TYNEPT OD TABLET 10'S
What is Tianeptine used for?
Tianeptine is used for the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Tianeptine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Tianeptine work?
Tianeptine belongs to the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake enhancers (SSRE). This drug acts by enhancing the re-absorption of serotonin from neurons, which helps to enhance the chemical messengers in the brain. Thus, it helps in relieving depressive illnesses.
How to take Tianeptine?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Tianeptine as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug on an empty stomach.
If you miss a dose of Tianeptine, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Tianeptine?
Drugs that interact with Tianeptine include the following:
- Tedizolid Phosphate
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Tianeptine?
The following are the most common side effects of Tianeptine:
- Abdominal pain
- Dry mouth
- Muscular pain
- Lack of appetite
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Difficulty urination
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking Tianeptine?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Tianeptine or similar drugs.
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Tianeptine.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Tianeptine medicine causes severe drowsiness or blurred vision.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Tianeptine medication.
- Consult your doctor before taking Tianeptine medication during breastfeeding. Do not self-medicate.
- Avoid taking Tianeptine along with another drug for depression.
You are advised not to take Tianeptine if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Tianeptine?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney disease.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Inform your doctor about the usage of Tianeptine before taking general anesthesia.
- Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions about Tianeptine
- Is it safe to use Tianeptine medication in geriatric patients?
- Is it safe to take Tianeptine medication during pregnancy?
- How should Tianeptine be stored?
- Can I take Tianeptine while using Isocarboxazid?
Exercise caution while using Tianeptine medication in geriatric patients as they are more sensitive in developing the side effects.
Avoid taking Tianeptine medication during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the foetus. Please consult your doctor before taking any drug during pregnancy.
Tianeptine should be stored below 300C, away from heat, sunlight and excess moisture. Keep the medication away from the reach of children.
It is not recommended to take Tianeptine medication if you have taken any MAO inhibitors, such as Isocarboxazid in past 2 weeks. Please consult your doctor.
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