What is a roxy pill? Roxicodone is a branded formulation of oxycodone. Roxicodones are prescribed to alleviate severe pain that requires opioid treatment. The medication is typically indicated only when other pain medications have been ineffective or cannot be tolerated. Roxy pills are narcotic analgesics that act on the CNS (central nervous system) to provide pain relief.
Roxicodone is not indicated for short-term pain management like post-surgery recovery or mild pain situations where non-narcotic alternatives are effective. It is not intended for on-demand pain relief.
Long-term use of oxycodone can lead to physical dependence and addiction. That said, those battling chronic pain should not avoid using narcotics to alleviate their discomfort due to concerns about dependence. Mental addiction is unlikely when opioids are used for this therapeutic purpose, but physical dependence can lead to withdrawal symptoms if treatment is abruptly halted. Gradual dose reduction over time before discontinuation typically prevents severe withdrawal effects.
Roxicodone is available in various forms, including extended-release capsules and tablets, regular tablets, a liquid solution, and capsules. The DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) categorizes oxycodone as a Schedule II controlled substance that is available only with a prescription.