How should I take Suboxone?
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Use dry hands when handling Suboxone.
Place the sublingual tablet or film under your tongue.
Allow the medicine to dissolve slowly.
Do not chew or swallow it whole.
If you switch between medicines containing buprenorphine, you may not use the same dose for each one.
Follow all directions carefully.
Do not stop using Suboxone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.
You will need frequent blood tests to check your liver function.
All your medical care providers should know that you are being treated for opioid addiction,
and that you take Suboxone.
Make sure your family members know how to provide this information in case they need to speak for you during an emergency.
Never crush or break a Suboxone sublingual tablet to inhale the powder or mix it into a liquid to inject the drug into your vein. This practice has resulted in death.
Store this medicine in the foil pouch at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Discard an empty pouch in a place children and pets cannot get to.
Keep track of your medicine. Suboxone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using it improperly.
Do not keep leftover opioid medication.
Just one dose can cause death in someone using this medicine accidentally or improperly.