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How do I to use Troches?

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What is a Troche? What is a Hormone Troche?

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

How do you use Troches?

Where do you place a troche? Inside your mouth, under the tongue or between the teeth and gums.

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. 

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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.

Frequently asked questions about Troches?

Get your questions answered about troches.What are troches used for?

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.

How do troches work?

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.

What happens if you swallow a troche?

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.

How does a troche differ from a lozenge?

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.

Should I take a break from my hormone troches along with my monthly cycle?


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. 

What happens if you swallow your troche?

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.

What flavor can you make the troches?


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.

How soon after my hormone troche can I drink water?

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. 

Helpful Tips

Tips

  1. Troches can be easily cut into ½’s and ¼’s. The usual dose is ½ or ¼ of a troche once or twice daily. 
  2. Troches may take about 15-30 minutes to dissolve but can be sped up by having a hot drink prior to placing in the mouth. 
  3. At least 4-5 different sites in the mouth can be used – either cheek or under each side of the tongue. 
  4. It is best to wait 10-15 minutes after eating to use troches. 
  5. Do not swallow or chew the troche before it is dissolved and it is important not to eat, drink, or go to sleep with a troche in your mouth as it may not have enough time to get absorbed and work properly. 
  6. Placing the troche in the mouth when distracted, busy, or snacking may not allow it enough time to dissolve or maybe swallow before being fully absorbed.
  7. Keep in a cool, dry place, away from light. In summer it is best to keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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* 

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