A Roxicodone overdose can be fatal and is often the result of accidental over-ingestion. An overdose of this nature can also be caused by mixing Roxicodone with other substances that depress the central nervous system such as alcohol, tranquilizers, other narcotic drugs, sedatives and sleeping pills. Roxicodone is the brand name for oxycodone hydrochloride tablets, used to treat moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone is highly potent and subject to the development of tolerance, abuse, misuse, criminal diversion, addiction, withdrawal and overdose. Many people who take Roxicodone for therapeutic reasons can do so safely and effectively. In some, a tolerance builds with regular or prolonged use and the drug’s effects are diminished. This may cause some to escalate use, which can quickly lead to other forms of abuse, addiction and overdose. It’s important to take Roxicodone exactly as prescribed and to talk to a doctor immediately if your prescription has lost effectiveness.
Signs of Roxicodone Overdose and Possible Treatments
An overdose occurs when the dose of Roxicodone is in excess of what the body can handle. An overdose can be completely accidental or intentional in nature. Symptoms of a Roxicodone overdose are different among users and can depend on factors such as the amou
nt used, how the body responds to the drug and whether it was used in conjunction with other substances. Symptoms can include slowed or difficult breathing, slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, cold and clammy skin, weak or limp muscles, extreme fatigue leading to coma, cardiac arrest and death. Medical treatment should be sought immediately if any of these symptoms occur. The earlier the treatment, the better the outcome may be. Emergency medical personnel may pump the stomach, induce vomiting or give activated charcoal so the body doesn’t absorb the Roxicodone. Medications may also be administered to counteract the effects of the drug.
A Roxicodone Dependence Can Be Eliminated in Under Two Hours
Physical and psychological dependence are also possible if Roxicodone is used regularly over a period of time. Getting help for a Roxicodone dependence is important no matter how serious the problem may be. The Waismann Method of rapid detox offers highly specialized medical detox for opiate addiction. Our team of medical professionals treats patients with the utmost respect and compassion during your stay. Our in-hospital procedure uses intravenous medications to wipe out the opiates in patients’ opiate receptors while they sleep lightly under deep sedation. The procedure takes less than two hours and allows patients to awake opiate-free. The withdrawal phase is accelerated during the procedure so patients are unaware of the symptoms they experienced while they were out. Our total required stay is a few days compared to the weeks or months mandated by other programs. Our program is safe, effective, discreet and administered in a humane manner. We don’t use opiate replacement drugs such as Suboxone or methadone to wean patients. We also offer aftercare through our Domus Retreat transitional living facility.
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