What is Roxycodone 30 mg (Roxycodone)?
Roxycodone 30 mg (Roxycodone) is a narcotic pain reliever. It works by dulling the pain perception center in the brain. It may also affect other body systems (eg, respiratory and circulatory systems) at higher doses.
Roxicodone (Roxycodone) is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It may be used before surgery to sedate the patient and reduce fear. Roxicodone (Roxycodone) is not for treating pain just after a surgery unless you were already taking Roxicodone (Roxycodone) before the surgery. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The usual adult dose of Roxicodone (Roxycodone) is 10 to 30 mg every 4 hours as needed for pain. The dose must be individually adjusted according to severity of pain, patient response and patient size. More severe pain may require 30 mg or more every 4 hours. If the pain increases in severity, analgesia is not adequate or tolerance occurs, a gradual increase in Roxicodone (Roxycodone) dosage may be required
Roxycodone 30 mg is used for:
Treating moderate to severe pain. It may be used before surgery to sedate the patient and reduce fear. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Roxycodone 30 mg is a narcotic pain reliever. It works in the brain and nervous system to reduce pain.
Do NOT use Roxicodone if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Roxycodone 30 mg
you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days
you are taking buprenorphine, butorphanol, nalbuphine, or pentazocine
you have stomach or bowel blockage or a certain severe bowel motility problems (paralytic ileus)
you have severely slow or difficult breathing, high blood carbon dioxide levels (hypercarbia), or severe asthma, or you are having an asthma attack
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Roxycodone 30 mg:
Some medical conditions may interact with Roxycodone 30 mg. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to any other narcotic pain medicines (eg, morphine, hydrocodone)
if you have a history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung or breathing problems
if you have a history of recent head injury, increased pressure in the brain, growths in the brain (eg, tumors), seizures, or hypercarbia
if you have a certain heart problem (eg, cor pulmonale), low blood pressure, liver or kidney problems, an underactive thyroid, a certain adrenal gland problem (Addison disease), stomach or bowel problems, gallbladder problems, inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), a blockage of the bladder, an enlarged prostate, low blood oxygen levels (hypoxia), curvature of the spine (scoliosis) or the blood disease porphyria
if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, mood or mental problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior
if you have poor health or nutrition, low blood volume, dehydration, severe drowsiness, or stomach pain, or you are in alcohol or other substance withdrawal
if you are taking amiodarone, quinidine, or antidepressants
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Roxicodone. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Anticholinergics (eg, scopolamine), benzodiazepines (eg, alprazolam), cimetidine, MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), muscle relaxers (eg, cyclobenzaprine), other narcotic pain medicines (eg, morphine), phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), sleep medicines (eg, zolpidem), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the risk of side effects such as severe drowsiness, slow or difficult breathing, confusion, severe constipation, trouble urinating, and seizures may be increased
Azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin), or protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir) because they may increase the risk of Roxicodone’s side effects
Buprenorphine, butorphanol, carbamazepine, nalbuphine, naltrexone, pentazocine, phenytoin, or rifampin because the effectiveness of Roxicodone may be decreased
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Roxicodone may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.