Roxicodone is a generic version of the drug Oxycodone that also contains inactive ingredients microcrystalline cellulose and stearic acid. The addictive nature of Roxicodone is the similar to other Oxycodone based drugs and carries the same likelihood for abuse. The main difference between Roxicodone and the more well-known OxyContin is that Roxicodone is instant release Oxycodone, while OxyContin is time release and is intended to spread out over up to 12 hours. Roxicodone is sometimes referred to as RoxiContin, RoxyContin, Roxy, Roxi, or Roxycodone; “RoxyContin” is actually a misnomer that implies time release of the the drug (which does not exist). Likewise, Roxicet is a generic brand name combination of Oxycodone and Acetaphetamine and is similar to Percocet.
Roxicodone can lead to death by respiratory failure, especially when used with other drugs like alcohol or benzodiazepenes, a common occurrence among addicts and abusers.
Dangerous side effects of Roxicodone are the same as those for Oxycodone since they are the same drug packaged differently. These effects include: shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), cold clammy skin, confusion, severe weakness or dizziness, and feeling like you might pass out. In particular, depression of breathing can result in respiratory arrest and death. Roxicodone can be an extremely dangerous form of Oxycodone because it is instant release and many abusers are accustomed to the time release formula of OxyContin. This can result in an increased risk of adverse effects.
Call now if you or a loved one is suffering from Roxicodone addiction. Our supportive team is here to help. We can discuss your individual situation and can help get you placed in a Roxicodone treatment center that meets your individual needs.
The most successful methods of Roxicodone treatment include detoxification and maintenance. Depending on the severity of the addiction, options such as Methadone or Buprenorphine may be utilized.