ROXICODONE Reviews

Average Rating: 3.4 (25 Ratings)

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 2  Spinal Headaches Extreme sleepiness, loss of appetite, dry mouth, shakiness, euphoria and vivid crazy dreams. I just don't feel normal. I am taking this drug after being released from the hospital for complications of a spinal tap. While I was in there I was on a Dilaudid iv dose every 3 hours. I'm not use to taking any type of pain meds besides otc meds so I may just be very sensitive to these strong drugs. At any rate, I do not like it. I will be talking to my neurologist to find out if the other drugs I am taking are just not mixing well with this particular drug. But from the other ratings, I think I'm gonna try and stear clear until they find out what is wrong with me. Helps my pain for 4-5 hours but if I stay awake I am not myself and just feel strange and jittery. Cannot function properly. Definitely would not drive or be able to do my job. F 46 4 days
20 mg
5/15/2016
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 5  Pain associated with arthritis No side effects except less pain and I am able to carry out normal to heavy duty life style at home. But if you run out of this your going to have some Doozie withdrawal symptoms so I suggest not running out and taking as prescribed. If you have another pain issue I would take it up with my doctor before increasing amounts on your own so be sure to let your doctor know up front of any other pain issues so you want run out and get sick. It comes with age and there is no cure so doctors as well need to recognize that were not all addicts here. Some of us can take it and not have any problems while others cant. I further believe a family doctor could write this once an amount has been established and the patient does well but good luck finding a good doctor that will give it to you cause they just are not available. I would definitely recommend this for pain. It works. F 44 2 years
15
2/27/2016
 3  spinal stenosis, disc buldge l4/l5 Drowsiness, euphoria, cravings for sweets, General feeling of wellbeing, constipation. This medicine can be a great one when the doctor prescribing knows what their doing and the patient fully understands the med. this medicine works best for chronic pain when used with a long acting medicine, pain relief usually only lasts 4 hours at the most, dose needs increased pretty regular for it to continue to have the same effect, there's ups and downs to this medicine its almost like a love hate relationship. Caution when used for several weeks to several months it's very possible to experience withdrawals when you do not need it anymore. Your doctor should ween you off. Good med but use with extreme caution. Follow the doctors orders and never take more then prescribed. Make sure you are 100% sure You need to take this med and try to take it short term, it works best that way. F 28 2 years
10 mg
12/30/2014
 4  Chronic Bladder illness/pain Sleepiness, occasional dizziness, constipation Works very well for the pain associated with interstitial cystitis an incurable bladder disease which causes inflammation and bleeding and cracking of the bladder wall. This med gave me back a quality of life after being bedridden for almost a year. Yes you will become dependent if taken regularly but under the supervision of a pain management doctor, I am closely monitored every month. This was more effective for me than many other meds I tried including elavil, tramadol, cymbalta and norco. F 37 1 years
15mg
11/5/2014
 4  Fibromyalgia Very tired. But tired already. Itchy, stomach problems, and gerd. F 53 10 months
15mg.
10/12/2014
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 2  Foot Fracture None I only used this drug for 3 days, so take my review as you will. I broke my foot falling off the last step of the stairs in my house. I didn't even ask the ER doctor for pain meds, but he gave me a prescription anyway. The pain from my foot wasn't bad during the day, only at night when I had to keep my foot elevated. I took 12.5 mg of this and honestly it did nothing for me! I feel like I could get a better effect from drinking a glass of wine! I have heard this is very addicting so I am glad I didn't care for it. Actually what happened is that someone stole half of my bottle, I really don't understand it, why steal from someone else's prescription? I never thought anyone would steal drugs from me, so my advice is to keep this under wraps if you take it, you never know who might come up and steal it from you too! F 33 3 days
10mg 1X AN
4/2/2012
 5  Severe pain from chronic illness Mild constipation. Occasional false sense of well being. That being said, this drug has improved my quality of life, it really helps the pain. I'm very careful to NEVER take more than prescribed after reading some horror stories! F 26 3 weeks
10mg
2/21/2012
 2  lower back pain euphoria, constipation, memory loss, insomnia, irritability, addiction. this medication is extremely addictive. the side effects outweigh the benefits. I would not take this again unless I was dying. M 23 4 months
30 MG 1X D
8/29/2011
 4  Lyme disease widespread pain Noticed even this small dose made me feel jittery. Thought it would pass as time went on. Instead by year 2, severe heart palpitations started, have read this is common w/long term use Used as a breakthrough pain med. Worked well, better than most narcotics especially since Lyme Disease pain is almost impossible to control. No constipation, anyone having constipation on narcotic pain relievers simply need to add Magnesium Citrate at about 600 mg per day. It is estimated 95% of the population is mag deficient anyway and it is water soluble so goes right through you. Too much can cause diarrhea even on narcotic pain meds. It can be purchased at any vitamin store, much safer than rx'd laxatives and helps mildly to relieve muscle twitching and pain too F 47 2 years
5 mg 2X D
2/4/2011
 5  DDD, Spinal Stenosis, Hern. Disc Sleepiness, nausea, loss of appetite, occasional euphoria. This medication has helped a great deal with my pain but the only complaint is that the relief is short-lived... at the most 4 hours. I have tapered off a few times because I don't want to fall victim to an addiction but as long as you are strong-willed and know the dangers of this drug it can improve your quality of living. F 41 8 years
30mg 6X D
8/31/2010
 4  endometriosis Very groggy, dry mouth, warm flushed feeling It works for the pain for about 4 hours then BOOM it disappears and I need more. Only have to take during menstrual cycle. Hard to stop. Made me horribly constipated. Works well on the pain though! F 35 3 months
11/10/2009
 1  back pain This drug is extremely addicting. I was on 8 15 mg tablets a day, along with long-acting morphine and a muscle relaxant. Your body will continually crave more. I was eating them like candy. Trying to titrate down was basically impossible; I began to be afraid that I would die in my sleep. I had no life left. I ended up going to a detox place in Florida to get off the narcotics. I was there for 10 days, and after I got home I was still in major withdrawal, throwing up, hallucinating, everything including water tasted like cigarette ashes. It has been a month and 10 days since getting off that medication, and I am finally getting my life back. The amazing thing is, my back feels better now, without all that stuff. It is completely worth whatever you have to go through to get off this med, but the best idea is to never get on it in the first place. DON'T TAKE THIS MEDICATION! F 53 9 months
9/3/2009
 4  Occiptal and Trigeminal neuralgia Difficulty pooping, general tiredness, and vivid day dreams of my cat flying when 30mg or more is taken at once. The neuralgias set in after they removed a three inch tumor from the base of my skull. I take a stool softener for the poop problem. Rest when I feel tired and laugh like hell when I think I see my cat flying. This med gave me back my life. M 52 14 months
2/7/2009
 3  rheumatoid arth,spondylitis,fibro No side effects that I notice It helps mild to moderate pain if you take 30mg. It does nothing fo severe pain. Enables me to cope with my severe pain 24/7. M 36 1 years
12/20/2008
 3  Pain from Hysterectomy surgery If you are going to go on oxicodone, you need to have some strong self discipline to not run out before your next refill! I have had a LONG and painful recovery from a total abdominal hysterectomy. Horrible addition to this drug now. I am in for a long ride when it is time to quit. I have a very hard time sticking to the doc's rules when it comes to tapering me off of the pills. The drive for the drug is overwhelming. I have run out a few times a day before my next script gets filled and the withdrawel is HELL. Can't get out of bed because you feel like crap. Dizzy and very lightheaded. I get totally and seriously depressed. I feel physically ill. Doc wants to taper me off SLOWLY, but I don't think that is going to work for me. I am way too addicted (and I am STILL in pain from my surgery so they can't take away the meds or I will be suffering with pain that is way to hard to manage with over the counter meds. Oxy causes constipation, anxiety (because for me I At first when I got prescribed the Oxicodone I was excited, because I thought this was supposed to be a really great drug for pain management. WHAT A JOKE. It only controls pain 2-4 hours. Plus they say take 1 or 2 every 4-6. First time you take it you have a great high. After that, just pain management, that doesn't last long and is very hard to stay on top of. Not only that but I get the fun of having my husband trying to steal pills from me here and there and then I end up short before the next refill and the withdrawel for me starts to get really bad in about 7-12 hours. Then you feel sick to your stomach, fatigued, headache, basically your whole body hurts because it is literally aching for the med. And the depression is HORRIBLE. All I do is cry and cry. One because the pain is so bad and 2 because I want the drug so bad that it hurts! I thought it was hard to stop smoking! This is 100 times worse! Now being on this website i have learned that Clonazapam (from the v F 39 7 weeks
10/30/2008
 4  Fibromyalgia Constipation (can be mediated with Colace or Miralax); slight nausea on occasion (can be mediated with Vistaril) The most unfortunate thing about Roxicodone is that it doesn't work for very long. Four hours is about the maximum time between doses (although on rare occasions, some people can get six hours of pain relief from it). It's very inexpensive, which is why I take it instead of the extended-release version (I don't have health insurance). I've taken it off and on since 2002 and have never had an "addiction" issue, and can stop it just by tapering off gradually. My fibromyalgia tends to flare and then subdue, so sometimes I need a narcotic pain med, but sometimes I don't. My current dose of Roxicodone is 15mg every 4 hours. The most inconvenient thing about this med (in my opinion) is that your body develops a tolerance to it quite easily, meaning your dose needs to be increased to continue to be effective. If you take a "drug holiday", or switch to another narcotic for a couple of months, it will solve the problem and you can go back on Roxicodone at a lower do F 41 5 years
9/12/2007
 1  CHRONIC BACK PAIN ADDICTION, CONSTIPATION, WITHDRAWL DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG UNLESS YOU HAVE CANCER!! IT IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!! IF YOU START TAKING IT YOU WILL BECOME DEPENDANT ON IT!! GOING THROUGH THE WITHDRAWLS IS HORRIBLE!! FEEL LIKE A HEROIN ADDICT!! YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES WITH THIS DRUG --1)DEAL WITH YOUR PAIN, EXCERCISE, AND THERAPY OR 2) BE ADDICTED TO A HEROIN LIKE DRUG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. I KEEP TELLING MYSELF I'M GOING TO QUIT AND KEEP TRYING BUT CAN'T DO IT. IT FEELS TOO GOOD!! AND I DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR MONEY TO TAKE 5 DAYS OFF OF WORK TO LAY IN BED GOING THROUGH WITHDRAWLS!!! M 25 12 months
7/13/2007
 4  chronic pain due to accident headache, euphoria, insomnia but enjoyable...didnt care that I couldnt sleep. Hunger as if I had smoked MJ.I recommend Ultram (tramadol) because it it does not have the Spacey or foggy brain side effects. switch to ultram! M 34 5 years
3/29/2007
 5  PLEASURE Slight retardation. ROXANE.... YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY..... YOU DONT HAVE TO TURN ON THE REDLIGHT.... ROXY BABY... M 5 2 months
3/7/2007
 1  Chronic Headachs & Back Constant severe withdrawal syndrome (Unknown until later research revealed the problem) Good medicine for very short time use or terminal cancer Only!!! This medicine was good but had to increase dose to help with the achs and pain it caused . I thought I had a type of drug induced lupus (BP MED) and raynaulds syndrome?? It was actually withdrawal syndrome!!! This is pure hell to come off of I am in the 10 day of withdrawal like heroin detox but last longer !!! Never will touch it again 5 years of hell started 7.5 then 120mg daily M 45 5.5 years
3/7/2006
  

ROXICODONE  (OXYCODONE HYDROCHLORIDE):  This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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