Suboxone treatment is highly effective in preventing opioid withdrawal symptoms as well as opioid cravings. It can be administered in tandem with psychosocial support in the medication assisted treatment (MAT) of substance use disorder. But what is the Suboxone spit trick? We break it down below.
The Best Way To Take Suboxone Film
Patients that are prescribed Suboxone films are generally overcoming opioid addiction. Opioid use disorder (OUD) creates an impulse to consume as much of the opioid as possible, to capitalize on the drug's full potential and dose. This mindset can intersect with the consumption of rehabilitation medications such as Suboxone and create unfounded beliefs that active medication in the residual saliva produced by the sublingual ingestion of Suboxone should be consumed to experience the maximum effect of the medication. This is not true. There is no additional benefit if you swallow the residual saliva. The efficacy of the medication is most effective sublingually.
Suboxone is a sublingual medication. Sublingual refers to the delivery system of the drug. The medication is designed to dissolve. The Suboxone film should be placed on the capillaries that inhabit the underside of the tongue. This is where the medication is absorbed and enters the bloodstream.
Can You Dissolve Suboxone In Your Cheek?
You cannot dissolve Suboxone in your cheek. The medication is designed to perform at its best when dissolved sublingually. Suboxone dissolves under the tongue. When the medication has completely dissolved, and you can no longer see the Suboxone film, you can spit out the residue – the Suboxone spit trick! You won’t receive any extra Suboxone by swallowing it.