When To Take Suboxone Doses [SIMPLE GUIDE]

When you are prescribed Suboxone your physician or pharmacist will thoroughly educate you about this powerful opioid.

This drug consists of naloxone and buprenorphine, which work together to block opioid effects. In order to combat your heroin or cocaine addiction, you will need all the help that you can get.

Below you will find some very important information about this wonderful opiate addiction therapy.

Initial Maintenance Dose

Suboxone is administered sublingually (under the tongue). Your physician will decide whether the tablet or film is suitable for your needs. If you are prescribed the tablet, the initial maintenance dose is 16/4 milligrams, but over time the dose will gradually be titrated to the maximum amount.

The maximum maintenance dose is normally 24/6 milligrams daily. It has been scientifically demonstrated that higher doses are no more effective, so this is most often the dose that is administered to opiate addicts.

Sublingual Film

The initial Suboxone dose, when administered in sublingual film form is 2 mg/0.5 mg.

The physician will gradually increase the dose in 2-4 mg increments. The maximum dose should be not higher than 12 mg/3 mg daily. Never alter the film, by chewing it because this can lead to overdose or death.


Overdosing potentialities with Suboxone is very high, but under-dosing can decrease the effects of the addiction therapy.

Many individuals will try to wean themselves off of Suboxone because they tire of taking the drug daily. It is important that you follow the directions thoroughly and never take it upon yourself to decrease or increase the maintenance dose.

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David Warren is a pharmaceutical specialist that dispenses prescription medication on a daily basis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1991. With over 50 publications on medication-related and pharmacy topics, David has been able to share his experiences and knowledge with others. David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.


  1. It is sounds good like consult with your doctor because everyone is having different health conditions. Dosage also most important while taking this suboxone so try to take suboxone based on your doctor prescribed dosage.

  2. Initially I am using 50 grams of tegretol, 25 gram of valium and 1 gram of kratom so I totally addict to this drug. But my doctor said it is not good for your health and if you are using this drug continuously then it is harmful to your health. As well as he is also providing suggestion to my problem that it suboxone film. He prescribed this drug for two to four grams but not more than that. So I continuously using this drug and now I am slowly relive from my drug addict problem. I think it is the amazing pill because it is providing instant result.

  3. Suboxone is helpful to treat then drug addiction and my husband also addict to heroin so I consult with my doctor about suboxone film. My doctor said it is good for health but your husband has to take less amount of suboxone.

  4. Is suboxone safe for using pregnancy time? I think it is safe for health but consulting with your doctor is the best choice because you have to consider about your child and your health. But I am quite sure about it is safe for health because most of the doctors are suggesting this pill during pregnancy. So it is completely safe your child health but consult with your doctor about dosage.

  5. One of my friend abuse drug and now he is in final stage of life so we are consulting with my doctor about this problems. He said I think that guy was in serious conditions so try suboxone which is helpful to solve your problems. So he is taking this pill continuously but in over dosage but my doctor told try to take two to four gram. Now he is leading a happy life because it is helpful to solve drug addiction problem. I am really wondered because it is providing instant result to his life definitely it is the amazing one.

  6. I am having severe chronic pain because of using heavy drug seriously I can’t able to handle my pain. Immediately I consult with my doctor about my chronic pain and I informed my doctor that I need immediate pain relive. He prescribed suboxone and I continuously take this supplement now I am free from this pain. It is providing more strength and it is not offering side effects to my health.

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