What are possible side effects of Roxicodone?

You might experience any one of a variety of side effects if you're taking the prescription pain medication Roxicodone (oxycodone), including:

  • gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea, vomiting and constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • dry mouth
  • light-headedness
  • drowsiness
  • flushing, sweating or itching
  • muscle weakness
  • headache
  • mood swings
  • shrunken eye pupils or red eyes

These side effects are usually manageable, but if any persist or become serious, call your doctor. You should also contact your doctor if you develop any of these more serious side effects:

  • rapid or slow heartbeat
  • difficulty breathing or slowed breathing
  • hives or skin rash
  • swollen face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
  • hoarseness or difficulty swallowing
  • hallucinations or confusion
  • seizures
  • dizziness, fainting or loss of consciousness

Following your doctor's instructions when using Roxicodone can help lower your risk of side effects.

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