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How Do I Use Troches?

Delivering Better Health

Troches, a form of medicated lozenge, dissolve effortlessly in the mouth, offering an efficient way for medications, such as hormones, to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This method of delivery not only enables the medication to act swiftly in the body but also bypasses liver metabolism, enhancing its efficacy.

Available in a variety of flavors, including Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon, Raspberry-Lemon, and Vanilla Butternut, these troches cater to different taste preferences

How Do You Use Troches?

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Step One: Troches are conveniently segmented into quarters, allowing for precise dosage as per your doctor's prescription. Whether it's a quarter, half, or a full troche, place the specified portion under your tongue or in your cheek cavity, nestled between your cheek and gums, to administer the medication effectively.

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Step Two: Leave the troche there until it dissolves completely, about 15 to 30 minutes

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Step Three: For optimal absorption, alternate the placement of the troche in different areas of the mouth each time you take it.

Talk With Your Doctor Or Pharmacist

Troche administration should be a simple and pain-free process. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about its usage, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Should you experience any unusual side effects like redness, itching, swelling, or other symptoms that weren't there before starting the medication, discontinue use and seek advice from your healthcare provider or pharmacist

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Quick Tips

  • Troches are easily divisible into halves (½) or quarters (¼).

  • Standard dosage is typically ½ or ¼ of a troche, taken once or twice daily.

  • Dissolution time ranges from 15-30 minutes, which can be quickened by consuming a hot drink beforehand.

  • Use different sites in the mouth for application: either cheek or under each side of the tongue, rotating among 4-5 areas.

  • Best to wait 10-15 minutes after eating before using a troche.

  • Do not swallow or chew the troche before it completely dissolves.

  • Avoid eating, drinking, or sleeping with a troche in your mouth to ensure proper absorption.

  • Be cautious not to use a troche while distracted, busy, or snacking, as it might not dissolve fully or could be swallowed prematurely.

Store in a cool, dry place away from light; in summer, keep in the refrigerator inside an airtight container.

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