Roxycodone 30mg tablets are an immediate-release oral formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate.
As a potent semi-synthetic opiate derived from morphine , Roxycodone 30mg (Roxicodone) produces effects similar to those of heroin (e.g., euphoria and sedation), especially when misused. While it is extremely effective at relieving severe pain, it also has a high potential for abuse and addiction .
Dosage and Administration
Roxycodone 30mg is intended for the management of moderate to severe pain in patients who require treatment with an oral opioid analgesic. The dose should be individually adjusted according to severity of pain, patient response and patient size. If the pain increases in severity, if analgesia is not adequate, or if tolerance occurs, a gradual increase in dosage may be required.
Patients who have not been receiving opioid analgesics should be started on Roxycodone in a dosing range of 5 to 15 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. The dose should be titrated based upon the individual patient’s response to their initial dose of Roxycodone. Patients with chronic pain should have their dosage given on an aroundthe-clock basis to prevent the reoccurrence of pain rather than treating the pain after it has occurred. This dose can then be adjusted to an acceptable level of analgesia taking into account side effects experienced by the patient.
For control of severe chronic pain, Roxycodone should be administered on a regularly scheduled basis, every 4-6 hours, at the lowest dosage level that will achieve adequate analgesia.
As with any potent opioid, it is critical to adjust the dosing regimen for each patient individually, taking into account the patient’s prior analgesic treatment experience. Although it is not possible to list every condition that is important to the selection of the initial dose of Roxycodone, attention should be given to: 1) the daily dose, potency, and characteristics of a pure agonist or mixed agonist/antagonist the patient has been taking previously, 2) the reliability of the relative potency estimate to calculate the dose of oxycodone needed, 3) the degree of opioid tolerance, 4) the general condition and medical status of the patient, and 5) the balance between pain control and adverse experiences.
Symptoms of Overdose
A very serious risk of Roxycodone 30mg abuse is overdose. Overdose strikes when more of the substance is consumed than the body can manage, and it can occur at any time. Roxicodone overdose can lead to fatal respiratory depression. Symptoms of overdose include:
Drop in blood pressure.
Slowed or stopped heart rate.
Loss of consciousness.
Using Roxycodone 30 mg with other drugs, especially other drugs that depress the central nervous system like alcohol, benzodiazepines, ups the risk of overdose by a significant degree. Snorting or injecting oxycodone can also increase the risk for overdose and other severe medical complications .
Roxycodone 30mg Withdrawal
Someone dependent on Roxycodone 30mg will need to continue taking it in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The avoidance of withdrawal symptoms is a significant contributor to continued use and makes it extremely difficult for addicted individuals to stop using. Withdrawal symptoms include:
Inability to sleep.
Irritability and mood changes.
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Cold flashes and fever.
Profuse sweating, watering eyes, runny nose.
Musculoskeletal aches and pains.
Involuntary muscle jerks.
The withdrawal symptoms will feel very uncomfortable (many describe it as the worst flu they’ve ever had), yet it is typically not dangerous to the individual. While it is not life-threatening, the intensity of withdrawal symptoms can trigger relapse.