If a person is showing signs of addiction to Roxicet, he or she may display unusual changes in mood or behavior, or go through a prescription too quickly. Roxicet is a type of narcotic, which is why it is considered a highly desired drug of abuse. You should seek help if you believe you or someone else may be showing signs of addiction.
An Overview of Roxicet AddictionRoxicet™ (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription pain medication that contains oxycodone, a potent narcotic. As a narcotic, it is a highly desired drug of abuse, and people may become addicted to Roxicet. However, signs of Roxicet addiction may be difficult to distinguish from other problems, such as inadequate pain control.
Is It an Addiction to Roxicet or Something Else?If your pain is not adequately controlled, you might display signs that mimic an addiction to Roxicet. For instance, if your Roxicet dosage is not strong enough for your pain, you may display unusual changes in behavior due to the pain, or you may take the medication more frequently (or at higher dosages) than prescribed. If you feel your pain is not adequately controlled, please discuss this with your healthcare provider. If your healthcare provider does not seem to take your pain seriously, seek a second opinion. However, many people start down the slippery slope of becoming addicted to Roxicet by using inadequate pain control as an excuse.
Common Signs of Roxicet AddictionMost healthcare providers that prescribe or dispense Roxicet watch for certain signs of addiction, such as:
- "Doctor shopping," which is seeing several different healthcare providers to obtain Roxicet prescriptions or switching from one provider to another
- Going through Roxicet prescriptions too quickly
- Repeated reports of losing a prescription, having a prescription stolen, or needing a prescription early to go on vacation
- Having a specific "favorite" narcotic drug (such as Roxicet), and nothing else will do (or reporting "allergies" to all other alternatives).
Also, most cities and towns have at least one healthcare provider known for giving out narcotics too easily. Whether or not it is actually the case, if you go to such a healthcare provider, your pharmacist (and other healthcare providers) will suspect you might have an addiction problem.
Friends and family can also keep an eye out for other signs of Roxicet addiction, such as:
- An unexplainable lack of money
- Changes in social circles, such as abandoning good friends and replacing them with new ones
- Secluded behavior, often needing to spend large amounts of time alone
- Stealing, lying, or other dishonest behavior
- Unexplained changes in mood or behaviors.
There are also physical symptoms of an addiction to this medicine. However, these symptoms are nearly impossible to distinguish from the normal symptoms of simple Roxicet dependence, which will occur with all cases of long-term Roxicet use (including legitimate, non-abusive Roxicet use).