The fact that Roxicet is a prescription drug does not make it less addictive than other narcotic substances. In fact, many patients have the misconception that the drug is not addictive because of the mere fact that it is a prescription drug. This causes some users to be oblivious to signs of addiction, while others may know they have a problem, but remain in denial. The following are some signs that should alert you that you have become addicted to this medication.

The first indication of addiction is development of cravings. The patient starts developing a compulsive desire to take another dose not long before their next dose is due. This prompts the patient to start looking for the drugs in advance. Some users may fall into the habit of taking the drug in larger quantities and more often than they are supposed to according to their prescription. When this happens, a pattern of abuse is emerging. Eventually, addicted users may find themselves taking risks in an attempt to acquire a larger supply of the drug.

As the body develops tolerance to the drug, its efficacy may drop, causing the abuser to increase the amount of drug used and the frequency of administration. The regular amount of the dose supplied by the doctor becomes inadequate, thereby leading the abuser to buy drugs from the street or engage in doctor-shopping to obtain multiple prescriptions. In many cases, patients assume that the pain is increasing if they are using the drug to treat pain.

Roxicet Addiction Signs

Addicts may also exhibit changing behavior patterns, such as developing the tendency to engage in risky activities which they may not have got involved with in their right mind. Extreme mood swings may also be expected. At one moment the patient may be social and jovial, suddenly becoming irritable and potentially violent. Some may contemplate suicide or find themselves becoming aggressive and causing harm to others.

An addicted user may find themselves having financial problems for no apparent reason. They may begin asking for salary advances and loans from their friends, which they may not even be capable of paying back. Increasing financial strains cause addicts to start engaging in dishonesty, corruption and crime in an effort to get money to acquire more drugs. Neglecting family and being incapable of holding a regular job is another common problem.

If you suspect someone you know is developing a pattern of substance abuse or addiction, be on the lookout for signs such as reduced psychomotor ability. This problem can be characterized by uncoordinated movement, blurred vision, slurred speech and lack of concentration. Activities that may require high coordination such as driving and operating machinery become difficult and sometimes impossible to accomplish.

Reduced sex drive is also a major problem that is caused by reduced production of testosterone. A user addicted to the substance may also exhibit signs such as bad-smelling breath, sweat, and clothing odors.

Use of the drug extending for a period longer than the recommended time indicates that the patient is addicted. Stopping the drug use leads to development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be a great problem requiring the help of medical professionals who can guide the user on ways to gradually reduce their dosage.

Other warning signs include development of anorexia and amnesia characterized by confused thought patterns. Allergic effects such as development of rashes and itching may also develop from the condition. Upset stomach, nausea, constipation and vomiting for no apparent reason are other signs that should warn you that an individual is addicted to the substance.

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