General Information on Stablon
Stablon is an antidepressant agent. It increases uptake of serotonin in the patient’s brain and reduces stress-induced atrophy of neuronal dendrites. This drug is used in major depression, depressed bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder or dysthymia. The generic name of this drug is Tianeptine. This medication is available as Stablon 12.5mg.
Stablon is a drug generally indicated for treating major depressive episodes ranging from mild, moderate or severe intensity. It works by increasing the spontaneous activity of pyramidal cells in the hippocampus and accelerates their recovery after functional inhibition.
You can only buy Stablon as per a doctor’s prescription.
Side effects of Stablon
You should not buy Stablon online if :
- You have used a MAO inhibitor recently
- You are taking another medicine which interacts with Stablon
Before you buy Stablon, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
- About to undergo general anesthetic
- Fructose intolerance
- Glucose and galactose malabsorption syndrome
- Sucrase-isomaltase deficiency
- History of alcohol or drug dependency
Some of the common, and mild, side effects of this drug are:
- Increased sweating
- Loss of appetite
You should consult your doctor immediately if your experience any of the following side effects:
- Blurred vision
- Decreased Sex drive
- Feeling of weakness
- Tightness of the throat Myalgia
- Respiratory discomfort
- Disturbances of the gut
- Insomnia and vivid dreams
- Postural hypotension
Pregnant women should avoid Stablon since it is harmful to an unborn child. Nursing mothers should take this medication only after they talk to their doctor.
Dosage of Stablon
A patient should take Stablon 12.5mg as per prescription of a doctor. A patient has to take this medicine after food. Recommended dosage is one Stablon 12.5mg tablet three times a day before main meals. For elderly patients, those over 70 years and those patients suffering from renal insufficiency the dose should be restricted to two Stablon 12.5mg tablets a day.
In case a patient misses a dose of Stablon 12.5mg medicine, and if remembers within an hour or so, he or she should take the missed dose immediately. You can continue with your regular schedule if it is already time for your next dose of this medicine. A patient should not take double doses. In case of overdose, a patient should seek an urgent medical attention. Overdose symptoms include drowsiness, severe abdominal pain, nightmares, and suicidal thoughts.
Stablon should not be taken with non selective MAOIs and mianserine. However, a wash-out period of 15 days is needed between treatment with MAOIs and treatment with Stablon. A wash-out period of 24 hours is needed when replacing Stablon with an MAOI. Due to its sucrose content, Stablon is contradicted for patients with fructose intolerance, glucose and galactose malabsorption syndrome or sucrase-isomaltase deficiency which is a rare inherited disease.
In order to prevent accidental drug interactions between Stablon and other drugs a patient should inform doctor or chemist regularly if he or she should be taking any other pharmaceutical drug with this medication. The adverse drug reaction symptoms include lump in the throat, myalgia, lipothymia, hot flushes, respiratory discomfort, dry mouth, flatulence, insomnia, tachycardia and vertigo.