Can I take 12 mg of Suboxone?

Can I take 12 mg of Suboxone?

Any time Suboxone is taken in doses higher than prescribed, or if it is taken in between doses, it is considered misuse. If a prescription calls for one 12 mg/3 mg film strip to be taken once per day and the person takes two at a time or takes an extra one that day, this is abuse.

How much of Suboxone strip should I take?

The recommended target dosage of SUBOXONE sublingual film during maintenance is 16 mg/4 mg buprenorphine/naloxone/day as a single daily dose. Dosages higher than 24 mg/6 mg daily have not been demonstrated to provide a clinical advantage.

How long does it take to taper off Suboxone?

Suboxone is used to help wean people off stronger opioids, such as heroin, but it can cause a dependence itself as well. Suboxone withdrawals can take a long time, with withdrawal symptoms starting 12-48 hours after the last dose and lasting up to 20 days. It is advised to taper off of suboxone slowly, day by day.

What do you need to know about Suboxone sublingual film?

SUBOXONE® sublingual film contains buprenorphine, a partial‐opioid agonist, and naloxone, an opioid antagonist, and is indicated for treatment of opioid dependence. (1) SUBOXONE sublingual film should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that includes counseling and psychosocial support.

When to take Suboxone for buprenorphine monotherapy?

• For patients dependent on methadone or long‐acting opioid products, induction onto sublingual buprenorphine monotherapy is recommended on Days 1 and 2 of treatment. (2.3) • For maintenance treatment, the target dosage of SUBOXONE sublingual film is usually 16 mg/4 mg as a single daily dose.

When to take Suboxone for opioid withdrawal?

(2.3) To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact • For patients dependent on short‐acting opioid products who are in opioid withdrawal; on Day 1, administer up to 8 mg/2 mg SUBOXONE sublingual film (in divided doses). On Day 2, administer up to 16 mg/4 mg of SUBOXONE sublingual film as a single dose.

How many Suboxone strips should I take per day?

For a patient taking two 8 mg strips daily, the next step might be switching to one 8 mg film and three 2 mg films. That adds up to 14 mg. If you pay for your medication, you will end up paying more money for this reduction in dosage.

Is it OK to taper Suboxone by 1 mg?

Many patients find reducing Suboxone by 1 mg at a time to be more comfortable and sensible. They are able to better tolerate reductions with minimal side effects. Of course, a taper in 1 mg increments is impossible with Suboxone films without being willing to split the films.

How much buprenorphine is in a Suboxone film?

Suboxone films are available with 12 mg, 8 mg, 4 mg, and 2 mg of buprenorphine, the main ingredient. Unfortunately, most pharmacies do not routinely carry all strengths of the buprenorphine/naloxone strips. The most common strengths that you will find at pharmacies are the 8 mg and 2 mg films.

Are there any generic Suboxone strips in the US?

We have received over 300 posted comments regarding generic Suboxone films over the past 9 months (multiple posts) from people all over the U.S. and Canada. Each have shared their experience in taking Dr. Reddy’s, Alvogen, Sandoz and possibly other generic brand Suboxone strips.