What is Roxicodone used for?
Roxicodone 5mg is an opioid medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain. This drug works in the brain, affecting the chemicals to change how the body reacts and feels pain.
This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone 5mg belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
How to use Roxicodone
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Roxicodone 5mg and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
As directed by your doctor, take this medication by mouth. It is okay to take this drug with or without food. Taking this drug with food may help if you have nausea. It may be helpful to ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to reduce nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with little head movement).
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Measure the dose carefully if you are using the liquid form of this medication. Using a household spoon may result in incorrect doses. If you are not sure how to measure or check the dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your medical condition and response to treatment determine the dosage. Don’t increase your dose, take the medication more often, or take it for longer than prescribed. When directed, stop taking the medication properly.
Medications that relieve pain are most effective when taken at the first sign of pain. Medication may not work as well if you wait until your pain has worsened.
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