By Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel


What is Stablon® (tianeptine) used for?

Stablon® is a medicinal product containing tianeptine, commonly used for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Stablon® may also be used to treat asthma or irritable bowel syndrome.

How should I take Stablon® (tianeptine)?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Stablon® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Stablon®.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
  • You should take Stablon® before main meals.

How do I store Stablon® (tianeptine)?

Stablon® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Stablon® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Stablon® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Stablon® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.


Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Stablon® (tianeptine)?

Before using Stablon®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Stablon®.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Stablon®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Stablon® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Stablon®. Stablon® is pregnancy risk category D, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Stablon® (tianeptine)?

As taking others medicines, taking Stablon® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Lack of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • Palpitations
  • Muscular or joint pain
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Tremor
  • Dry mouth
  • Hepatitis (rare)


What drugs may interact with Stablon® (tianeptine)?

Stablon® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Stablon® (tianeptine)?

Stablon® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Stablon® (tianeptine)?

Stablon® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions are:

  • Gastric lavage followed by symptomatic treatment and monitoring of CV
  • Respiratory
  • Metabolic and renal function


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Stablon® (tianeptine).

What is the dose of Stablon® (tianeptine) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Stablon®.

Recommended dose is 12.5 mg, three times per day.

What is the dose of Stablon® (tianeptine) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Stablon® (tianeptine) available?

Stablon® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 12.5 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Stablon®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 13, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019

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