Suboxone is a little bit trickier to take than other medications because unlike other medications, it is not a pill that is swallowed, but instead comes as strip or tablet form that is dissolved under the tongue. The reason for this is the Suboxone is much better absorbed sublingually (under the tongue) than in the stomach due to the stomach’s acidity.
Suboxone tablets/strips usually take about one or two minutes to dissolve. Some individuals report it takes them a little longer - 10 minutes - to dissolve. 
If you have questions, your doctor or pharmacist can help show you how to take the medication. Following a few basic guidelines can ensure you get the most out of each dose you take.
If your Suboxone strips seem to melt away much faster than they should, talk to your doctor. You may be moving the strip around in your mouth or not giving it enough time to absorb pressed up against your tongue.
Most people adjust to taking Suboxone quickly. In time, taking your medication will be as easy and routine as brushing your teeth. Following a few best practices may help.
Suboxone works best when your mouth is free of any contaminants. About 15 minutes before your dose, and avoid the following:
Your instructions vary a bit depending on your Suboxone type:
You may spit out or swallow any residue that remains in the mouth once the strip/tablet is completely dissolved. Wait at least fifteen minutes before eating. Suboxone products can cause some dental problems with prolonged use . To help protect your teeth, brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally shortly after taking your Suboxone.
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