Roxicodone better known as roxies on the street are meant to treat moderate to severe pain. Roxicodone can be used before surgery to sedate the patient and to reduce fear. Roxicodone is a narcotic pain reliever. The way Roxicodone works is by dulling the pain perception center in the brain. In high doses, Roxicodone can affect other parts of the body such as the respiratory and circulatory systems also.
Roxies come in pill form and can be crushed and snorted to achieve a quicker effect by those who use the painkiller recreationally or to get “high”. Users can also crush roxies up and “parachute” them. Parachuting roxies means to crush the pill up just as if you were going to snort it but instead to wrap it in a small piece of napkin etc. and swallow it whole. This is also to achieve a quicker effect by those who roxies recreationally. Taking roxies by parachuting or snorting them can be dangerous because of the quicker onset of the drug. Only downfall to parachuting and snorting roxies is the effects of the drug don’t last as long. The main reason that people use roxies recreationally is to feel the intense euphoria or feeling of numbness that it provides. This is regardless of the effects.
Snorting or parachuting roxies can lead to an intense high but it also can lead to more intense effects due to the drug. The effects of snorting and parachuting roxies are but are not limited to constipation, dizziness, itching, vomiting, nausea, drowsiness, and addiction. Other side effects of snorting and parachuting roxies are headaches, weakness, dry mouth and sweating. These effects are very typical to someone who is parachuting or snorting roxies because of the quick onset and short duration. The intensity of the drug being heightened by the route of administration can make many drug users feel this way.
Some of the adverse effects due to snorting and parachuting roxies are:
- Severe constipation
- Irregular breathing
- Severe drowsiness
- Allergic reactions like hives
- Difficulty breathing
- Mood changes and abnormal behavior
Because using roxies by snorting or parachuting them is taking them not as prescribed or directed it is illegal to take them in this manner. It also can lead to more adverse effects as well a heightened risk for addiction. Roxies are highly addictive and cause a lot of damage to an individual’s body. For instance snorting roxies can lead to disintegration of the septum and lead to particles of the pill being inhaled into the lungs. Parachuting roxies while it is taking the drug orally is also crushing the pill so all of it kicks in at once. This can potentially lead to fatal overdose because the intensity of the drug is much stronger when it is crushed up in any capacity.
If an individual gets addicted to roxies through snorting or parachuting they will build a tolerance and that are at a higher risk to begin shooting up or intravenously using roxies. This is when things can get extremely dangerous. If someone is snorting or parachuting roxies chances are they already have a drug addiction problem and will need outside help to stop using roxies. This is because the withdrawal from roxies is so painful many roxy addicts would rather continue using than try to stop. If someone you know is addicted to roxies and is snorting or parachuting them try to get them the help they need.