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What is the difference between Roxicodone and Oxycodone?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Aug 06, 2019

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C. Snow

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C. SnowMotivator, MA, California
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Answered on Sep 03, 2019

Oxycodone and Roxicodone are prescription drugs that alleviate the pain that normal pain reliever drugs cannot do. Oxycodone is a strong cough reliever and narcotic pain reliever that is somehow similar to codeine and morphine. It does not eliminate the pain it greatly increases one’s tolerance to the pain; thus, discomfort is lessened. Its side effects are dry mouth, nausea, and sedation, to name a few.

Roxicodone, on the other hand, is a prescription drug to treat moderate to severe pain. This is not to be used for people below 18 years old and people with liver or kidney disease as it can be harmful to one’s health. The side effects of Roxicodone are a slow heart rate, confusion, and shallow breathing. These drugs should not be taken in excess as it can cause dangerous side effects and even death.

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I. KloseAccountant, Franklin
Accountant, Franklin

Answered on Aug 06, 2019

Roxicodone is an opioid analgesic. It is gotten from the opium alkaloid called thebaine. It is a crystalline powder and white in color. It is also odorless. The Roxicodone tablet is an immediate release oral form of oxycodone. It is a brand name of oxycodone. It is often used in the management of severe pain in individuals that need an opioid medication.

Oxycodone is the common name for the medication. It used in the management of severe to severe pain. Oxycodone is also a common component in cough medicine. The side effects of oxycodone include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness and constipation.

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R. Barnes

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R. BarnesAnalyst, PhD, Clinton
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Answered on Jun 03, 2019

There is no big difference between Roxicodone and oxycodone. They are narcotic drugs for a pain reliever. The basic difference between oxycodone and Roxicodone is that, oxycodone is the most common name for the drug, while Roxicodone is just a brand name of the same drug. This means, when you are talking about oxycodone, you are as well referring to Roxicodone. Roxicodone has the same composition as oxycodone.

Oxycodone is used for suppressing pains. And it is also used by those who are coughing because it helps to reduce the pains experienced while coughing. Oxycodone does not stop the sensation of pain but rather reduce its effect. Oxycodone is used to people manage their pains. Oxycodone, however, has some side effects and that's why it is always advised to use the drug with caution. However, oxycodone can cause depression, headache, nausea, it can also depress breathing in old people and this can lead to abnormal heartbeats.

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R. Barnes

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R. BarnesAnalyst, PhD, Clinton
Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered on Jun 03, 2019

Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever that is an opiate agonist. Oxycodone is the active ingredient in many narcotic pain relievers, such as Percocet, Percodan, and OxyContin. OxyContin is the extended release version of Oxycodone. Roxicodone is the brand name for Oxycodone.

Both medications tread severe pain when a narcotic pain reliever is warranted and prescribed with caution. This type of medication is exceptionally habit-forming and should be closely supervised by a medical professional who deals with pain management.

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