What is Tianeptine?

Tianeptine is a powerful drug which has anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects and is used to treat major depressive disorders. It was developed by French scientists and got patented in the 1960s and is currently sold in many places including, but not limited to, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.  Tianeptine is actually the generic name for a medication or drug which is marketed under various brand names including; Stablon, Coaxil, Salymbra, Tatinol, Tianeurax and Zinosal.

This drug is considered to be one of the most effective type of treatments for all kinds of depressive episodes ranging from mild to severe. Unlike many other anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications on the market, Tianeptine doesn’t have sedative side effects, and is not linked to cardiovascular problems.

How Does Tianeptine Work?

Acting primarily as a neuroprotective anti-depressant, the drug works by reversing neuronal damage and misery caused by uncontrolled stress. This compound works quite differently from most other antidepressants and antianxiety medications since it acts as an SSRE. Most of the other anti-anxiety and anti-depressants work as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), which means they raise the serotonin levels in the brain.

Benefits of Tianeptine

Tianeptine is mainly used to treat depression without side effects of most of the more popular anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications. It can also be used in the treatment of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It is also moderately useful in the treatment of OCD and ADHD, and can also help those with Parkinson’s disease. This drug has powerful mood boosting effects and can help enhance cognitive abilities.

Other Benefits of Tianeptine Include…

  • Pain Relief
  • Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
  • Asthma Relief
  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Improve Brain Health
  • Enhanced Memory/Reaction Time
  • Increased Mental Focus
  • Feelings of Well Being

Side Effects of Tianeptine

One of main the reasons why Tianeptine medication is so popular is because it has very few or limited side effects. For instance, unlike most other anxiolytics, this compound doesn’t affect the user’s cholinergic systems (which are responsible for producing memory boosting neurotransmitters acetylcholine), and it also does not affect the cardiovascular functionality.

This is actually one of the reasons why it’s commonly prescribed to the recovering alcoholics, the elderly people and other people who may have relatively weakened immune systems. Tianeptine side effects are considerably mild and quite tolerable as compared to most of the other anti-depressants in the currently market. The incidences of addiction or/and liver injuries which are usually considered to be serious side effects of the compound are very rare.

Other Side Effects of Tianeptine can Include…

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritability

Tianeptine shouldn’t be taken in dosages that are over 100 mg per day.  It might be mildly addictive and may cause psychological and physiological dependence in some.  It should not be used by people who are suffering from kidney problems, are allergic to the drug, are lactating or pregnant, or  are taking any other medications which might include SSRIs, MAOIs and tetracyclic anti-depressants.

Tianeptine Dosage

The recommended dosage depends on the type of product that is purchased. The standard starting dosage for most applications is 12 to 15 milligrams, 3 times day, for an individual of normal weight , with the recommended maximum dosage being 45 mg per day. In case you happen to buy the compound in powder form you should know whether it’s sulfate or sodium. Sodium powder is normally taken in doses of about 12.5 milligrams in 3 separate doses a day, while the sulfate is generally consumed in 1 to 2 doses of 25 milligrams a day.

Before using this medication, it is best to consult your physician in order to be completely safe. On your 1st attempt it’s best to try working with small quantities, say about 10 to 12 milligrams; a small dosage will give you indication of possible results and will also alert you to any kind of negative reactions. With that said, you should note that Tianeptine medication should be taken prior to a meal, and needs to be taken orally as prescribed by the doctor.

Nicole Sanders

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