets.

Do not crush or break tablets to inhale the powder or mix it with a liquid that allows you to inject this drug into your vein. This could lead to the death of a person.

Do not stop taking Roxicodone abruptly. Follow the instructions of your doctor about increasing your dosage.

Keep it at room temperature, far from heat, moisture and light. Make sure you keep track of the medicine. Roxicodone is a substance that is abused, and you must be aware of any person who is taking your medication improperly or without the prescription.

Do not store any of the leftover opioid medications. One dose could cause death in someone taking Roxicodone in error or incorrectly. Ask your pharmacist for a disposal program that takes back the drug. If there isn't a taking-back plan, then flush any remaining medication down the toilet.

What Happens If I Miss the Dose?

Because Roxicodone is used to treat pain, it is unlikely to skip a dose. Don't miss any doses missed when it's time to take your next dose. Don't use two doses at once.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact for help at the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. A fatal overdose of Roxicodone can cause death, particularly in children or another person taking the drug without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, a sharpening of pupils, slow breathing or the inability to breathe.

The doctor might suggest getting Naloxone (a medication that reverses an overdose of opioids) and carrying it in your bag always. The person who is caring for you could administer Naloxone in the event that you lose your breath or don't wake. The caregiver should still seek emergency medical attention and could be required to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) on you as they wait for assistance to arrive.

You can purchase naloxone at pharmacies or your local health department. Be sure that anyone who cares for you is aware of the location where you keep your naloxone and how to make use of it.

Avoid this

Avoid drinking or consuming alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death may occur.

Do not drive or operate machinery until you are aware of how Roxicodone can affect your health. Dizziness or excessive drowsiness may cause accidents or falls.

Avoid medication errors. Always confirm the strength and brand of the Oxycodone that you purchase from your pharmacy.

Side Effects of Roxicodone:

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy reaction, Roxicodone: hives or breathing difficulties or swelling of your lips, face and tongue.

Oxycodone could cause breathing to slow or cease and may cause death. The person who is caring for you must administer Naloxone or seek medical care if you suffer from prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing or blue-coloured lips or if you find it difficult to get back up.

Contact your doctor immediately If you are suffering from the following:

  • Loud breathing, sighing breath that is shallow, and sleeping that ceases;
  • A slower heartbeat or a weak pulse
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're about to pass out.
  • Disorientation, strange thoughts or behaviours;
  • Seizure (convulsions);
  • Low cortisol levels – the feeling of nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Dizziness, fatigue that is worsening or weakness;
  • Serotonin levels are high in the body – the feeling of agitation and hallucinations. Fever sweating, shivering, rapid heart rate, muscle stiffness, losing coordination, twitching, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

The presence of serious breathing issues is more prevalent in older people as well as those who are weak or suffer from the syndrome of wasting as well as chronic respiratory problems.

Common Roxicodone adverse effects could include:

  • Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, tiredness; or
  • Constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding the medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with Other Drugs

You might experience breathing issues or withdrawal symptoms when you take or stop taking other medicines. Talk to your doctor if you also take medication such as an antibiotic medication, antifungal medicine, blood pressure or heart-related medicine, medication for seizures or medicine for treating HIV as well as Hepatitis C.

Oxycodone is a drug that can be a drug that interacts with other medications and trigger dangerous negative side effects or even death. Be sure your doctor is aware if you take:

  • Medicine for allergies or colds such as bronchodilator asthma or COPD medication or diuretic ("water pill");
  • Medicines to treat motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome medications for motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, or overactive bladder;
  • Other opioids the prescription medicine for pain or cough
  • A sedative that is similar to Valium - diazepam alprazolam, Lorazepam, Xanax, Klonopin, Versed and more
  • Drugs that can make you tired or reduce your breathing rate. It could be a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, medication to treat mental illnesses or mood disorders or
  • Serotonin-related drugs can alter the concentrations in the body. A stimulant or medication to treat Parkinson's disease, depression, migraine headaches, severe infections, nausea and vomiting.

This isn't a complete list, and other medications may influence Roxicodone. This includes prescription as well as over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all drugs are included here.

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