Does Suboxone Show Up On Drug Test?

If you are currently taking Suboxone and are scheduled for an upcoming drug test, you may be concerned about whether the drug will be detected.

Suboxone is prescribed to treat opiate addiction.

Unlike methadone, which is highly managed by a professional clinic, you will receive your prescription for the entire month so that you can administer it properly. It is not unusual for a clinic to drug test their clients to make sure they are taking the drug.

5-10 Panel Drug Test

Suboxone can only be detected in Suboxone or buprenorphine drug tests.

Most 5-10 panel drug tests only detect pure opiates such as heroin, and since Suboxone is a synthetic drug, it will not be detected.

Detection Period

Suboxone can be detected in a Suboxone/buprenorphine urine drug test for 2-4 days after the last dose was taken. It does not matter if the drug is in the form of a tablet or film. If you plan a pre-scheduled drug test, you should speak with your physician if you have any positive testing concerns.

Verify Drug Test Type

Before you agree to submit to any drug test, you should take the time to request the type of drug test that is going to be administered. There is an unlimited variety of drug tests that are utilized for random testing. Health tests will not detect Suboxone, so you do not have to worry when submitting to a cholesterol, thyroid, or HIV test.

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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. The people who have decided to use the Suboxone for your addiction recovery treatment can order for the lab test currently even though you have any level of addiction problem. According to your current health condition and other issues, one can apply for the panel of tests in the court. According to my opinion, it is always better testing the results of the Suboxone medicine before start using it in the regular manner.

  2. As a health care provider, I suggested this Suboxone drug to my patients who are all suffering from the problem of opioid addiction to recover their problems. I have been more than 6 years in the addiction recovery field and I did a lot of tests and researches on this particular Suboxone strips. It is completely the best and effective type of medicine to easily and quickly recover you from the addiction.

  3. I was on suboxone for 5 years, I took it because I had been on pain meds for over 10 years & I just couldn’t stop without getting sick. I was prescribed suboxone by a pain management Doctor, she said that it was currently being used for pain management as well. I have chronic pain, osteoporosis & old back & neck injuries. I did not get any relief from the pain with the use of suboxone. When I tried to wean myself off of it, I felt like I was dying. I had tried a few times during the 5 years I was taking it. My blood pressure went through the roof! I had to go to the ER because I thought I was having a heart attack! When the ER Doctor found out I was trying to wean myself off of suboxone, I was treated like a drug addict. He embarrassed me in front of several nurses as I tried to explain to him that my pain management doctor had me on it for chronic pain. All I wanted was to be treated for the high blood pressure & go home. It was an awful experience.

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