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Long Term Effects of Roxy Addiction

Roxicodone is a prescription semi-synthetic opiate with highly addictive properties. With many street names this drug is often referred to as ‘Roxy’s’ or ‘Roxi’ and as a Schedule II narcotic is typically prescribed by doctors to immediately relieve chronic pain, from moderate to severe, by affecting areas of the central nervous system of the body. Roxicodone contains the same active ingredient as OxyContin or Oxycodone, but Roxicodone is designed and distributed in an immediate-release tablet, unlike OxyContin which is used for consistent pain relief. Those who use Roxicodone receive an immediate rush, which makes it more popularly abuse. Given the nature of this prescription painkiller there are many long term effects of Roxy addiction ranging from recognizable symptoms to severe disease and death.

Long Term Effects of Roxy Addiction: Symptoms

The long term effects of Roxy addiction range in severity and can affect each individual differently, especially depending on the method which the user takes the substance. Long term effects of Roxy addiction

  • Increased tolerance
  • Decreased level of testosterone for men
  • Enlargement of the prostate for men
  • Excessive sweating
  • Swelling in the arms and legs
  • Chronic constipation
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Sinusitis
  • Respiratory distress

Long Term Effects of Roxy Addiction: Withdrawal

The long term effects of Roxy addiction also include a list of painful and problematic withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Chills and goose bumps
  • Intense anxiety

Long Term Effects of Roxy Addiction: Serious Health Risks

Cardiovascular Damage is another part of the long term effects of Roxy addiction which is primarily due to injecting the substance. This list includes:

  • Endocarditis — Heart infection
  • Scarred and/or collapsed veins
  • Blood vessels clogged by foreign particles, causing cell death

There are other types of infections that are typically due to injecting the drugs as a result of long term effects of Roxy addiction:

  • Boils and abscesses
  • Soft-tissue infections
  • Systemic infections (bacteremia or sepsis)
  • Viruses
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis B and C

Long term effects of Roxy addiction also create other forms of organ damage and disease. The substance has a great deal of effect on the body over long periods of time that can become chronic and fatal conditions.

  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis

Then there is a great deal of danger during a pregnancy for those suffering from the long term effects of Roxy addiction. Not only does abusing this substance create serious health risks for the individual who has developed their habit and tolerance, long term effects of Roxy abuse also hurt a potential child. These dangers to a pregnancy include:

  • Miscarriage
  • Premature delivery
  • Stillbirth of pregnancies
  • Addicted newborns
  • Greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

One of the worst long term effects of Roxy addiction is how the dependency persistently increases the longer an individual uses the substance, and this ultimately creates more and more risk for the other long term effects of Roxy addiction to develop, and increased the risk for death.

When using painkillers and other narcotics like Roxicodone for extended period of time, the body needs higher and higher doses of the drug to get a similar effect. This increase in dose makes it easier to overdose, and quickens the pace at which the organs and other parts of the body are damaged by the drug abuse.

The abuse of prescription painkillers like Roxicodone and other opiates is becoming more and more wide-spread and dangerous than ever. If you or someone you love is struggling with opiate dependency, substance abuse or addiction, please call toll-free 1-800-951-6135

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