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.
Question: 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.
Question: 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.
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*