Can I drink water after taking a troche?

Can I drink water after taking a troche?

It is best to wait 10-15 minutes after eating to use troches. Do not swallow or chew the troche before it is dissolved and it is important not to eat, drink, or go to sleep with a troche in your mouth as it may not have enough time to get absorbed and work properly.

Can you chew a 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.

When is the best time to take a 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 troches made of?

This is why we developed NataTroche™, the first proprietary troche base made with natural ingredients and free of polyethylene glycol or gelatin. It also has a pleasant texture similar to chocolate that patients will like. Perhaps most important, though, is the taste.

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.

Do Troches need to be refrigerated?

They must be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature, not in a refrigerator. The troches may also be prescribed in a capsule or suppository form per Dr. Eckert’s recommendation. They come in many different flavors, unflavored, sweetened or unsweetened.

Are Troches better than pills?

With a troche you by-pass the digestive system and the liver, making it a gentler method of delivery than a tablet. However as some specialists point out, as the troche dissolves, some hormones may mix with saliva and be swallowed, thereby entering the digestive system.

What is the best time of day to take progesterone?

Progesterone comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day in the evening or at bedtime.

How does progesterone make you feel?

Progesterone is known as our calming, mood, sleep, libido and bone-enhancing hormone. Balance between Progesterone and Estrogen is the key to be healthy. During the reproductive years progesterone stimulates the endometrium of the uterus to grow and prepare for possible pregnancy.

How much progesterone do you need for a troche?

The Truth about Troches. Clinical experience shows that the doses of progesterone needed in troches is usually between 100 to 200mg daily which indicates a great deal of the dose is not being absorbed by the buccal mucosa thus supporting the evidence that a majority of the dose is being swallowed.

Why are Troches the best medicine for your mouth?

Troches, however, offer the best of all worlds. A dosage form dating back to the 1800s, troches have regained tremendous popularity for the absorption of medications, especially hormones. They are effective because the lining of the mouth is thin and rich in blood supply.

What happens to hormone levels after taking a troche?

This means that there are great fluctuations in hormone serum levels after taking a troche dose. Soon after taking a troche serum hormone levels rise rapidly, sometimes to very high levels, and then rapidly fall to low levels within 4 to 5 hours.

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.