Roxicodone: Addiction Effects and Treatment

Roxicodone, also known as "Roxys" or "Roxies," is an instant release prescription opioid prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. 


Roxicodone is a semi-synthetic opioid prescribed when pain is unable to be managed by non-opioid pain relievers. This drug is made with the same active ingredient as OxyContin, however, unlike OxyContin (Oxycodone), it is prescribed for immediate pain relief.

It is classified as a Schedule II narcotic, meaning there is a high potential for abuse that can lead to physical and even psychological dependence.

Roxicodone Use and Withdrawal

Although it can provide instant relief, Roxicodone should not be taken for extended periods of time or without supervision as taking high doses frequently can lead to dependence and tolerance.

Roxidone should be taken orally, but users may snort, inject, or smoke this drug.

Effects of Roxicodone abuse include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Itching
  • Slowed breathing
  • Nausea and stomach pain
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations

Roxicodone abuse effects can vary from person to person, depending on the dosage taken and frequency of intake. Withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, aches and pains, restlessness, and irritability.

Users may find it difficult to stop using Roxicodone as it has the ability to cause physical and psychological dependence, leading to continued use of the drug.


A combination of behavioral therapy and medical detox will help with addiction and dependence. Contact Elan for more information regarding our programs.