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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:37 pm 
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Hello All. I am new to this site. I have found it very informative. I started Treatment in Ohio on Thursday. My Doctor prescribes me 32 mg. of Suboxone per day. However he has advised me to take two of my strips in the morning and then two again in the evening. Does this sound okay? I trust him, he is very compassionate and also such a great listener. But most of the people that I know in treatment are advised to take their medication ONCE daily.

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Hey convict,

It is true that most people believe once a day dosing of Suboxone to be a best practice. Being opiate addicts, the fewer times (daily) we reinforce the 'reaching for a pill' to feel better pattern, the better off we will be. Suboxone certainly has a long enough half life to comfortably get you through a 24 hour period as well.

Now, with all that said, some people who are just getting onto Suboxone feel it better to dose twice per day until they are sure all their cravings are being completely addressed. It is not that uncommon at all to be on twice daily dosing for a person in your position, don't sweat it.

After a couple of few weeks go by you can certainly try once a day dosing, if it were me, I would try and wait to talk to my doctor about it though.

So, how are you feeling now that you're on Suboxone? I'm assuming you're an opiate addict. We would love to hear your story, if you feel like sharing.

Either way, I'm glad you found this site and I'm glad you found it to be very informative.


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I dose 3 times a day and it works great for me. At one point I did try once a day but I felt like I would get very mild w/d. I would start to feel kind off hot so I went back to 3 separate times a day and it works Great for me. Hey Romeo!

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