Will it not work as good, or what? This under the tongue thing, really sucks. These strips are too big.I've been cutting them, but it still kinda sucks.
I dont anything will happen, literally... Both kinds are made to be disolved under the tongue so they seep into the blood stream. Swallowing them bypasses that straight into the stomach. Although I am sure some may get into your blood stream by swallowing them its not nearly the amount u need to do the job... Hence, under the tongue works the best. I know the taste is horrid but... I love wintergreen life savers and when ever I have to take me suboxone tab.. ( never tried the film and wont ) I could bare the taste cause I have been told by someone who has taken both, they all taste gross... Good Luck
Yes, you should take it under the tounge, I used to take the tablets and i recently switched to the films (Insurance). I actually like the films a lot better than the tabs because they disolve much quicker... i know the taste sucks but i got used to it after a while. It helps to drink water before (not during) you take your films so it disolves easily... Good Luck :)
I am probably the only one who prefers the tablet over the film any day of the week. The film would almost make me puke, I'm taking 32mg a day, and I just now got generic tablets hooray! When I was first prescribed the tabs my insurance didn't cover anything and it was choking me out of $1000 a month just for the Suboxone. I found that Butterfinger candy bars work very well at killing the taste.
As others have said no, it will not work as well as it would under your tongue. I'll let you all in on a little trick my doctor told me... you place it under your tongue and then begin to paint the roof of your mouth with your tongue like it's a paintbrush and it dissolves much much quicker.
As far as potency it's almost going to be the same. This goes for most all drugs, the delivery method changes timing and the potency slightly unless you bypass all internal organs and take the drug intravenously. When taking something epidermically or orally it's just basically letting the drug soak in through the skin and ultimately into the blood before just digesting it(which will have an effect.. just not as fast and pronounced more slow acting and long termed). If you don't think this is an educated conclusion.. eat a cigarette patch. I'm sure you'll be fine and not feel any effects. :)
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