Roxicodone:  Side-Effects, Withdrawals, Recovery

Roxicodone (often called “roxies/roxys” or “blues”) is one of the brand names for oxycodone, a powerful opioid prescription painkiller. Roxicodone is prescribed to alleviate pain that cannot be managed by non-opioid pain relievers. Roxicodone addiction treatment is only available through qualified treatment centers like Get Real Recovery.

Withdrawals from Roxicodone Abuse

Someone dependent on Roxicodone will need to continue taking it in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The avoidance of withdrawal symptoms is a significant contributor to continued use and makes it extremely difficult for addicted individuals to stop using.  Get Real Recovery’s board-certified addictionologist may offer anti-craving medication to alleviate some of the acute withdrawal systems. Roxycodone withdrawal can cause extremely uncomfortable and intense flu-like symptoms such as:
Roxicodone Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Sweating
  • Muscle aches
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Watery eyes

Roxicodone Side Effects

Roxicodone produces feelings of pain relief and euphoria but its use is also accompanied by a number of side effects that start off as uncomfortable and with increased use, can become harmful or even fatal. Normal side effects that might occur with prescription use include:1
Roxicodone Side Effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea.
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Stomach pain
  • Alterations in mood
  • Headache
  • Hives/itching
  • Dry mouth

Opioids can be profoundly impairing, and even prescribed use of Roxicodone can be dangerous in certain situations. Coordination and thinking can become severely compromised, putting one at risk of engaging in risky behavior or unsafe handling of machinery (such as a car).

However, the most significant danger Roxicodone poses is a deadly opioid overdose. High doses of Roxicodone can induce respiratory (breathing) depression, full loss of coordination, coma, and even death.1

Roxicodone Addiction Treatment

The pervasive damage caused by drugs like Roxicodone is shocking.  According to the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • In 2014, more than 14,000 people in the U.S. died from overdoses from a prescription opioid-like Roxicodone.
  • From 1999 to 2014, 165,000 people died from prescription opioid overdose.
  • More than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for prescription opioid-related problems every day.
  • About 25% of people prescribed opioids long-term for non-cancer pain will become addicted.

At Get Real Recovery, we understand exactly just how Roxycodone addiction taxes the body, mind and spirit, and everyone around the one addicted to it.  By designing an individualized program, we are able to successfully treat you as a person and not just another addict.


The opioid addiction and overdose crisis may be ruining lives around you and you may not be completely aware of it.  If you’ve lost your self-respect, self-esteem, self-care, or forgotten what it feels like to feel normal, healthy and problem-free, you can make a decision today to change!



  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2016, September 15). Oxycodone.

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