Use of Roxicodone in Pain Management
Roxicodone uses to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone medicine belongs to a class of medications known as opioid analgesics. How your body responds to pain and feels Roxicodone works in the brain to change. Oxycodone is sold under different brand names and a derivative of opium, including OxyContin.
Roxicodone is a semi-synthetic opiate that is made by an organic compound in opium and modifying thebaine. To block the feeling of pain, Oxycodone acts on your central nervous system (CNS).
Roxicodone extended-release tablets are longer-acting. Within 2 to 4 hours of taking them, they start to relieve pain and about 12 hours, and it steadily releases the Oxycodone. When it takes the long-term, both medications can stop effective pain relief providing. It is called tolerance. To get the pain relief, you need higher doses when you begin to develop a tolerance to a drug. With long-term opiate use, this is normal.
Roxicodone is available in the following dosage forms:
- Capsule, Extended Release
- Tablet, Extended Release
To treat moderate to severe pain, Oxycodone is a moderately priced medicine. Then comparable medicines Oxycodone is slightly more popular. The Roxicodone drug is available in brand and generic versions.
How to use Roxicodone
As prescribed by your doctor, take Roxicodone exactly. On your prescription label, you have to follow all directions. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not take this medicine for longer than recommended or in smaller or larger amounts. Roxicodone may be habit-forming. Another person never shares this medicine, especially someone with a history of drug addiction or abuse. Where others cannot get to it, keep the medication in a place.
Read all medication guides, patient information, and instruction sheets provided to you. First thing in the morning, you may take Oxycodone without or with food. Do not break, crush, chew, or open an extended-release capsule. Swallow it whole. To make swallowing more comfortable, you may sprinkle the medicine or open the capsule and into a spoonful of applesauce. Without chewing, swallow right away. For later use, do not save the mixture.
The dosage is based on your response to treatment or medical condition. To find the dose that is best for you, your doctor may adjust your dose. You have to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. To get the foremost enjoy it, use this medication regularly. Each day take it at the same time to help you remember.
You may have withdrawal symptoms (such as sleep problems, severe tiredness, mood/ mental changes such as depression) if you suddenly stop using this medication. Your doctor may lower your dose slowly to help prevent Withdrawal. If you have used this medication in high doses or for a long time, Withdrawal is more likely.
At regular visits, your doctor will need to check your progress while using this medicine.
Oxycodone medicine is a drug of abuse and may be habit-forming. If you have had problems with alcohol or drug abuse, tell your doctor. Stimulants have caused stroke, sudden death, heart attack in people with a heart defect or heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Oxycodone may cause worsening or new psychosis (unusual behavior or thoughts), especially if you have a history of mental illness, depression, or bipolar disorder. With the use of this drug, you may have blood circulation problems that can cause pain, numbness, or discoloration in your toes or fingers.
Call your doctor right away if you have: signs of chest pain- heart problems, shortness of breath or feeling light-headed; symptoms of paranoia- psychosis, new behavior problems, aggression, hearing or seeing things that are not real; unexplained wounds on your toes or fingers- signs of circulation problems. If you have glaucoma, you may not be able to use Oxycodone, severe agitation, overactive thyroid, coronary artery disease or heart disease, moderate to too high blood pressure, vascular disease, and alcohol addiction history.
Oxycodone side effects
Following are the side effects of Oxycodone:
- Drowsiness and Dizziness may occur.
After you have been using Oxycodone for a short time, some of these side effects may decrease. If any of these effects worsen or persist, promptly consult with your pharmacist.
To prevent constipation, you have to eat dietary fiber, do exercise, and drink enough water. You may also need to take a laxative. Which type of laxative is right for you? You have to ask your doctor.
To reduce the risk of lightheadedness and Dizziness, rising from a lying or sitting position gets up slowly.
Remember that your doctor has suggested Oxycodone because the doctor judged that the risk of side effects the benefit to you is greater.
Consult your doctor quickly if you have any serious side effects, including:
- Interrupted breathing
- Sleep apnea
- Mental/mood changes
- Severe abdominal/ stomach pain
- Difficulty urinating
- Signs of your adrenal glands not working well
- Loss of appetite
- Unusual tiredness
- Weight loss
- Avail medical help quickly if you have any very serious side effects, including:
- Slow/shallow breathing
- Severe drowsiness
- Difficulty waking up
A very serious allergic reaction to Oxycodone is rare. However, get medical help quickly if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
- Severe Dizziness
- Trouble breathing
You may have withdrawal symptoms (such as sleep problems, severe tiredness, mood/ mental changes such as depression) if you suddenly stop using this medication. Your doctor may lower your dose slowly to help prevent Withdrawal. If you have used this medication in high doses or for a long time, escape is more likely.
Before taking Oxycodone, you have to tell your doctor if you are allergic (lorazepam, diazepam). Oxycodone medicine may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause other problems or allergic reactions.
Share your medical history before using this medication, especially severe breathing/ lung problems (such as sleep apnea, COPD), kidney disease, liver disease, family or personal history of a substance use disorder, and glaucoma. This drug may make you drowsy or dizzy. Until you can do it safely, do not operate machinery, drive, or do anything that needs alertness. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
You have to see the labels on all of your medications as they’ll contain ingredients that cause drowsiness and Dizziness. For using these products safely, you’ve to ask your pharmacist. Medical tests and laboratories (such as complete blood count, liver function tests) should perform periodically to see side effects or monitor your progress.
A lot of medicines can increase your risk of serious side effects. You cannot start or stop this medicine without a doctor’s approval.
Some medicines that may interact with Oxycodone include:
- Sodium oxalate
- Extreme side effects such as
- Shallow breathing/slow
Severe/Dizziness and drowsiness may increase if Oxycodone drug takes with other drugs that may cause difficulty, drowsiness, or breathing. Share with your pharmacist if you are taking other products such as opioid pain and cough relief. You can also feel including alcohol, marijuana, cannabis, codeine, hydrocodone, and sleep.
You have to check the labels on all your drugs as they may contain ingredients that cause Dizziness and drowsiness. You have to ask your pharmacist to use these medicines safely.
To check side effects or monitor your progress, Laboratory and Medical tests (such as liver function tests, complete blood count) should perform periodically.
Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
If you are pregnant, do not use Oxycodone. Xanax can cause premature birth. For several weeks babies born may need medical treatment to be dependent on habit-forming medicine. Benzodiazepines drug can potentially cause harm to the fetus. For example, Xanax medicine increases the risk of congenital abnormalities during the first trimester.
Due to the potential for harm to an unborn baby during pregnancy, Oxycodone is not recommended for use.
It may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant because Oxycodone medicine passes into breast milk. Therefore, while using this drug, breastfeeding is not recommended.
Take medicine as soon as you remember if you miss a dose. At the regular time, take your following amount. To catch up, do not double the dose.
Store at room temperature
Away from moisture and light
Do not store in the bathroom.
Keep all medications away from pets and children.