Roxicodone Addiction

Roxicodone is the brand name for oxycodone. Roxicodone is a type of oral pain medication that is in the opiate family. These types of pain killers are also known as narcotics and are considered addictive. Oxycodone is available through pharmacies with a prescription from a qualified doctor.

There are several forms of oxycodone available including an around-the-clock variety. Some doctors may prescribe oxycodone for purposes other than pain relief, though no alternative uses are officially listed in the medication guide.

Certain people experience severe side effects from Roxicodone including asthma or breathing problems and digestive issues. Roxicodone can slow or stop your breathing if you have an underlying respiratory problem. Issues are most likely to occur when the medication is new or when too much has been taken. Oxycodone should never be taken in larger amounts than prescribed or for longer than prescribed. The extended release version can be fatal if broken or bitten before swallowing.

All doses of Roxicodone have been known to be habit forming. Taking the medication exactly as prescribed by a doctor is the best way to avoid an addiction. Misuse of the drug can increase the odds of addiction, overdose or even death. Pregnant women should not use the drug and mothers who use oxycodone while pregnant may have babies that show symptoms of withdrawal.

Like other types of addictions, a Roxicodone Addiction is characterized by the user’s inability to control their impulses or drug use. Addiction to the drug can be a life threatening condition and like other addictions, a treatment program may be necessary to break the habit and cleanse the body of the ill effects of the pills.

You can recognize a friend or family member that has a Roxicodone addiction by watching for typical symptoms of addiction and listening for the mention of a Roxicodone prescription or other references to the drug. Addicts may have trouble holding up commitments, funding basic needs and relating to friends and family members.

If you are using Roxicodone and are concerned about becoming addicted, you can monitor your own behaviors and feelings to watch for a potential problem. Symptoms include increasing pain, a sense of panic, restlessness, nausea, vomiting, a rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, constipation and even memory loss.

The best way to avoid a Roxicone addiction is to only use the medication as prescribed and check in regularly with someone who can help you detect any changes that may be the result of an addiction problem. If you notice signs of an addiction, speak with your doctor immediately to change medications, reduce your dosage or take other preventative measures.


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