Medication and Injection Instructions - Sublingual Troche

Overview: A medication dosage form dating back to the 1800s, troches have regained tremendous popularity for the absorption of medications, especially hormones and ED medications. They are effective because the lining of the mouth is thin and rich in blood supply.

How to take: Troches are small lozenges that dissolve between the cheek and gum over a period of about 10-20 minutes. As it dissolves, the medication is gradually absorbed into the blood stream so that it can be absorbed more efficiently and in some cases faster than if the same medication was taken orally.

Storage: To prevent melting, troches should be stored at 70 degrees or lower. We suggest storing them in the refrigerator in warmer climates.

Customization: We can flavor your troches depending on the medication. If a flavor is not indicated the pharmacy usually defaults to watermelon or mint. If you have specific flavors in mind please let us know and we will see if it is possible. Troches can also be compounded using a combination of medications, allowing for custom dosages and formulas.

Medications that are commonly prescribed as a sublingual troche include: