31 Mar 2011
I am answering this question as a health professional with personal experience.
Sublingual medications are absorbed through the oral mucosa (ie the tongue), which most everyone probably knows already. The issue that is not addressed here is that ALL PILLS contain fillers. Fillers are substances that give the pill color, size, and allow it to hold a shape. After 20 minutes (for the tablet), ~90% of the buprenophine is already in your system. What is left behind are fillers, naloxone, and trace amounts suboxone. If you feel like swallowing go ahead. Personally, I spit it out because I get severe headaches when I swallow, but if you don't experience ill effects like I do, go ahead and swallow.
26 Apr 2013
i have been taking subs for 2 years about 2 an 1/2 a day i kno injectin an 8mg of buprenorphine u get 100 percent of it , under your tounge you get 60 percent an sniffing it 30 percent,swollowing one whole alomost 10 if that... so its best to let it sit under your tounge till gone 5-15 or more mins... but in my opinion i feel that cuz i have been takin them so long it takes longer to get through under my tounge an that i have more juice in my mout longer an get temped to swollow..so its takes longer for me... bet to wait til tounge has a tingle iunder it an a little numb that to me mean thats the bup. has went through an just the qrange flavor an filler are left to swollow... also in the early stages..swollowing the juise did make me have a bad headache also was cuz i was on to high of a dose to soon receptors were not used to it... so in all after just the flavor is left swollow!!
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