What is Roxicodone
Roxicodone, sometimes spelled “Roxycodone,” is a potent narcotic pain reliever that blocks the perception of pain by binding to opiate receptors in the brain and body. It is recommended for treating moderate to severe pain or to sedate a patient prior to surgery. The recommended adult dose of Roxicodone can vary depending on the patient’s response, his or her size and the severity of pain. Roxicodone is the brand name for oxycodone hydrochloride, available in immediate-release tablets. The drug is an opioid, meaning that while it’s a powerful tool in the battle for pain management, it also has a tendency to be habit-forming. Regular, prolonged use or abuse can lead to problems including the development of a tolerance, which means the drug’s effects are diminished. Once this happens, physical and/or psychological dependence can develop if you escalate use in any way. It’s important to speak to your doctor at this point so he or she can adjust the dose or find alternative treatment options. Roxicodone has gained popularity among recreational users and is considered a drug of abuse. Taking too much or combining it with some other substances can also lead to opioid overdose.
Roxicodone Side Effects and Warnings
As with other pain medications, Roxicodone can also cause side effects, some which can be serious. It’s important to read the medication’s prescription label and directions carefully, as they will list possible side effects, signs of allergic reaction, directions on use and other warnings. All opioids have the potential to cause similar side effects and these can range from nausea and vomiting to depressed respiratory and circulatory function at high doses. It is common for patients being treated with opioids including Roxicodone to become constipated. If not treated properly, this condition can worsen and require medical attention. Many side effects will lessen over the course of treatment as the body adapts to the medication. It’s important to take Roxicodone exactly as prescribed to avoid serious problems. The drug can be used effectively to treat pain but in the wrong hands, can be a very dangerous drug of abuse. It’s also subject to criminal diversion.
Opiate-Free, Safe and Compassionate Treatment for Roxicodone Dependence
Most patients in the Waismann Method program become dependent upon Roxicodone or other opiates accidentally once a tolerance develops. We treat opiate dependence compassionately with a medically-advanced procedure that takes less than two hours. Our deep sedation-assisted medical detox begins in the hospital and total required stay is a few days. The Waismann Method doesn’t use opiate replacement drugs such as Suboxone or methadone to treat opiate addiction. Performed in an accredited hospital, our procedure utilizes intravenous medications to cleanse Roxicodone from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens while they sleep lightly under deep sedation. Once they awaken, they have no conscious awareness of the withdrawal that took place during the procedure. Our program is safe, effective and completely confidential. Our Domus Retreat aftercare facility is also available for those who wish to extend recovery.
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