It is important to know that when taking Tylox (oxycodone/APAP), addiction is possible (since the drug is a narcotic). Healthcare providers who prescribe this medication watch for certain signs of addiction, such as "doctor shopping," going through prescriptions too quickly, and repeated reports of losing a prescription. Other possible signs of addiction to Tylox include secluded behavior, changes in social circles, and an unexplainable lack of money.
Tylox® (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription pain medication. People can become addicted to Tylox, especially if they have a predisposition to alcohol or drug abuse. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know if you or someone else is addicted to Tylox, since other problems can look like Tylox addiction.
People whose pain is not adequately controlled often display signs that mimic Tylox addiction. For instance, if your prescription is not strong enough for your pain, you may display unusual changes in behavior due to the pain, or you might take your Tylox more frequently than prescribed. If you feel your pain is not adequately controlled, please discuss this with your healthcare provider. If your healthcare provider does not take your pain seriously, seek another medical opinion. However, many people start down the slippery slope of Tylox addiction by using inadequate pain control as an excuse.
Mental illness can also cause symptoms that mimic signs of addiction to Tylox.