Roxicodone Medication Information
Roxicodone is an anti-pain medication that comes in a class of opioids. It is an effective medication to treat pain conditions.
It is also available in other brain names such as Oxycontin, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER or OXyfast. The generic name of Roxicodone is Oxycodone. The extended-release form of Oxycodone helps treat ongoing pain in which other medication as unable to handle. However, it should not be an as-needed basis for pain.
Additionally, it gives around0-the-clock pain relief. Also, it may be used for the other purposes that are not listed here.
Roxicodone 30mg tablet available in Blue, Round and imprint with 30 M. Also, it is supplied by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals as well.
Misuse of narcotics can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Place the medication out of reach of others in a safe place.
Avoid the use of Narcotic medications during pregnancy because life-threatening side effects may happen. Also, it may harm the fetus or nursing baby.
Additionally, avoid alcohol consumption during the therapy, fatal side effects may occur. Also, avoid other drugs that may cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Before starting the medication
A patient should not use Oxycodone if he is allergic to it or narcotic. Do not use the medication if you have:
- Allergies, asthma, breathing problems;
- blockage in the intestines or stomach.
Always consult the doctor before starting any prescription medication. However, most of the brands of Oxycodone are not safe to use in patients under 18 years. Also, it should not be given to children younger than 11.
Tell your doctor if you have or ever had:
- Sleep apnea;
- Severe head injury
- Breathing problems;
- A drug or alcohol addiction;
- Urination problems; or,
- Issues in your gallbladder, thyroid, or pancreas.
To make sure that the medication of Lortab is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- A history of severe head injury, brain tumour or stroke
- Asthma, COPD
- Sleep apnea, breathing problems
- Liver, kidney, or lungs diseases
- Low or high blood pressure
How to use Roxicodone?
Although, take the medication exactly as prescribed. Take the medication with food. Stop taking all the around-the-clock pain if you are starting the extended-release form of Roxicodone.
However, swallow the capsule whole, do not crush, chew, bite, or tore the capsule.
If you are on a liquid dose, measure the liquid carefully with measuring tool. Do not use the
usual tablespoon to measure the liquid.
Besides, do not suddenly stop the therapy, if you used it longer. Ask your doctor to manage your
schedule to stop the medication. Doing so may also lessen the risk of getting side effects.
Also, always check the bottle to make sure that you consume the right medicine or the same
brand or type prescribed by your doctor.
Take the medication on time or precisely as prescribed. However, if you missed your
dosage, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. But, do not take the treatment if it
is time for your next dosage.
- noisy breathing,
- shallow breathing, breathing that stops during sleep;
- a slow heart rate or weak pulse;
- a light-headed feeling,
- confusion, unusual thoughts or behaviour
- seizure (convulsions); or epilepsy
Seek medical help immediately if you experience any unwanted side effects.