What is Roxicet?
Roxicet contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of oxycodone.
Roxicet is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Roxicet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use Roxicet if you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other narcotic medications.
Roxicet can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. Use only your prescribed dose, and swallow the tablet whole to avoid a potentially fatal dose. Never share Roxicet with another person.
MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Oxycodone may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother has taken Roxicet during pregnancy.
An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use this medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Roxicet if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or oxycodone, or if:
- you have severe asthma or breathing problems;
- you have a blockage in your stomach or intestines, including paralytic ileus; or
- you have recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers, or other narcotic medications.
Some medicines can interact with oxycodone and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.
To make sure Roxicet is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- any type of breathing problem or lung disease;
- liver disease, cirrhosis, or if you drink alcohol daily;
- a history of drug abuse, alcohol addiction, or mental illness;
- kidney disease, urination problems;
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid;
- a history of head injury, brain tumor, or seizures; or
- if you use a sedative like Valium (diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Tranxene, Versed, Xanax, and others).