testosterone sustained-release - buccal, Striant
GENERIC NAME: TESTOSTERONE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - BUCCAL (tess-TOSS-ter-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Striant
USES: This medication contains testosterone. It is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone (e.g., hypogonadism). This medication is absorbed through your gums, enters your bloodstream, and helps your body reach normal testosterone levels.Testosterone helps the body to produce sperm and to develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics (masculinity), such as a deep voice and body hair. It also helps to maintain muscle and prevent bone loss and is necessary for natural sexual ability/interest.This drug should not be used by women.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug, but may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This medication may also be used in boys to bring on puberty.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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