How to Take Suboxone Correctly

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Suboxone is a medication prescribed for patients who have an opoid dependence. Opiates, including morphine, codeine, methadone, fentanyl and others, are highly addictive drugs. Suboxone helps with opiate dependency by releasing dopamine, which helps the patient wean off opiates.

Things You'll Need

  • Suboxone
  • Water

Obtain a prescription from your physician for Suboxone. You will need to tell your doctor about any opioids you are taking. Your doctor will most likely require a urine test to confirm your drug usage. You may also have to take a blood test to determine if you have any medical issues that may interfere with Suboxone usage.

Schedule your doctor's visit for a time when you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms. By being in withdrawal, taking Suboxone will make you feel better. If you are not in withdrawal, Suboxone will make you feel worse because of the way it works on the brain receptors. Your first dose of Suboxone will be given to you at the physician's office. The amount given will be determined by your withdrawal symptoms.

Drink some water, prior to taking Suboxone, to wet your mouth and help the Suboxone tablet or tablets dissolve more easily.

Place the Suboxone tablet under your tongue. Lean your head forward to help the tablet dissolve. If you are taking two tablets, put one under the right side of your tongue and one under the left side. If you are taking more than two tablets, wait for the first two to be dissolved and then take more.

Allow about 5 to 10 minutes for tablet absorption. Do not swallow the tablets whole or chew them.

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