Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

164 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is driving advisable after taking a dose of Suboxone?

Answered by
Dr. Harish Naik

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 2613 Questions

Posted on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Hi I took my suboxone seven hours ago and I need to go get groceries I also need to know if it is illegal to drive since I took those on my last dose eight hours ago
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
it is better avoided.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.

It is difficult to comment, as I have not examined you. Drug impairs the mental or physical abilities required for the performance such as driving a car especially during treatment induction and dose adjustment.

Patients are usually cautioned about driving until they are reasonably certain that Suboxone sublingual tablet therapy does not adversely affect his or her ability to engage in such activities.

So what I would suggest is if possible you ask someone to help you to get to the place or see consultant doctor for help as he will be in better person to decide.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to

Recent questions on  Suboxone

doctor1 MD

I ve bee on on method one for two year , 80mg a day. I wasn t feeling good so I took a half of a 8mg suboxone , and now I m really sick throwing up , cold sweats. How long will I be feeling sick? ... I get my next dose of methodone tomorrow morning, will I be feeling better after I take it? ..... I will never do this again , i thought it would make me feel better but here i am feeling so horrible..

doctor1 MD

I am prescribed to 16mg of suboxone a day. I have been on suboxone currently for 3 months but I have been on it off and on since 2008. I was prescribed to clonazepam 1 mg twice a day since jan 17 2014. I take my meds as prescribed and let my family member hold my meds and they give them to me as needed so I don t take more then I should because I am an addict who truly wants help and know how easy it is to get addicted to clonazepam. my suboxen doc found out I am taking both and is threatening to take me off the suboxone because she said it will kill me to take both and I have been taking both daily since I was prescribed them and I am doing great. the clonazepam helps me with my seizures, severe anxiety, severe depression, ptsd, and bi-poloar. what do I need to do to get both my doctors on the same page and agree that is working for me and not cause any relapse or side affects?

doctor1 MD

My pain doctor just switched me from suboxone to 15mg extended release morphine sulfate, but she told me to only wait two days before taking the morphine. I read suboxone stays in your system a lot longer and it could be dangerous to take morphine too soon. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr. I have been on dilaudid 8 mg four times a day due to a serere mva that left me with many chronic problems. I refused to take narcotics because i ve seen what it has done to people, however, about a month after the accident, the pain was so unbearable, that I had no choice, and so here I am on the dilaudid ferris wheel. My doctor gave me a pack of suboxone to try and come see him in two weeks.. I m in a position now where I want to start it, and have taken my last dose 12 hours ago. I do not want to go into withdrawal because I remembered how I felt when I was in Ontario visiting my kids, and forgetting my pill bag. We were running late and I could have sworn I put it in a carry on, but because this bag looked like a similar makeup bag that my daughter had, I figured it was hers. Well, I can;t tell you how terrible I felt and honestly wanted to die from the feeling of withdrawal. i ve never experienced such pain, fear and anxiety in my life. I even begged my husband, who is a martial arts master to knock me out using the pressure points he has used in the past to knock people out without causing them harm, but of course he refused. I just never want to experience that again, so please tell me, is 12 hours a good enough time to start suboxone after my last dose. i should also mention, I was slowly weaning my self the last 2 months from 8 mg every 6 hours to 8 mg,,,one in the morning and one at at night and for this last week, a scored 8mg for a total of 4 mg in the am, and 4 mg in the pm. It s been hard but I wanted as little in me as possible before I started suboxone. So basically, this monring I took a 4mg, and it s now around 8pm at night. If i take the suboxane, how should I expect fo feel

doctor1 MD

I have had issues with opiates. My girlfriend had a script originally for subutex and gave me a few it worked great. She was changed to suboxone and gave me a few which made me extremely moody—depressed actually. Is there anyway to get an online...

doctor1 MD

I injected heroin through a vein in my penis. Now my penis looks like blood or bruising is all over my manhood. I know it was a horrible decision and I regret it so much. I'm not in any pain, but concerned if it's bruising or internal bleeding

doctor1 MD

I have a leg problem. When I sit or I'm laying down I get what feels like withdrawals. I've been through those due to pain pills after surgery. It happens when I am at a 90 - 180 degree angle. It causes pain and tingling . I have had two back...