Striant Uses

How Does Striant Work?

Striant contains the hormone testosterone in a special buccal tablet that is applied to the gums twice a day. The tablet slowly releases testosterone that is directly absorbed through the cheeks and gums into the bloodstream. Striant helps increase testosterone to a normal level.
 
Striant is used as a buccal tablet, not a regular tablet that is swallowed, because it would have little effect on testosterone levels if it were swallowed. When medications are taken by mouth, they must first pass through the liver before they reach the bloodstream. The liver metabolizes testosterone extensively before it has a chance to reach the bloodstream, and significant blood levels of the medication cannot be achieved.
 
However, when testosterone is absorbed through the cheeks and gums, it bypasses the liver, allowing significant amounts of the hormone to reach the bloodstream.
 

Can Children Use It?

Striant is approved for use in adults only. The medication is not approved for children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Using Striant in young children could result in bone problems.
 

Off-Label Uses of Striant

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than treating low testosterone in men. These are known as off-label uses. Possible off-label uses of Striant include treating the following conditions:
 
  • Low testosterone in women (even though testosterone is thought of as a "male" hormone, women also produce it)
  • Slightly low (but still considered normal) testosterone levels in men
  • Low testosterone in adolescents.
     
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