Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid addiction. To take it safely and effectively, follow prescription instructions, take it at the same time every day, allow it to dissolve, avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes, store it properly, and talk to your doctor about any side effects.
Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid addiction. It comes in the form of a tablet or film that is placed under the tongue or inside the cheek to dissolve. Here are some tips on how to take Suboxone safely and effectively:
- Follow the prescription instructions: Suboxone should only be taken as directed by a medical professional. Follow the dosage and timing instructions carefully.
- Take it at the same time every day: Consistency is important when taking Suboxone. Try to take it at the same time each day to keep the medication at a steady level in your system.
- Allow it to dissolve: Suboxone should be placed under the tongue or inside the cheek and allowed to dissolve completely. Do not chew, swallow, or spit out the medication.
- Avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes: It's important to avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes after taking Suboxone. This will allow the medication to be absorbed into your system properly.
- Store it properly: Keep Suboxone in a cool, dry place and away from children and pets. Do not share your medication with others.
- Talk to your doctor about any side effects: Suboxone can cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, and constipation. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stephan Loyd further explains how to take suboxone properly in this video. How to take Suboxone (buprenorphine)