Patients who have just started taking Suboxone are not advised to drive. Since Suboxone can make patients feel drowsy at first, avoid driving until you get used to the medication. This will usually take a few days.
Once a patient is on a stable dose, they should be able to drive safely without feeling sedated.
Suboxone is a central nervous system depressant, and it can slow your reflexes and reaction times. This impact is most pronounced in people who have never taken the drug before.
In studies, researchers found that people experimenting with drugs like Suboxone had an impaired ability to drive. But people who had used the drug before at appropriate doses didn't have the same problem.
In all states, you can legally drive while using a medication like Suboxone so long as you have a valid prescription for this medication.
Your doctor should tell you when it’s safe for you to start driving once you start the medication.
If you feel dizzy or sedated on Suboxone, avoid driving and talk to your doctor about adjusting your dose.
Sometimes, people need a slightly smaller dose of Suboxone to keep cravings at bay without feeling sick or altered. Your doctor can help you find the dose that's right for you.