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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:17 am 
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Since starting suboxone over 3 years ago,I have seen a few different docs. and have been given a few different dosing amounts,schedules.When I first got on them I took 16mg once a day.Thats how I thought U were supposed to take them, the full amount,once per day. Then in a rehab type place i got 4mg 4x per day. Then another time,8mg twice per day.Whats up? What is the correct dosage shcedule? :roll:

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You are correct that technically it is supposed to be once per day. Taking it once per day is supposed to get someone out of the habit of taking a pill every time they feel bad or something goes wrong and I do think that works pretty well. On the other hand, I too have had a doctor who said to take it twice per day but he gave me the option and for some people twice per day works pretty well too. Now 4 times per day seems psychotic to me. However, if you were trying to wean, that might be the easiest way of doing it since you would always have a new dose being administered.

In my opinion, the best way of doing it is whatever way breaks you of old addicts thoughts and behaviors AND helps you wean if that is what your goal is.


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Thanks for the advice Cherie.I'm gonna try to go back to once per day,as I feel like taking it later in the day is preventing me from getting to sleep at night.I'm not really trying to wean,I'm afraid I'm probably a lifer.It has saved my life,but not yet ready to let it go.

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