My mouth isn't as big as everybody else's. I have trouble with the films but have to get them (cause of the $75 off coupon). When I put the strip in and put my tongue down, it was halfway on the side of my tongue. When I tried to push it over, half of it stuck to my fingernail. I rubbed that on the tip of my tongue underneath. Anyway, I'm pretty sure the whole dose didn't get dissolved under my tongue, in fact found a tiny bit stuck in my tooth. So, am I screwed for the night? OR since it still all got in my mouth and I didn't swallow any undissolved strip should it be OK? Anyone else ever done this?
It should be fine... they are a little tricky sometimes. Been there, done that. Easier if you use tweezers and take a drink of water first next time. No need to panic... Angie
Here's a tip for you. My husband is taking the suboxone films and he folds the film in half and then puts it under his tongue. He was having the same problem as you and he tryed folding it and he said that it still works the same so he does it like this every day.
I must say I’m happy to hear that I’m not the only one who struggles with placing the strip under my tongue. I am scared every time I go to take it because of fear of failure. Are you supposed to but in directly on the underneath of your tongue ( like actually on the tongue ) or are you supposed to place it more under your tongue like on the base of the mouth. I have screwed up so many. I get them on the side of my tongue, ive had them stick to my fingers. I know I’m not doing it right. Please help
You're fine! You mentioned not getting a full dose, No worries as long as it's in your mouth really anywhere & you let it dissolve enough to where you have a tangy, bitter, & numb taste. Good luck
I know this question is super old but I figured I'd post anyway just in case someone has started using Suboxone or the generic version as well. The film strips I have are too big to go under my tongue without it getting stuck on my teeth or sides/top of my tongue. If you can I would suggest putting it on the inside of your cheeks after a sip of water to wet your mouth more OR fold it under your tongue. Or like an answer above cut it in half, take one half and when it dissolves use the other one. Or place one half under your tongue and the other half on the inside or you cheek. I have recently * as of early July 2019 started taking it.
Cut it in half and then quarters. Put one quarter on one side and the other on the other side. So take a half at once. Use scissors to cut it and when you put it in your mouth do so in front of a mirror. If it gets wet at all its acts as tape doing it in the mirror will guarantee you put it where you want it. If you mess up leave it in your mouth anyway even if you have to leave it in your mouth for an hour for it to dissolve that way you dont waste it. Some people put it on the big vein on bottom of tongue some put it above that and then dont put their tongue down at all or for a min so it sticks good before putting their tongue done. Take half and then the other half when your done or after 30 min or so that way if you mess it up atleast your not wasting a hole one when you get the hang of it then do it whole if you prefer.
I am also trying to get use to these films... My dr had me on tablets until my last appt and then without a warning I went to get my script for the more than and walgreens hands me a bottle full of films. I was confused. Called dr and was told EVERYONE WAS SWITCHED.. which i do not believe for 1 second. It is what it is I guess. Now I am trying to figure out which sode of this damn thing I am supposed to put against my tongue?? The shiny side or the tacky feeling side? Does it even matter?
You can try folding your film in half and putting it under that way, since it sticks out. I shove mine back far so it doesn't stick out
I hear you on the films.
I have OFTEN thought whomever invented this film was not thinking it through! Just ARRGH!
Especially when we're having hot n humid weather!
And, with my arthritic hands that DROP things constantly... Alas, I have LOST more than a dose with the films and also have had film stick to my teeth...
Hence looking up this thread.
So, Thank u all for the GREAT answers here.
It was the only place I found an answer to this question!
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.