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Unread 09-09-2008, 02:49 AM   #1
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Exclamation What happens if you swallow Suboxone?

I was talking to my roommate wile my pill was dissolving under my tongue. It either dissolved really fast, fell out, or I swallowed what was left of the half dissolved pill. I can't see it on the floor so I don't think it fell out. I know at least some of it dissolved. If I swallowed it before it dissolved does that mean I got the whole dose, and would there be unwanted effects? Should I assume I had my whole dose, or take 2mg extra just in case?
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Unread 09-09-2008, 03:51 AM   #2
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From what I understand, taken orally it simply doesn't absorb worth a crap. I'm sure it wont hurt you but its given sublingually because of its poor absorption and rapid 1st pass metabolism when taken orally. I know when I swallow too much of the juice when its dissolving I get nauseous. Thats probably all you will have to worry about. I'm not sure about naloxone's absorption orally, its very poor sublingually which is why its effects are negligable when taken that way but I wonder if you might absorb more of the naloxone if you swallow it.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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Hi princenamor, both buprenorphine and naloxone have poor bioavailability in the GI tract. You may get some benefit, but not nearly as much as when taken sublingually.

Did you notice any difference? Did you have to take 2mg more?

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Unread 09-10-2008, 04:34 AM   #4
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I read that it is only 20% as bioavailable in the GI tract compared to Sublingually.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 05:09 AM   #5
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Like a month ago I actually swallowed my entire 8mg pill of sub! I thought it was my vitamin B pill....I keep them together sometimes and just grabbed it without looking! Dumbass here, i know. Anyway, I really did not even get a stomach ache from the pill, as I was worried about it somewhat. I did dose 4mg extra sublingually right after I realized I swallowed the 8mg.... and I never felt weird or anything.

Who knows, stupid sub!
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Unread 09-10-2008, 08:29 AM   #6
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I read that it is only 20% as bioavailable in the GI tract compared to Sublingually.
It's actually only about 10% bioavailable because of the high first pass metabolism reaction. So if you are certain you swallowed it, I would definitely at least take half your normal dose sublingually right away or this has happened to me before when I break it up in pieces to help dissolve quicker and I think to myself "It could have never dissolved that fast, I must have swallowed it!", but depending on how much saliva is in your mouth, how dry or wet it is, what you just ate, how constricted or dilated your blood vessels in your mouth are, it can dissolve very fast, especially when broken up.

So it's really up to you to make the choice in the end. But if you are certain you swallowed, I would dose at least half your normal dose sublingually right away, but if you are unsure, you probably took it the correct way, just got side-tracked by conversation.

Take care and be safe!

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Unread 09-10-2008, 08:31 AM   #7
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If you swallow Sub your wasting your money and not finding your true lowest possible dose. Just take it as directed and do things correctly.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 09:04 AM   #8
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If you swallow Sub your wasting your money and not finding your true lowest possible dose. Just take it as directed and do things correctly.
By reading the original post, I really don't think that he [the original poster] actually MEANT to SWALLOW the dose, he just thought it may have happened pre-maturely while he was being distracted via conversation with a friend. That's all. I think everyone LEGALLY on Suboxone knows, or should know that swallowing it is a waste because of the poor bioavailability.

Just wanted to clear things up.

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Unread 09-10-2008, 10:09 AM   #9
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i think everyone legally on suboxone knows, or should know that swallowing it is a waste because of the poor bioavailability.

Just wanted to clear things up.
lol ok
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Unread 09-10-2008, 10:20 AM   #10
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WELL MY QUESTION IS IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF SALIVA AFTER THE PILL DISOLVES DO YOU SWALLOW IT? I AM NOT SURE IF I AM GETTING THE WHOLE DOSE BUT I CAN SIT THERE WITH IT UNDER MY TONGUE FOREVER. THIS MORNING I TOOK MY 1/2 WITH A VERY DRY MOUTH AND IT TOOK 20 MINUTES TO DISSOLVE BUT IF I DRINK WATER OR SOMETHING BEFORE IT DISSOLVES VERY QUICKLY. HOW DO I KNOW I AM GETTING THE FULL BENEFIT OF THE DOSE IF IT SEEMS ITS STILL IN MY MOUTH IN THE SALIVA...THIS PART IS REALLY CONFUSING ME!
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Unread 09-10-2008, 10:29 AM   #11
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I just swallow!
GUYS...........don't give me any shit for that comment! wink! LOL
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Unread 09-10-2008, 10:31 AM   #12
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If it does not adversely affect you, then there is no problem with swallowing it. If it does adversely affect you, then spit it out. So long as you let the tablet dissolve completely and thoroughly it should not effect the amount you are getting or at the very least, not enough to make much of a difference.

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Unread 09-10-2008, 10:48 AM   #13
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Thanks that helps. Sometimes a little tummy upset. This morning was my first day back to the gym and i couldn't stay after my spin class because i felt nauseated...so i guess i am still working on whats best for me. Like yesterday only took one dose because if i take one before bed i don't sleep well. I couldn't click on that link that you have here....
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Unread 09-10-2008, 11:04 AM   #14
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Thanks, got it!
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Unread 09-10-2008, 07:59 PM   #15
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ang swallows? ...............wait..........so do I.......shiiiiiiiit
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Unread 09-01-2009, 08:49 PM   #16
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I wouldn't bother taking more... it probly just all dissolved b4 u knew it.

As for swallowing versus dissolving. Sometime i just swallow mine cuz i cant stand that taste... but i do notice it doesn't work quite as well as when i dissolve it.
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Unread 03-08-2010, 12:42 AM   #17
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I was talking to my roommate wile my pill was dissolving under my tongue. It either dissolved really fast, fell out, or I swallowed what was left of the half dissolved pill. I can't see it on the floor so I don't think it fell out. I know at least some of it dissolved. If I swallowed it before it dissolved does that mean I got the whole dose, and would there be unwanted effects? Should I assume I had my whole dose, or take 2mg extra just in case?
I swallowed my entire 10mg dose (on purpouse taste put me off not well at the time ) appart from not holding me and hanging out . There was no adverese side affects the withdrawl was not that bad felt no need to dose again as a single dose should last for upto 48 hours anyway .You should not feel the need to take anymore .
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