Troches are a medicated lozenge that easily dissolves in the mouth. This route of administration makes it easier for medications, like hormones, to enter the body by entering directly into the bloodstream. This allows the medication to work quickly in the body while also avoiding metabolism by the liver.
Common Flavors: Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon, Raspberry-Lemon, Vanilla Butternut
Step 1: Troches are marked in quarters. Depending on the dosage prescribed by your doctor (¼, ½, or full troche), place the indicated amount either under your tongue or in the cheek cavity – between the cheek and gums.
Step 2: Leave the troche there until it dissolves completely, about 15 to 30 minutes.
Step 3: It’s recommended to move the position of the troche to a different part of the mouth each time it’s taken to help improve absorption.
Using troches should be painless and easy. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or are having trouble using the cream properly. Discontinue use and check with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any redness, itching, swelling, or other side effects not present before you started using this medicine.
Answer: Troches are most commonly used to deliver hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. They can also be used to deliver vitamins, minerals, and other medications. For example, troches are sometimes used to deliver thyroid hormone or to help with the absorption of calcium supplements.
Answer: Troches are designed to dissolve slowly in the mouth. This allows the medication to be absorbed through the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat. The medication then enters the bloodstream and is carried to the rest of the body.
Answer: If you accidentally swallow a troche, it is not a medical emergency. The medication will still be absorbed into your bloodstream and will eventually make its way to the rest of your body. However, if you are concerned about swallowing a troche, you can contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
Answer: A troche is a disk-shaped tablet that is designed to dissolve slowly in the mouth. A lozenge is a small, candy-like treat that dissolves in the mouth. Both troches and lozenges are used to deliver medication through the mucous membranes in the mouth. However, troches are typically used to deliver hormones or other medications, while lozenges are typically used to deliver vitamins or minerals.
Answer: You should follow the instructions provided for your medication, as directed by your physician. Most commonly hormone troches are taken daily or twice daily. There are some circumstances where hormone troches are stopped for a few days to a week, according to your cycle or the dose is increased over each monthly cycle. IF you have questions on how to take your specific prescription, contact the pharmacists or your prescriber’s office.
If you accidentally swallow your troche, it is not a usually a medical emergency. The medication will still be absorbed into your bloodstream and will eventually make its way to the rest of your body. However, if you are concerned about swallowing your troche, you can contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
Answer: Flavor options include: Anise (black licorice), Bubble Gum, Chocolate, Coconut-Lime, Creme de Menthe, Grape, Lemon, Lemon-Lime, Lemon-Raspberry, Marshmallow, Orange, Peanut Butter, Peppermint, Raspberry, Spearmint, Vanilla Butternut, Washington Cherry, and Wintergreen.
Answer: Since the medication of the troche is absorbed through the mucosa of the mouth, it is usually advised to wait 30 minutes after the troche before eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.
We can ensure your next medication is compounded with the same quality and care as this one.
When you approach the end of your compounded troches call:
Coast to Coast Compounding (303-237-4478)
*Please allow 24-48hr to prepare your troches*