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Facts about Roxicodone

Many people have heard of Oxycodone, oxycontin, and hydrocodone, and less people have heard of Roxicodone. The fact is that they are all the same thing. In effect, they all contain the same chemical as their active ingredient, oxycodone. Because of this fact Roxicodone is mistakenly called roxycodone, roxicontin, or roxycontin. In fact, Roxicodone is oxycodone and so is oxycontin. It's all the same thing.

Roxicodone is used in the treatment of severe and moderate pain after surgery. However, the drug can also be used before surgery to relieve fear in patients as well as to sedate them.

Facts About Roxicodone - When to not use it

You should not use Roxicodone when you know of any allergic reactions you may have to any of the ingredients of Roxicodone or if you are allergic to oxycodone any other morphine related medication. Similarly you should not take Roxicodone if you have taken sodium oxybate, furazolidone, or any MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) within the last 14 days.

You should also stay away from Roxicodone if you suffer from bowel motility problems such as paralytic ileus and diarrhoea or if you have breathing problems and lung disorders such as asthma.

Fact about Roxicodone - Before you use it

There are a few conditions that may cause adverse effects when you take Roxicodone. Be sure to talk to you medical professional if any of the follow relates to you or any condition you may have.

  • If you are pregnant
  • If you are planning to become pregnant
  • If you are breastfeeding
  • If you currently take medication of any sort
  • If you take herbal medication
  • If you are on any sort of dietary supplement
  • If you suffer from any sort of allergies related to the use of medications or foods
  • If you suffer from asthma or have suffered from asthma in the past
  • If you have or had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • If you suffer from lung or breathing problems
  • If you suffered any recent head trauma
  • If you have a history of seizures
  • If you suffer from abnormal pressure on the brain
  • If you have heart problems in your history or in your family history
  • If you suffer from kidney or liver problems
  • If you suffer from low blood pressure
  • If you have an underactive thyroid
  • If you have Addison's disease
  • If you have problems with your gallbladder
  • If you have problems with your bowels or stomach
  • If you have problems with your blood, pancreas, bladder, bowel or prostate

Similarly you should also let your doctor know if you are on any of the following medications as they hold adverse effects if mixed with Roxicodone:

  • Phenelzine or any other MAOI
  • Furazolidone
  • Cimetidine
  • Chlorpromazine or any other phenothiazine
  • Sodium Oxybate

This is because some side effects may be increased when mixed with the drug, these side effects are drowsiness, confusion, difficulty breathing or slow breathing, as well as seizures.

One the other hand some drugs have a buffering effect on the drug and may inhibit the drugs ability to work. These drugs are:

  • Butorphanol
  • Buprenorphene
  • Nalbuphine
  • Pentazocine
  • Naltrexone

Facts about Roxicodone - How to take it

Roxicodone is taken orally with lots of water to reduce the risk of cotton mouth. The drug can be taken with or without food. However, if you suffer from stomach upsets when you take it without food it is best to take it with food in the future, so as to reduce the irritation on the stomach.

If you have, for any reason, missed a dose take a full dose as soon as possible. However, if you are running close to your next dose simply carry on as normal and do not double up on your dosage in an attempt to catch up. This is a highly addictive substance; avoid taking two doses at once at all costs.

Facts about Roxicodone - Regarding Safety

• Use Roxicodone with extreme caution and do not operate heavy machinery, including automobiles, under the influence of Roxicodone.

• Never mix the intake of Roxicodone with alcohol or any other medication that may cause drowsiness.

• Roxicodone causes dizziness, taking alcohol and doing heavy exercise may increase the effects and cause extreme light-headedness or even fainting.

When it comes to safety, be sure to talk to your doctor about everything you do if he or she recommends taking Roxicodone to relief pain.

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