What is Roxanol and how is it used?
Roxanol is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of moderate-to-severe acute and chronic pain in opioid tolerant patients. Roxanol may be used alone or with other medications.
Roxanol belongs to a class of drugs called Opioid Agonist.
It is not known if Roxanol is safe and effective in children younger than 18 years of age.
What are the possible side effects of Roxanol?
Roxanol may cause serious side effects including:
- slow heart rate,
- weak or shallow breathing,
- breathing that stops during sleep,
- chest pain,
- fast or pounding heartbeats,
- extreme drowsiness,
- loss of appetite,
- worsening tiredness or weakness,
- muscle stiffness,
- loss of coordination, and
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Roxanol include:
- stomach pain,
- sweating, and
- feelings of extreme happiness or sadness
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Roxanol. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.