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Brand Names: Stablon
Generic Name: Tianeptine
Stablon is a drug part of the antidepressants category; more specifically, it is a serotonin uptake accelerator – it increases the uptake of serotonin in the brain, reducing the neural dendrites atrophy caused by stress and effectively reducing the levels of extracellular serotonin. Unlike most tricyclic antidepressants, Stablon does not appear to cause any adverse effects on bodyweight, sleep or on the cardiovascular, psychomotor or cognitive systems.
Stablon is typically prescribed for the treatment of associated anxiety in patients affected by depressive disorders. Also, this drug may be employed in the treatment of such symptoms as anxiety and depression in patients dependant of alcohol. There may be other uses for Stablon as well, which are not listed in this medication guide. For more information regarding why you have been prescribed a treatment with this product, it is advised to consult the prescribing health care professional.
It is advised that Stablon should not be administered to a patient that is following a treatment with MAO inhibitors, or has finished such a treatment within the past 14 days. Also, this drug should not be administered within 48 hours of a medical procedure that requires general anesthesia; in cases where this is not possible, caution must be employed and the patient needs to remain under medical observation until it is certain that no adverse effects occur.
Stablon may not be suited for therapy during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. Also, use of this drug in patients that are breast-feeding a baby may not be recommended. This medical product has not been thoroughly tested in children under the age of 18 and as such Stablon administration to such patients is not recommended.
Stablon Intake Guidelines
It is recommended that you closely follow the Stablon intake instructions that your personal health care professional has provided. This drug may be taken with food in order to reduce stomach upset. You should set up a strict medication schedule in order to avoid missing any Stablon doses. It is strongly advised that you do not end the treatment with this drug without consulting your personal health care provider in this matter.
The exact Stablon dosage will be prescribed to you by your personal health care professional, based on the particularities of your case. Several factors will contribute to deciding the exact dosage. As such, it is highly recommended that you use the exact dosage that you have been prescribed; you should never use a medication dosage that has been prescribed to another patient, or a dosage that you have been prescribed in the past. This may lead to the triggering of an overdose with this drug, or the medication may have a reduced or no effect in your current situation. If you are uncertain regarding the Stablon dosage that you should take, you should consult your personal health care professional.
At this time, it is not known what the exact symptoms of an overdose with Stablon are. It is recommended that you never take a double dose of this medication unless you are specifically instructed to do so by your personal health care provider. If you experience any uncommon symptoms and believe that you may be affected by an overdose, it is highly recommended that you immediately contact your local poison center or your personal physician. If the situation is critical, you should immediately go to the nearest hospital in order to seek emergency medical attention.
Stablon Missed Dose
In the case you forget to take a dose of your medication, you should take it as soon as you remember and continue with your normal medication schedule. If the moment when you remember is too close to the time of the next Stablon intake, it is advised to completely skip the missed dose, and contact your personal health care provider for advice. In order to prevent missing any doses of the medicine you might want to set up a strict intake schedule or to employ reminder methods such as setting an alarm clock to ring at the time of the next Stablon intake.
Stablon Side Effects
Stablon can cause side effects in some cases. Typically, the side effects are mild and pass after a short time period, however if they become especially bothersome or severe it is recommended that you contact your personal physician. Among the most common side effects caused by this drug, gastralgia, nausea and vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain, flatulence, dry mouth, drowsiness, insomnia, nightmares, asthenia or tachycardia are possible. In some cases, patients have reported experiencing Stablon-induced dizziness, extrasystole, headaches, tremor, precordialgia, faintness, respiratory discomfort, lumbago, myalgia or tightness of the throat. Several other side effects are also possible, some of which are very rare. It is recommended that you consult with your personal health care provider if you begin experiencing any such unexpected symptoms.
Stablon Drug Reactions
It is strongly advised against usage of Stablon in patients that are also following a treatment with MAO inhibitors, or in patients that have finished such a treatment within the past 14 days. It is best to allow the MAO inhibitor therapy to end, and then allow another two weeks before starting a treatment with this drug. In case this is not possible, it is strongly recommended that a different medication is prescribed for the patient’s medical condition.
Other Stablon drug reactions are also possible. As such, it is advised that before starting a treatment with this drug, you inform the prescribing health care professional regarding any other drugs and medication you are currently taking. It is also recommended to inform the health care specialist of any nutritional supplements, minerals or vitamins you are taking, to ensure that no accidental drug interactions occur.