Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
suboxone. How many hours before taking the first pill?
I have a Oxy. problem. I weened myself down from about 300mg a day to forty then ran into a brick wall. Friend gave me Suboxone. Told me it worked for him. The question is how many hours do I have to wait before takeing the first pill. I read somewhere that 12 hours was about right. At this point I will take all advice. Thanks a bunch.
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
147172 tn?1226761778
A doctor I spoke to told me 8 hours, however, I heard that in order for it to be most effective you need to take it while in total withdrawal in order for it to have the full effect.  I would wait until I couldn'tbear it no more.
Also, it's not a one time thing.  It's my understanding that it's a maintenance drug.
Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
exactly. you must be in full withdrawral before taking the suboxone because it has an 0piate blocker in it wich will send you into majar withdrawls if you take it too soon..so my advice is wait long as you can and get sick as can possibly bare before putting that suboxone under your toungue
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
If you are down to only 40 mg's I suggest that you break the suboxone into half or 4ths because you wont need that much to get you through the withdrawal and also you might need a couple to totally kick the habit.  Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
what is the best plan for suboxone, i have heard the withdrawals are worse than coming off opiats.  I took as many as 5 30 mg hydrocodone a day and am down to 1/3 of a pill every eight hours.  Should i ween the hydro problem or take suboxone.  Any advise....I have an appointment tuesday for suboxone but would like to avoid it
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
Top Addiction Answerers
4522800 tn?1470329434
Blank
VICourageous
ID
Avatar m tn
Blank
gnarly_1
phoenix, AZ
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356
495284 tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah
City of Dominatrix, MN
3197167 tn?1348972206
Blank
clean_in_ks
KS
Avatar f tn
Blank
jifmoc
los angeles, CA