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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience Clinical Psychology
Within a couple: of hours to take effect. To achieve maximum results you must be on it at least 4-6ms. and the length of time it stays in your system depends on how lo ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Antianxiety: It's an anti anxiety pill not in the same class as a benzodiazepine like xanax, (alprazolam) ativan...It binds to serotonin and Dopamine receptors.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No. For it to work you need to take it daily.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Anti-anxiety: Buspar (buspirone) aka Buspirone is used to treat anxiety. Most common side effects are nausea, sedation, dizziness, headace, and in some cases exc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Buspar (buspirone) is a ssri often used to effectively treat anxiety disorders.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, some major: The major alerts are for the risk of serotonin syndrome. Several other concerns exist between these drugs and include increased risks for the common s ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: This wonderful little gem of a medicine is not addictive. Take care.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
3-hours half-life: Buspar (buspirone hcl) has a relatively short half-life (the time it takes for 1/2 to disappear in your body) is only about 3 hours. Typically, after ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Can be: A common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) is drowsiness. Bedtime dosing may allay the problem. Be sure to discuss any side effects with your prescri ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Concurrent use of BuSpar (buspirone) & Brintellix (vortioxetine) could increase risk for serotonin syndrome.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Ducate
Specializes in Psychiatry
No.: Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin are from two different classes of drugs. Buspar (buspirone) is not a benzodiazepine and does not cause tolerance or wi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Research: it works!: For some reason - the composition of the drug has qualities that 'relax' the stomach (muscle) and research revealed that it can be quite effective for ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone): Mainly headaches and stomach upset.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They can be taken together, but usually aren't, since Remeron and Zoloft (sertraline) are both antidepressants. Remeron can sometimes be added to hel ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Buspirone, also known by its trade name buspar, (buspirone) is a non-benzodiazepine, non- narcotic medication that is indicated for the treatment of ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Different drugs: Abilify (aripiprazole) and Buspar are very different medications, Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic and Buspar antidepressant. One should not ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Bupropion is an antidepressant, but it has little if any anxiolytic activity.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Maybe? : Almost 60% of people switched to Buspar (buspirone) actually have an improvement of their sexual function. Each person is a bit different though. I ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
Sexual side effects: If the sexual dysfunction is due to antidepressants (usually ssris like lexapro) the most effective treatment is to switching (if possible) or adding ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Common: You should be in psychotherapy and discuss with your psychotherapists other ways to decrease your anxiety. However, combining clonopin and Cymbalta (d ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone): It takes several weeks at right dosage, along with behavior modification.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
And the rest?: The biggest risk is Buspar (buspirone) and Sertraline for Serotonin Syndrome. The others all have at least a warning to watch for effects of dizziness ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Both drugs effect serotonin. Combined at high doses there is a risk of a toxic effect. On the other hand, Buspar (buspirone) can enhance the effect ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Few weeks: That's the short answer. If you were less ancious while taking buspar, (buspirone) it must have been stopped for a reason. The increased anxiety you ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience Family Medicine
Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at inc ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: You would want to be aware of the possibility of increased sedation and headaches, but this combination is likely to be safe.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Wellbutrin (bupropion) too!: Really, please do heed my last suggestion - be careful about too many interactions. Now it also seems you may have blood pressure issues. Note - it is ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor: Buspar (buspirone) is prescribed for anxiety; while an occasional glass of wine or two (literally no more than 2 no more than twice a week) is not lik ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Cold turkey??: You haven't listed all your medications, but suddenly stopping the xanax (alprazolam) could risk seizures for sure. You sound like you may be in ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is an ssri antidepressant, not a benzo.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask again: You have a question about Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft. Ask more specifically and I'm sure someone will be happy to help. Also, don't hesitate to ask ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Uncommon: Acid reflux is not a commonly listed adverse effect of Buspar (buspirone) but there is no way to say no with complete certainty. Unlikely but possible ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Sooner than that: Side effects that have lasted nearly 3 weeks are probably not going to improve anytime soon. Talk to your prescribing doctor about this. He or she m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zoloft/Buspar: No specific time frame, as long as they are helping with your depression/anxiety. Med's are started to treat the acute phase of the illness, then dosa ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac/Buspar: No major negative interactions, except some nausea if taken together.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Wow! That's a lot: Talk with your doctor about the need for so many psychotropics - the only big interactions are amongst them. The most striking is the Buspar (buspiron ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
A bit unusual...: Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is an SNRI that enhances serotonin and norepinephrine. Sertraline (Zoloft) enhances only serotonin. Duloxetine is approved f ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Buspar (buspirone) Overdose: Overdose symptoms are drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, it can be life threatening if mixed with alcohol and/or other drugs treatment invol ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: I find it to be a real gem of a medication. Although it is a gentle anxiolytic - it is a wonderful adjunct with antidepressants. I also use it with an ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone) : Buspar (buspirone) is very different that xanax or ativan. It is not addictive, not a benzodiazapine and does not have the same mood altering affects. ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience Psychiatry
It should be OK: Today take your escitalopram 5mg & continue Buspar (buspirone) as usual. Should not be a problem. Tommorrow, resume your treatment as usual. Best wish ... Read More

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