Roxy is a nickname for a name brand version of oxycodone called Roxicodone. As an opiate, Roxicodone or Roxy is a very potent and addictive medication used for pain relief in patients. Typically used to treat moderate to severe pain and to sedate patients before surgery, this medication should only be used under close doctor supervision. The biggest dangers with regards to this medication are tolerance, physical dependence, overdose, and withdrawal. These risks can have serious implications on your health and well-being.
Tolerance occurs when more and more of a drug has to be taken in order to feel the same effect. When tolerance builds, patients tend to misuse or overuse the medication, many times unintentionally. Overuse and misuse can greatly increase your risk for overdose, which could ultimately be life threatening. Some of the more common effects of Roxicodone overdose include nausea, vomiting, extreme sleepiness, and slow or stopped breathing. These effects are very dangerous and you should seek medical attention immediately if you think you are overdosing on Roxy.
Physical dependence happens when your body feels that it needs the medication in order to be able to function normally. If taken as directed, Roxicodone should not cause dependence, but if overused or misused, it is very likely to occur. If your body does not receive a constant supply of the drug, it will begin to shut down. This process is commonly referred to as withdrawals. Roxy withdrawals are not unlike those felt from other opiate medications, and can be very uncomfortable or even painful to endure. The most common Roxy withdrawal symptoms include an intense craving for the drug, nausea, vomiting, chills, excessive sweating, diarrhea, muscle cramps, spasms and aches, bone pain, sleeplessness, irritation, and yawning.
Roxy withdrawals vary from person to person, and as no two people are alike, no two cases of addiction are the same either. Individuals can experience any variety of these symptoms, ranging in severity and duration. Some people may only experience one or two, while others may experience most of them. Because of this disparity, it is recommended that you do not try to quit on your own, and that you seek help when you’re ready to quit. There are several ways to safely quit, which include detox, medical detox, and rapid drug detox. All of these treatments will help you kick the physical addiction, but it will be up to you to do the psychological work to try to find out what made you take that road in the first place, so that your recovery can be permanent.