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A Striant tablet is applied to the gums twice a day. The dosage of Striant is not adjustable, so if your testosterone levels are not responding well enough, or if they have increased too much, you may need to try a different type of testosterone. Many men find the best time to apply this tablet is after brushing their teeth in the morning and evening.
An Introduction to Dosing With StriantThere is only one standard dosage for Striant™ (testosterone buccal tablet), regardless of your age, weight, or testosterone level. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The recommended Striant dose is 30 mg (one tablet) applied to the gums twice a day, about 12 hours apart. If your testosterone level is too high or too low while you are using Striant, your healthcare provider will probably need to switch you to a different type of testosterone medication, since the dosage is not adjustable.
While you should not intentionally swallow a Striant tablet, doing so will probably cause no harm. When testosterone is swallowed, the majority of the drug is destroyed by the liver before it ever reaches the bloodstream.
Considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Striant include the following:
- The medication is a buccal tablet that is applied to the gums above the upper incisor teeth twice a day. The incisors are the teeth just to the right and left of your two front teeth.
- Apply the tablet with the rounded side toward your gums and the flat side toward your cheek. Press down on the tablet (from outside your upper lip) for 30 seconds to help it stick.
- The tablet may stick to your gums or your cheek. Either is fine.
- Check to make sure the tablet is still in place after you brush your teeth, eat, or drink. You may find that it works best to apply the tablet after brushing your teeth in the morning and evening.
- The tablet softens but does not dissolve. You will need to remove it before applying a new one. Switch sides of the mouth every time you apply a new tablet.
- If the tablet falls off within the first eight hours, replace it with a new one. This counts as the original dose (remove it and apply your next dose at your regular time).
- If the tablet falls off after 8 hours but before 12 hours, replace it with a new one. This counts as the next Striant dose.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or use it more frequently than prescribed without your healthcare provider's approval.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Striant, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.