Roxicodone is a powerful narcotic analgesic that can bring with it many side effects. Some can be unpleasant, even serious, while others may experience no side effects at all. It can depend on many factors including individual response and body chemistry, a patient’s size and whether other substances are taken at the same time as Roxicodone. This is the brand name for oxycodone and used to treat moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone can also be habit-forming, possibly leading to physical and/or psychological dependence and the need for detox. All prescription medications carry the risk of producing side effects and the bottle’s label and instructions will tell you what to look for. Roxicodone can cause side effects that impair reaction time and thinking. It’s advised that it be taken with caution when performing tasks such as driving, operating machinery or other actions that require alertness. It’s important to take Roxicodone exactly as prescribed and to discuss with your doctor all other medications, substances and herbal remedies you are taking.
Roxicodone Side Effects and Information on Allergic Reaction
Side effects can vary in severity. Taking Roxicodone with alcohol can cause serious complications including slowed breathing. Drowsiness can be magnified by patients who take it with other narcotics, allergy medication, tranquilizers and sleeping pills. Side effects to watch for can include: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, lethargy, heart palpitations, constipation, dry mouth, stomach pain, anxiety, confusion, euphoria, insomnia, nervousness, tremors, blurred vision, flu-like symptoms and respiratory problems. Severe allergic reaction can occur in some patients. Symptoms include rash, hives, difficult breathing, chest tightness and swelling of the lips, mouth, face or tongue. Other severe, but less common, side effects include chest pain, excessive drowsiness, seizures, vomiting, slow or irregular heartbeat, confusion, fainting and ringing in the ears. Emergency medical attention should be sought if you experience any of the more serious side effects or signs of allergic reaction.
There is Safe, Confidential Help for Roxicodone Dependence
Roxicodone is considered a drug of abuse. Taking too much or misusing it in other ways could lead quickly to addiction or overdose. A physical addiction is characterized by the onset of withdrawal once use is stopped suddenly. Many patients in the Waismann Method program become addicted accidentally once use escalates after a tolerance develops. So many patients delay getting help because they fear withdrawal. Our in-hospital procedure maximizes safety and eliminates painful withdrawal. We use intravenous medications to cleanse Roxicodone from patients’ opiate receptors. During this, the patient sleeps lightly under deep sedation and awakes without the awareness of the accelerated withdrawal that occurred. The humane procedure takes an hour and a half or less and patients remain in the hospital for two to four days for around-the-clock monitoring. We do this without using potentially-addicting opiate replacement drugs such as Suboxone or methadone to wean patients. Our Domus Retreat aftercare facility is also available for those who wish to extend recovery in a discreet setting using therapy, biofeedback and holistic treatments.
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