Roxicodone, often misspelled as Roxycodone is a pain-relieving narcotic for moderate to severe pain. The generic name is oxycodone. It is also used before surgical procedures to sedate a patient while reducing fear.
Roxycodone and Roxycontin both have the same ingredient, which is a semi-synthetic narcotic in the opioid family. Similar to the effects of morphine, it works on the central nervous system by attaching to the CNS opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord. Where the difference lies is Roxycontin is a time-released pain medication using pure Roxicodone, while Roxicodone is mixed with other compounds such as Tylenol.
Unfortunately, Roxicodone plays a part in the opioid epidemic. Roxycodone addiction happens rapidly as the body becomes accustomed to the medication dose and requires an increase in dosage to continue pain-relieving qualities. The opioid receptors in the brain are also known as the feel good receptors, leaving the patient with a somewhat euphoric feeling, which the addict is craving. Certain addiction doctors are often able to help addicts with their addiction to Roxycodone.
Roxy pills can be taken whole, crushed, snorted and injected for the “loaded or high” feeling. The drug dependency becomes like a heroin addict because the chemicals are almost identical, is as deadly and as hard to kick as a heroin habit.
Withdrawal from ‘Roxy’ without supervision can be extremely dangerous and painful. Symptoms of withdrawal include anxiety, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat and abnormally high blood pressure to name just a few of the unpleasant side effects.