What was the primary symptom reported in patients with tianeptine intoxication?
Lethargy. A recent retrospective study of tianeptine exposures reported to a statewide poison center identified 17 cases of intoxication over a 2.5-year period. Lethargy was most commonly reported in 65% of patients. No patients developed QRS prolongation despite structural similarity to tricyclic antidepressants.
Rushton W. Characteristics of tianeptine effects reported to a poison control center: a growing threat to public health. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2020 DOI: 10.1080/15563650.2020.1781151