Sore Tongue And Mouth From Suboxone
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Peaceful Warrior Says:

I need some advice. I started taking Suboxone films last November. I am on 20 mg. a day. Ever since I started these films I noticed that underneath my tongue became sore, like it swelled up and had little bumps underneath. Per my pharmacist, I tried putting it in between my cheek and gum on the bottom, but the same thing happened. It's getting to the point that if I eat anything hot or spicy, it stings like crazy. Even the suboxone stings a little. I don't want to get my whole mouth sore, so I am keeping it underneath the tongue. In the morning my tongue is swelled and it's difficult to talk right, especially saying "s". I told my doctor when it first started happening, but he didn't think much of it. Anyone else have this problem? What should I do?

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Subs Since 2010 Says:

Happens to me as well. The two tiny "loose things" sublingual ducts, swell up and get a white skin/film around them.

You should be able to get a prior authorization for tablets. I did, because it is an allergic reaction.

If you need to take them do it between the front bottom lip and gums, but fold it in half, as the edges seem to burn like a cut.

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Sondra Says:

Re: Bash (# 19) Expand Referenced Message

There is a new way to replace Subutex and Suboxone it's called Sublocade. It's basically plain buprenorphine placed under the skin on ur stomach, it releases ur bup slow and last 30days in which u get the injection again and most insurance pay for this. It prevents mouth issues and takes all the hassle away.

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Sondra Says:

Re: Lisa (# 15) Expand Referenced Message

This sounds like yeast in the mouth. In babies it's called thrush. U need a one time dose pill called diflucan. Bup usually affects the end of the tongue and jaw an under the tongue. It's possible the med started the problem or aggravated the yeast making it more raw. Rinse ur mouth with Pepto bismol an spit (don't swallow). Just gargle it an see ur Dr for the yeast diagnosis and treatment. hope I helped you dear good luck!

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Sondra Says:

Re: xSerenity (# 11) Expand Referenced Message

I would probably use crackers to absorb some of ur saliva and a neat little trick I learned was take a lemon squeezer a few drops in ur mouth this stimulates the full production of salivary glands after that put in ur Suboxone or tec in cheek or under the tongue ?? because lots of spit causes u to swollow more than u realize. Hope this helps

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Sondra Says:

Re: Nikki (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

U probably will develop hypertension "high blood pressure" I'd probably have ur Dr keep close eyes on the BP so if headaches a cure and u decided to stay on Suboxone get BP pills from ur Dr ASAP! I'm 50yrs old it almost killed me hope this doesn't happen to u but another drug is methadone u might wanna consider it but be careful it's dangerous if misused.
Good luck hope I helped dear!!

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Sondra Says:

Re: Jessica (# 6) Expand Referenced Message

U are right my Dr told me the same thing it is a rare but never the less definitely allergic! I'd probably tell her switch to methadone or as I did my Dr put me on Subutex.

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Sondra Says:

I have the very same issues I've dealt yrs with this, I was put on Suboxone when it first came out an I can tell u ketchup feels like acid!! It was after the first clinic closed an I was sent to a new clinic that the new Dr said I am allergic an this Dr is now trying to get my insurance to pay for Subutex it doesn't contain orange dye for one but it turns out I'm allergic to noxalon in Suboxone in the end films, orange pill,white pill all did this accept Suboxone. Good luck hope I helped someone cause it sucks so bad.

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Roro Says:

Buprenorphine. - does come in a weekly patch in 10 -15 & 20mcg per hour maybe you dr can change to them .... I do need to move them a couple times a week ... I usually start on thigh then move to diff spots on my leg ... I use a couple wraps of stretch cling wrap (about 70 cents for 5 yard roll in box of 24 on amazon) get 3-4 wraps per roll may be able to get 5 if you wrap a lil less if you wear long socks they can replace the wrap .... just a lil info I hope it helps ..... almost forgot the commercial name is butrans
Be well

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Kevin S Says:

It happens to me too, the two little glands under my tongue get huge. I started going between lip and gums and it hurts like a cut. Try folding the film. Also ask your prescribing doctor for a preauthorization for tabs. I got one.

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Babs Says:

When I started suboxone films I developed a sore on my tongue that can only be described as a crater. It was a hole in my tongue (I have photographs). It was so painful that I was unable to eat anything substantial for 2 months. I had 1 yogurt a day for the first 2 weeks. I lost 30 lbs in 2 months, and another 50 soon after. No one could tell me why. My doc eventually switched me to the tabs which helped a little, but I guess my body ended up adjusting. I've been on it 3.5 years and am looking forward to switching to Sublocade injection later this month to get off it for good. I just moved to a new state and cannot get my latest script filled. My car just died today and I need my script, so I have to rent a car to drive the 100 miles to my old pharmacy because I have no other choice. My doctor's office/clinic says they cannot help me. It's a farce and it's disgusting and this country has lost all of my confidence. It's the most backward system imaginable, and pharmacists should not be allowed to dispense scripts based on their own erroneous beliefs and ignorant judgments. I truly believe many people would rather we just die already. I haven't abused drugs in years yet I'm still suffering shame and consequences. I wish you the best with your mouth. Unfortunately the only advice I have is to tough it out, and switch to tabs if you can.

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Sick and Tired Says:

I have been on subs for too long I am on for life. I could tell you horror stories about me trying to get off.

If your mouth gets sore from the sublingual strip or pill get some stuff at the drugstore. I went to CVS and they sell a mouth wash for sores in the mouth. Use it a couple times a day and it will heal your mouth. Hope that helps. Peace

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T Says:

Re: ameliapond (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

Is subutex safe for pregnancy?

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Shannon Says:

Hello! Ask for Zubsolve. There are a lot of milligrams so if your a high dose tapering down is painless if you do it right. It's a white pill you also put under your tongue and it taste like mint. It really tastes good.

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Jo Says:

Same thing for me, just started films month back under tongue and by now it’s stinging whether it’s the film or food.... not sure what to do either

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Tucson Says:

I have been on the suboxone strips for years and also noticed soreness. I was thinking that the strips were cutting me under the tongue. When I put a strip under my tongue it would burn so bad. I looked under my tongue and would see dark red bumps. Thank you everyone I thought I was the only one. I am so glad I looked this up.

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Brambo Says:

Kratom. See A Leaf of Faith on YouTube. See forums on here too

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MarkyMarc Says:

I had been taking 4-8 mg strips a day for 4 years End the last 6 months I was on them I used to get those sores in my mouth very very bad. So I had finally Gotten to The point That enough Was enough of Suboxen due to the sore Tongue And lot of other side effects that were affecting me. Before I went on the subs I self detoxed myself of of 100mg of Oxycontin and 100mg of Oxycodon per day. I went thru nightmare for 5 days, then I felt ok. Getting off Of the Suboxen was 10 times worst than getting off of the pills. I just stopped Cold turkey instead of going down Gradually. The detox TWO weeks until I felt normal. Even though the Suboxen helped get off of the pills for 4 years and and still clean . It is a POWERFUL and Serious drug.

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Rene Says:

I have been on suboxone for some 15 years and it just now started to irritate. I called the pharmacist and he said it is probably the lemon extract they add to it for the taste. Lemon is very acidic, hence the irritation.

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Ken Says:

Re: Melissa (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

If you want tablet look at Zubsolv much easier on tongue. It’s a self dissolving tablet. I like it much better. Maybe it’s for you

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