This is my 2nd day on Suboxone, and I feel great. But before I take today's dose, I wanted to know whether it's better to take it on an empty stomach or not? I can't believe it's been 3 days since my last oxy, and I have no cravings or Wd symptoms. For anyone considering taking subs for a short time, do it. It's a miracle.
Should I take Suboxone on empty stomach?
Question posted by Floridaliving on 7 March 2012
Last updated on 11 September 2022 by trinoavella
I have just started taking Suboxone film strips where 8mg/2mg buprenorphine/nalaxone once per day and it has completely saved me from the horrible withdrawals I have experienced after not taking my oxycodone for a few days. So far it has been the best decision I have ever made. I used to take 10-20 mg of oxycodone per day and everyday i ended up needing so much more And it was terrible. Not because I hated taking it but because I just couldn’t get enough of it and I would run out. But with Suboxone it’s the complete opposite. You find the dose that works for you and it lasts you all day even more. I completely love it so much more than having to constantly want more and more and then run out of the oxycodone. It was torture because they wouldn’t fill it in time and or I was flagged as a “misuse” asshole at the pharmacies. So this is so much better.
I agree, it really doesn't matter because it's being absorbed in the mouth. However, since it is an opiate some people experience nausea after taking it. In that case being on a full or empty stomach may matter. But most people don't get nauseous.
I want to alert you about 2 things to watch out for. One is most people don't drink enough water while on Sub. I always drank plenty of water, but on Sub I can go days without drinking plain water. This makes constipation worse, and we almost all get constipated on Sub. So force yourself to drink water.
The 2nd issue is many of us develop a sweet tooth addiction we never had before. Usually this includes something with chocolate. When I first went on Sub all I ate for 3 months was chocolate chip cookies. And I do mean that was all I ate. I had no appetite for anything else. I've also heard of people who ate nothing but Milk Duds, or Snickers and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Like I said, I don't mean they ate some candy and other foods. I mean all they ate for weeks or months was the cookies or chocolate candies. If you allow this to happen to yourself it becomes another addiction you have to break, and it isn't easy. So do yourself a favor, and don't let it happen.
I'm glad you're doing well on Sub. It is better than the nightmare world of active opiate addiction.
hi Floridaliving,suboxone is absorbed sublingual them 2 big vains under your tongue. so eating does not effect it in any way. BUT, there's always a but,if you are loosing your appetite after you take then then eat first.unless your trying to loose weight. film or tablets are taken the same way. hold your head tilted down so you don't swallow before it is absorbed... subzero58
I don't think it matters if your tummy is empty or not. For me, I lost way too much weight while on Suboxone. It was to the point of causing low blood pressure I got so skinny. It supressed my appetite quite a bit so I did better eating before my dose in the morning. But, if it's not giving you any problems, it shouldn't matter.
Honestly, it does not matter. I take it when i wake up usually or early in the day so its easier to dissolve. Make sure your mouth is salivated. I always wish wash water around for a few minutes beforehand. IMPORTANT: Take at the same time everyday to prevent symptoms.
- Suboxone uses and safety info
- Suboxone prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Suboxone (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.