What are Troche hormones?
Troches are small lozenges that dissolve between the cheek and gum over a period of about 30 minutes. As it dissolves, the hormones are gradually absorbed into the blood stream, resulting in physiologically natural hormone blood levels.
When should I take progesterone Troche?
Placing the troche in the mouth in the morning when the patient is distracted by being busy, or snaking. If the troche does not have a good amount of time to dissolve, the patient will unconsciously swallow the saliva before it has had a chance to fully absorb into the membranes of the mouth.
What are the types of female hormone replacement therapy agents?
Combination Estrogen and Progestin Medicines
|Brand Name||Generic Name||Product Type|
|Climara Pro||estradiol/ levonorgestrel||Patch|
|Combipatch||estradiol/ norethindrone acetate||Patch|
|Femhrt||norethindrone acetate/ ethinyl estradiol||Pill|
Which hormones are orally administered in hormone replacement therapy?
Oral medication is the most common form of ERT. Examples are conjugated Estrogens (Premarin), estradiol (Estrace), and Estratab. Follow your doctor’s instructions for dosing. Most estrogen pills are taken once a day without food.
How do you take a hormone troche?
Troches/Lozenges: Place the troche/lozenge in your cheek or under your tongue, and allow it to dissolve slowly (usually 10-15 minutes). Do not swallow or chew. Sublingual Suspensions: Place the prescribed amount of sublingual suspension under your tongue and hold it there for 3-4 minutes; then swallow.
How long does progesterone troche take to work?
It usually takes about 10-15 min for the troche to dissolve and 30 min for a dose to be fully absorbed. It is a good idea to brush your teeth about 30 minutes after taking your troche.
What’s the difference between estrogen and progesterone?
It is involved in the maturation of breast cells and decreases the rate of multiplication. Progesterone also promotes normal cell death in the breast which is important in the prevention of cancer. While estrogen decreases the rate of bone breakdown, progesterone stimulates bone osteoblasts.
What are side effects of hormone therapy?
The main side effects of taking oestrogen include:
- breast tenderness or swelling.
- swelling in other parts of the body.
- feeling sick.
- leg cramps.
- vaginal bleeding.
Why are Troches used for hormone replacement therapy?
Using troches for hormone replacement have made a comeback because of their efficient absorption of medications, most notably hormones. Troches are the obvious option based on convenience and safety because our mouth offers an ideal location.
Are there any bioidentical hormones in Troche lozenges?
Troches or subbuccal lozenges are fast becoming a very popular method of administering bioidentical hormones in Australian women.
Where does a troche go in the body?
As the troche dissolves in the patient’s mouth, the medication is absorbed through the oral mucosa and gradually absorbs into the blood stream. Troches are commonly used to administer bioidentical hormones in a patient, and can be flavored to mask bitterness, if needed. Some of our most popular flavors are tangerine, vanilla, and peppermint.
Are there any real benefits to taking Troches?
Clinical experience shows that the doses required for troches are within the same range as those required for oral capsules which are obviously swollowed so the overall total load on the body is approximately the same so again no real liver sparing benefit is obtained.