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If you have low testosterone levels, your healthcare provider may recommend using the testosterone buccal tablet. This tablet is different from the type of pill that you swallow. It is attached to the gums, so testosterone can be directly absorbed through the cheeks and gums into the bloodstream. Side effects may include gum pain and bitter taste; however, most people tolerate it well.
What Is the Testosterone Buccal Tablet?The testosterone buccal tablet (Striant™) is a prescription medication approved to treat low testosterone levels in adult men due to various causes. It comes in a uniquely designed tablet that adheres to the cheeks or gums in the mouth (such tablets are known as "buccal tablets"). Testosterone is gradually absorbed directly through the cheeks or gums.
- Gum irritation
- Bitter taste
- Gum pain
- Gum tenderness.