Originally Posted by Swing
hit up the pharmacy the pharmacist said that most of his patients have bought the film once and then returned back to regular suboxone
or bupe. Swim immediately knew why because everybody wants to inject thier subutex
I wouldn't be so sure about that -
Though I know that first-hand experience doesn't count as gospel, I was switched from generic buprenorphine
to brand-name Suboxone strips (a requirement of being on Reckitt-Benkiser's patient-assistance program...yes, this program still
exists for patients without insurance, though the company suspiciously no longer advertises it) and I'm not abusing the meds.
While I agree with other posters claims that the strips, when used as directed, are
more efficient than the tablets. But I've personally found them very
difficult to use. And, in fact, had sought out this thread looking for advice on taking the film.
Though I'm still getting used to them, I've had three dissolve all over my fingers and accidentally swallowed two. Losing all the benefits. Plus, I used to discreetly slip a pill in my mouth on the bus instead of grappling with a package boldly printed with SUBOXONE
- great, when you're trying to hide a heroin
Wandering around the internet, I stumbled upon this forum [just tried to link to it and failed - it's called suboxforum and the thread I wanted to post was called, "How do you take your Suboxone Films," describing various attempts to take the films, as well as some discussion on the difficulty of this method of administration.]
Patients requesting a return to tablets may not be looking to inject their drugs
but, in fact, wishing to return to an easier and less stigmatizing method of taking their legitimate medication.
Update: Shoot - I just realized this thread seems to have ended months ago! Sorry if this is a moot point by now!