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What happens if I miss a Suboxone dose?

Don’t panic. Suboxone typically lasts 36-48 hours in your system anyway! In fact, at one point, it used to be dosed every OTHER day. It is best to take Suboxone the same time every day and to take it all at one time. It is also best to take it in the morning when you first wake up. That way, you know you have a “blocker” in your system and taking other opioids (like oxycodone, fentanyl, or heroin) will not work. 

However, if you forget to take it at your regular time, just take it later in the day. You can still take it again the next day at your regular time.

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is an Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, completed Family Medicine Residency at UC-Davis, and earned a Masters in Medical Education through the University of Dundee.

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