Can you cut the sublingual film in half if taking the whole thing at once is to much can I cut it n half to lower the dosage?
Hi there! I take the films. I cut my 8mg film in half and take half in morning and half in afternoon. It works fine.
The reason you are not supposed to cut the film is because the medicine is not distributed evenly throughout the strip . All of the buprenorphine can be all on one small area of the film . So you can cut it in half and still be getting the full 8/2 mgs on a single half and the other half will have zero of the active ingredients. I would talk to your health care professional and ask them to supply you with the 2mg/0.5mg films instead of the 8mg/2mg ones . For every 1-8mg strip you would be given 4-2mg strips in its place .
FDA guidelines says not to cut Suboxone film, but I have done it many times with no bad effects. The Suboxone clinic I go to has told me to cut my strips. The smallest you should cut them into is 4 pieces. Make sure to spit when you have the film in your mouth.
Cutting your strips in half is exactly how you move in the direction of getting off of them. It will take your body no more than 2-3 days to adjust to the difference with little to no side effects. This drug is way over prescribed. I started on 8mgs twice a day and it took me years to continue to cut my dose in half. Now I take 1/8 of a 2 mg strip a day. You just have to go at your own pace. You might decide you can’t handle it and you can always just take your normal dose but eventually you will realize you are not going to die and that you can easily reduce down with no problem. Of course I cannot stop taking the damn thing despite multiple doctors telling me I am at a placebo dose.
Yes I have cut 2 mg in half
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