Roxicodone is a narcotic analgesic used to treat or prevent moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking.
What is Roxicodone?
Roxicodone is a narcotic analgesic used to treat or prevent moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Do not take this medicine if you are also taking sodium oxybate or if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (such as phenelzine) within the past 14 days.
Additional monitoring of your dose or condition may be needed if you take barbiturates (such as phenobarbital), cimetidine, mixed agonist/antagonist pain medicines (such as pentazocine), naltrexone, phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine), or rifampin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including liver or kidney problems; gallbladder, pancreas, stomach or bowel problems (such as inflammation); recent surgery; allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of lung or breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis), adrenal gland problems (such as Addison disease), heart problems, low blood pressure, dehydration, low blood volume, certain blood problems (such as porphyria), prostate problems, bladder blockage, underactive thyroid, or seizures. Inform your doctor if you have a history of curvature of the spine, severe drowsiness, head injury, growths in the brain, or increased pressure in the brain. Inform your doctor if you have a personal or family history of mental or mood problems, regular alcohol use, alcohol or other substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts or actions.
Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of alcohol withdrawl, are in poor health, or will be having surgery. Do not take this medicine if you are having an asthma attack. Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have severe asthma, severe lung or breathing problems (such as slow or difficult breathing, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), certain heart problems (such as cor pulmonale), alcohol intoxication, delirium caused by alcohol withdrawal, severe drowsiness, current brain injury, growths in the brain, increased pressure in the brain, or severe diarrhea or other bowel problems caused by antibiotic use or food poisoning.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine. Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor.