Oxycodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of oxycodone. Roxicet is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Roxicet may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Oxycodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Roxicet can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions.
Roxicet is not as well known as other prescription drugs in its class but it is a high powered pain killer and if not monitored closely can result in a Roxicet Addiction. Usually this choice of pain medications is used following surgery and should never be prescribed for long periods of time. Roxicet is in the same family as other legal and illicit opiates such as Morphine, Heroin, OxyContin, Vicodin, ect… This is why it is so easy to develop a Roxicet Addiction. A heroin addict can actually pacify their fix when interacting any of these drugs just like someone that can’t get any Roxicets could avoid getting dope sick with some heroin. Many people do not see it this way since Roxicets are a prescription medication but the truth is that they are really all one of the same drug; prescription or not. Roxicet is a Schedule II drug and highly addictive. When illegally obtained for sale on the street, it’s known by several different names. Percs, paulas, roxicotten, Roxi’s, blue dynamite, no buffers and 512s are some of them.
The main concern when it comes to the use of Roxicet is that tolerance and physical dependence to the drug can occur after several weeks or months of regular use. The effect of Roxicet is almost similar to that of opium and morphine, so it appeals to individuals who are heroin or morphine addicts. The oxycodone in Roxicet causes the addiction to the drug. It strongly activates the reward system of the brain. The wanting for this reward is irresistible and intense, so that you find yourself craving for the drug and do all you can to take this drug, by all means. This mechanism is so strong that it chemically alters the normal functioning of the brain in order to produce this addiction. Getting over an addiction to Roxicet can be very difficult. It takes both physical, mental and emotional stability to make it through this addiction. You would have to go through tough withdrawal symptoms such as chills, hot flashes, anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite and so on, for 2 weeks or more. But there are treatment options available that will allow you to get over the addiction more easily and quickly.