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Drug info - Can you swallow Suboxone?

Discussion in 'Buprenorphine' started by Codone, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Codone

    Codone Silver Member

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    Is suboxone ONLY sublingual/nasal or can you just swallow it whole?
     
  2. chillinwill

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    Well anyone can swallow it whole but I think you were referring to if the buprenorphine would still be active if swallowed and my best guess would be very little to none. That's why they recommend that someone take it sublingually instead of just swallowing the pill.
     
  3. Codone

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    Okay, Im still looking for more input here and possibly some links.

    Thanks guys.
     
  4. chillinwill

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    Just a friendly reminder but I am sure this has been covered several times in the several years this forum has been around. Try using the forum search engine and maybe some of the answers you are looking for are already there as people have probably asked the same exact question as you have
     
  5. Codone

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    I couldnt find anything. And the more posts on a forum, the better it is, the more active it is.
     
  6. chillinwill

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    Swim's always heard against doing it from both users and health/legal officials. A lot of it will go to waste and will likely end up hugging the toilet.
     
  8. Codone

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    dude those threads were horrible. one didnt even have replies to it!!

    if anyone has more information, thank you.

    Codone added 0 Minutes and 46 Seconds later...

    thank you for your input. im still looking for more personal info. thanks.
     
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    it would fuck up swiy's stomach, swim has a friend who once did this. And he didn't feel any effects whatsoever.
     
  10. chillinwill

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    And this is my answer still. May I ask why SWIY wants to take the Suboxone orally instead of sublingually?

    Also, for the sake of it, I went and did some easy searching on Google for you and f ound this from Suboxone.com
    Also,
     
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  11. Codone

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    I dont like the taste of it. Also, if I am in a hurry, its difficult to let a pill sit in my mouth for 10-15 minutes. I'd rather wake up, eat my pill, and continue with my morning.

    Thanks for the info guys.


    Also, does anyone know the BIO-AVAILABILITY of suboxone ORALLY?

    Thanks!
     
  12. chillinwill

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    From http://www.naabt.org/education/pharmacoloy_of_buprenorphine.cfm

    And from another forum (can't link to it because of rules)
    And from the same forum
    And just found this as well from http://www.thatspoppycock.com/opiates/buprenorphine.htm
    The table didn't show up right but just go to the link and you can see the table exactly as is
     
  13. Politicalchalk

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    Thanks ChillinWind, you really went to town on looking that info up. My thanks on behalf of the thread-starter.
     
  14. Codone

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    Just in case I didnt say thank you enough? :(

    Thanks again.
     
  15. chillinwill

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    No Problem, glad I could help out
     
  16. mizzdetroit

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    Yes i guess you could swollow it but wouldnt recommend it, when swim was younger she never heard of subs and had come across some, swallowed an 8mg an was so fucking sick....dont do it
     
  17. brettjv

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    The stomach acid and liver destroy the bupe ... don't swallow it whole. Yes, it's inconvenient to hold your spit in your mouth, but it's the only way that works.

    Well, actually, insufflated Subutex works phenomenally, that's pretty much the only way I've taken bupe other than a few times sublingually ... but I can't speak for Suboxone as I've not tried sniffing it. Never even taken a Suboxone tbh. I've heard it's not nearly as good, I'm guessing the naloxone can kick in via that route or something.

    I'd be keen to hear of people's experiences in that regard though ... just to add to to my body of drugging knowledge ;)
     
  18. Sargent Leper

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    Yea, as the others said, it's a sublingual medication. It's absorbed through the veins under your tounge. I've never tried swallowing a buep' myself, but I have however, rushed the process of desolving the pill under my tounge and it really didn't work at all. I know it tastes nasty and takes forever, but it's worth it.
    Have you tried the new strips they have out now? I highly recomend them. They work faster and are far more effective.
    Good Luck
     
  19. Liltony420

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    Wikipedia says most of it is lost to first pass metabolism if taken orally. Could be a metabolite that causes the sickness, just a guess.
     
  20. freebird79

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    I swallow. I do let it sit under my tongue for a few seconds. 10-20 seconds. Then I swallow it cause the taste makes me so sick even ten years later. I too was told it won't work that way, but I can assure you it does work. In fact I once went 3 days with no subs because I didn't think I'd feel sick and I did feel sick on the third day and took my 4mg sub by swallowing after 10 secs and felt 100% better in 10 mins. Maybe I'm a freak of nature, but it does indeed still work. And I've never been sick to my stomach from it.