What is Tianeptine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Stablon

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Tianeptine, an international drug product, is a serotonin reuptake facilitator antidepressant that is used for major depressive episodes (mild, moderate, or severe).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar depressive episodes 2 3
Irritable bowel syndrome 2 2
Loss of energy 2 3
Major depressive disorder 2 2
Problems concentrating 2 3
Anxious mood 1 2

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tianeptine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxious mood 1
Bipolar manic episodes 1
Irritability 1

Why patients stopped taking Tianeptine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Tianeptine

Duration

Stopped taking Tianeptine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 3
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tianeptine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Citalopram (Celexa) 1
Flupentixol-melitracen (Deanxit) 1

Patients stopped taking Tianeptine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Alprazolam (Xanax) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tianeptine.