Prescription onlyClass: Men's Health

Striant 

(testosterone tablet)

Prescription onlyClass: Men's Health
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Treats low testosterone.

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Our bottom line

Hormones in the testosterone tablet can't be transferred to other people by skin-to-skin contact, but it can interfere with how food tastes and with teethbrushing and flossing.

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Upsides

  • Unlike topical forms of testosterone like gels or solutions, you can't transfer this medication to another person accidentally by skin-to-skin contact.
  • If you use it correctly, it won't come off of your gums during eating or drinking.

Downsides

  • Not available in generic form, so it can be more expensive..
  • Can change the way food tastes.
  • You have to be good about brushing and flossing your teeth, otherwise it can be more likely to fall off.
  • Can cause gum irritation, pain, swelling, and tenderness.
How it works

The testosterone tablet works by adding or replacing the hormone testosterone in your body. Testosterone is responsible for causing and maintaining many of the changes in male bodies from puberty on.

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Side effect rates for Striant (testosterone tablet)

98 From clinical trials of Striant / Testosterone replacement
  • Gum or mouth irritation
  • Taste bitter
  • Gum pain
  • Gum tenderness
  • Headache
  • Gum edema
  • Change in taste

Common concerns from people taking Striant (testosterone tablet)

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Pregnancy
Food
  • Can change the way food tastes.
Pain
  • Can cause gum irritation, pain, swelling, and tenderness.