Striant

(Testosterone Tablet)

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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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Quick facts about Striant
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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.
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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.

Quick facts about Striant
  • Drug class: Men's Health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Low testosterone
  • Male osteoporosis
  • Weight gain

Dosage forms

  • Buccal tablet
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Side effect rates for Striant (Testosterone Tablet)

From 98 clinical trials of Striant when taken for testosterone replacement
  • Gum or Mouth Irritation
    9%9%
  • Taste Bitter
    4%4%
  • Gum Pain
    3%3%
  • Gum Tenderness
    3%3%
  • Headache
    3%3%
  • Gum Edema
    2%2%
  • Taste Perversion
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Striant.

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Common concerns from people taking Striant (Testosterone Tablet)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Striant
XUnsafe
Food
  • Can change the way food tastes.
Pain
  • Can cause gum irritation, pain, swelling, and tenderness.