Tianeptine is a novel antidepressant drug that has been around for quite some time, but is yet to be fully understood by many on its functions, side effects, and results from use. This atypical antidepressant has shown efficacy in depressed patients especially those who are refractory to normal antidepressant treatment. It is reported to have less adverse side effects and reactions which make it a favorable option in comparison to other antidepressants.
Tianeptine takes relatively fewer days to begin seeing a transformation in terms of mood improvement. This is unlike other antidepressants which may take up to two weeks for their effects to be experienced, and in certain cases, it may even worsen the situation. It is available as a prescription drug in many places in Europe, Asia, and South America but is yet to be allowed in the United States and Canada. Effects of Tianeptine can be very potent, so always start with a low effective dosage of 12 mg.
Benefits of Tianeptine
Due to its anxiolytic properties, it is useful in the treatment of anxiety caused disorders such as panic disorder. Additionally, Tianeptine has a beneficial effect on cognition in patients having cognitive dysfunction induced by depression. Among the varied causes of depression, Tianeptine has been found to reduce depression as a result of traumatic stress disorder and Parkinson’s disease. This is just as effective and safe like Fluoxetine and Moclobemide prescriptions which are used for this treatment.
In terms of tolerability with other forms of medication, Tianeptine has fared very well and reduces chances of constipation and dry mouth which are common side effects with other prescriptions. The less prominent side effects prove it to be safe and generally accepted in combination with other forms of treatment. Patients who have used it have reported more awareness and improvement in reaction time. They feel happier and more energetic once they use the drug.
Compared to other antidepressants, Tianeptine has fewer side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, cardiovascular effects and appetite-stimulating effects which are quite common in other treatment. It is however suggested, to be among antidepressant drugs prone to causing liver damage. This concern has not been fully supported with concrete evidence and is therefore of limited quality at the moment. Other common side effects such as headache, dizziness, nausea, weight gain, dry mouth, constipation, irritability, and abdominal pain have a frequency of less than 1% which is very negligible.
There are no real dangers associated with Tianeptine, although some research sources suggest that most anti-depressants cause cardiac arrhythmias. Abuse of Tianeptine is very rare, and the few found cases have been found in people with pre-existing substance abuse. Abuse of Tianeptine in order to achieve an anxiolytic state would lead to withdrawal symptoms in a person, and its severity would depend on the amount of dosage used.
Tianeptine has not yet been approved for medicinal use in the United States and Canada, which means there’s no prescription for it in the treatment of depression and anxiety. In countries such as France, Tianeptine has been used since the 1960s, where it was in fact discovered. It is also legal in Asia and South American countries. A possible reason why it is not yet allowed in most English-speaking countries is that initial research was carried out in French.
In the treatment of major depressive episodes, it is highly recommended because of its efficacy and no side effects. It will significantly reduce stress, sadness and relieve feelings of anxiety. It also boosts memory and increases alertness and improves reaction time. This nootropic is found as a prescription in some countries under the trade names of Coaxil, Stablon, Tianeurax, and Tatinol. It is a noteworthy try considering its far-reaching benefits which are more than just other anti-depressants. The main Tianeptine effects consist of, better mood, more energy throughout the day, a significant anti-depressant effect, and help in the cases of which Tianeptine is used for opiate withdrawal.