I don't think you need to wait at all, because it isn't supposed to be going through your stomach. The Buprenorphine in that strip is either absorbed in your mouth or not at all. Weren't you told all this?
You also don't really want to be swallowing your saliva as you dissolve the film. Spit it out. Hold it in your mouth 1 - 3 minutes if you can, but then spit it out. Your saliva contains the Naloxone, and you don't want that to get into you. It will make you feel sick. One advantage the Films are supposed to have over the pills is you get less Naloxone tainted saliva in your mouth.
To answer your original question, I'd say 30 minutes is more than enough time to wait. The only reason you may even wait at all is to allow your mouth to absorb any of the drug that still there.
I'd still rise my mouth before I drink anything. Most people don't feel the Nalox they absorb, but some do. I did. So I say spit, rinse, wait 15 - 30 minutes, and then eat or drink as desired.
Actually,it's still absorbing into your body even after the film is gone. You'll know you need to wait a bit longer if there's still a thick coat of the medicine mixed with your saliva still under your tongue or on your cheeks. Sit down and lean over and let your saliva gather in your cheeks(as you're sitting upright , lean forward and tilt your head down) for 5 minutes at least. I do it until I don't taste it in my mouth anymore... but 5 minutes should do. Then spit it out. Rinse and eat.
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