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Drug Interactions With Testosterone Buccal Tablet

Using the testosterone buccal tablet with certain other drugs, such as warfarin, prednisone, or insulin, can lead to drug interactions. These reactions could increase the risk of fluid retention, liver damage, dangerous bleeding, or other potentially serious problems. To avoid any complications, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs and herbal supplements.

An Overview of Testosterone Buccal Tablet Interactions

The testosterone buccal tablet (Striant™) can potentially interact with a number of other drugs. Some of the medicines that may lead to interactions with the testosterone buccal tablet include:
 
  • Insulin
  • Corticosteroids, such as:
     
    • Betamethasone (Celestone®)
    • Cortisone
    • Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
    • Fludrocortisone (Florinef®)
    • Hydrocortisone (Cortef®)
    • Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®)
    • Prednisolone (Orapred®, Pediapred®)
    • Prednisone
    • Triamcinolone (Kenalog®, Aristospan®)
 

Drug Interactions With the Testosterone Buccal Tablet Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when the testosterone buccal tablet is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Insulin
The testosterone buccal tablet can decrease blood sugar. If you take insulin, you should monitor your blood sugar more closely when starting or stopping testosterone buccal tablets, or even when adjusting your dose. You may need to adjust your insulin dosage. Check with your healthcare provider for more specific instructions for your particular situation.
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