How Long Does It Take For Suboxone To Kick In

How Long Does It Take For Suboxone To Kick In

If you have never taken Suboxone before, but have been recently prescribed it, you most likely have a lot of questions that need answered. There are many factors to consider, before you actually begin your maintenance therapy, but one thing is for sure this may be your best alternative to combating your opiate addiction.

Buprenorphine Peak Levels

Suboxone is comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone, which is very effective in treating heroin addiction. The peak levels are considered the highest concentration of a particular drug in the bloodstream. Buprenorphine peak levels ranges around 90-100 minutes, which is fairly quick, so you will begin to feel the effects, within this time frame.

It is never easy to combat the opiate withdrawal, which is why many addicts will relapse, because they cannot tolerate the withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone works by blocking the opiate receptors in the brain, while alleviating the symptoms, which makes it a great alternative for heroin withdrawal.

How Long Does Suboxone Take to Work

Suboxone will begin working between 1.5-2 hours, which is fairly quick, which is important to someone that is trying to combat a serious addiction. It is important to stay calm and allow the medication to work its magic, so you can become free of your addiction.

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  1. Slimmer July 31, 00:33 Reply
    Flat out, your addicted to pain meda, lets keep it real, we all are. And thes subs rock, they will hold your hand and walk with you. One word. (Da bomb)
  2. Tazz June 25, 11:23 Reply
    Have been taking subs for 4 days now and still have the restless why is that?
  3. XFON32 April 25, 10:47 Reply
    Just coming off a heavy Philly H habit.. this one lasting close to 4 years.. want to be free so bad.. last used 3am yesterday so I waited 26 hrs to induce 2mg Sub strip still not good an hour and a half so did another 2mg still have like the RLS in my arms and shoulders... Any advice?
  4. Anonymous February 24, 04:05 Reply
    Suboxone is wonderful, it is working within fifteen minutes and it is really helpful to solve my husband drug addiction problems. During my pregnancy month I also used this pill for increasing my baby strength. I think it is not producing side effects for me and my husband. But we are using this pill based on my doctor suggestions so you are planning to use then consult with your doctor.
  5. Anonymous February 23, 10:22 Reply
    I really suffer from chronic pain and I can’t able to handle this pain so immediately I am going to hospital. I said my doctor that I need an instant relive from this pain because I can’t able to bear my pain. So my doctor prescribed suboxone supplement which is really helpful to reduce my pain instantly. I will ask my doctor that shall I use this pill for long time use then she says it is good for health but try to use fewer amounts. Till date I am using this pill and it will not produce side effects to my health.
  6. Anonymous January 12, 08:02 Reply
    Is suboxone good for health? Suboxone is fast working pill and it is the stronger pill so try to use two to four grams of this pill for daily use. I had also taken this pill for last month at the low withdrawal because of my chronic pain. Actually it is not a pain killer but it is helpful to relive the chronic pain and it is completely safe to use.
  7. Anonymous January 11, 10:22 Reply
    How fast suboxone works? It’s all depending on your health condition but most of the people are said it is works within 30 minutes. It is really helpful for solving chronic pain so that you can relive from pain within 30 minutes.
  8. Anna November 01, 00:55 Reply
    My 1st time taking it . It worked great also had me not wanting tabs but after the first affect I never felt the feeling of getting high again it do work if you really want to come off OPEITS
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