What Is Roxicet?
Roxicet is a prescription brand name for the drug combination Oxycodone (a type of opiate prescription drug) and acetaminophen (over the counter pain medicine, i.e., Tylenol). This combination of prescription pain relievers is commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Another drug brand name that is much like Roxicet is Percocet.
Both of these drugs are prescribed to decrease pain from broken bones, surgery, childbirth or car accidents, and other medical conditions that cause immediate pain. Roxicet is not prescribed for chronic pain because acetaminophen can cause liver damage over time.
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The most common dosage of Roxicet that doctors prescribe in a dose (one pill) is 5 mg of Oxycodone and 325 mg of acetaminophen. This prescription dosage is used to treat a sudden onset of pain, and most doctors limit the amount to three times a day or less. Roxicet is highly addictive, and medical practitioners are cautious when prescribing it to patients. However, many people become addicted to Roxicet and will lie about their pain levels to continue getting it.
Roxicet Addiction Treatment
Because Oxycodone is an opiate drug, the risk for a person becoming addicted to it is significant. Like other opiate drugs, people who abuse Roxicet will develop tolerance and over time, require more and more Roxicet to get the same effects. Roxicet is particularly dangerous to become addicted to because of the presence of acetaminophen. Many Roxicet addicts will unknowingly be destroying their liver while they consume Roxicet. The amount of Roxicet addicts use per day can reach alarming numbers and cause medical emergencies.
Consuming too much acetaminophen can be deadly. As dangerous, Roxicet contains Oxycodone and can very easily cause an accidental overdose. However, with most Roxicet addicts, their liver will begin to develop cirrhosis from taking too much Roxicet before other medical conditions occur. However, accidental overdose is still a significant concern. Anyone who is taking large doses of Roxicet must be assessed medically in case their liver has undergone damage from the acetaminophen. The risk of addiction to Roxicet not only causes a person to desire taking it daily, but it causes physical dependence. Roxicet addicts will, in time, require more Roxicet to prevent experiencing physical, emotional, and mental withdrawal symptoms.
Roxicet Withdrawal Symptoms
Even the run-of-the-mill Roxicet detox symptoms are severe. Not unlike heroin addiction and the severity of those physical withdrawal symptoms, Roxicet withdrawal can be as harsh. The most common symptoms for Roxicet withdrawal include:
Roxicet withdrawal symptoms can start as early as a few hours from the last use. It is most common for Roxicet addicts to begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms after 12 to 24 hours of discontinued use. The symptoms will escalate by day 3-5 and continue up through day 10. Because the withdrawal symptoms are harsh, it is quite common for addicts to give up and relapse.
Relapse, after detox begins, is especially dangerous. Roxicet addict’s bodies will have started to return to an average tolerance level. What this means is that the addict may choose to take more than their usual amount of Roxicet to feel better and risk dying. This is one of the most prominent ways an accidental overdose from all opiates like Roxicet occurs.
Roxicet Detox Program
To safely detox off Roxicet regardless of how much or how long a person has been abusing Roxicet, this person must have medical supervision to ensure their safety. The procedure for medically supervised detoxification at our Florida Roxicet detox center begins with the client being admitted into our medical detox center. Our medically supervised detox program for Roxicet addiction prescribes safe and effective medication to reverse and control the physical, emotional and mental withdrawal symptoms.
The primary medication that we most commonly prescribe for Roxicet addiction is Suboxone (buprenorphine). Our medical staff at the detox unit at Evoke Wellness Florida are all trained in addiction detoxification and specialize in opiate withdrawal. We also prescribe medications to lower anxiety, promote sleep, minimize cold and flu symptoms as well as nausea and vomiting. The amount of time a person needs to detox depends on how much and for how long they were abusing Roxicet.
Our Florida detox program also assesses each client for mental health diagnoses as well as trauma and other emotional challenges. Part of the detox setting includes counseling and treatment programs. The path towards recovery begins with detox and continues with a drug treatment program that is tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
Our Evoke Wellness Florida Roxicet detox program is designed to allow clients to complete their detoxification and then join a treatment program specifically for their addictions.
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options to transition seamlessly to the next step in their addiction recovery. While
the medical detoxification process is not easy, many clients recognize early on that
is not nearly as intense, painful, or uncomfortable as anticipated. We help them
build foundations needed to maintain long-term sobriety.