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Buspirone

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Anxiety: Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug. This means that it is used to treat anxiety. Common side effects include: dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and insomn ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone): In daytime, usually twice daily, once with breakfast & once with lunch or dinner.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
Mmmhhh: It should not be particularly dangerous in theory. But the only right way to do it is by notifying your dr first. Any modification of what your dr pre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Zhang
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Antianxiety drug: Buspirone is an antianxiety medication. Common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, or fatigue. Rare, but serious sid ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in 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 in 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 in Psychiatry
No: This wonderful little gem of a medicine is not addictive. Take care.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience in 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 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Bupropion is an antidepressant, but it has little if any anxiolytic activity.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone): Is anti-anxiety medication prescribed for different anxiety types, with minimal sedation or abuse potential but delayed onset of action.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Drug interaction: Concurrent use of BuSpar (buspirone) & Brintellix (vortioxetine) could increase risk for serotonin syndrome.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone): Mainly headaches and stomach upset.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Bus par 5 mg?: Is really harmless , discuss with u provider.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience in 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Loss of interest: You are on an antidepressant and 2 anti-anxiety agents. Side effects can include drowsiness, dizziness, depression, slurred speech, etc. Trazodone c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
17 years experience in 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes.: Buspirone is more effective in treating generalized anxiety. I have found it to be helpful for some people who suffer from this condition. You should ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: No. For it to work you need to take it daily.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Effective med: Many medications we use everyday do not have well understood mechanisms of action. However, when used to treat specific conditions, they work very wel ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) is an ssri antidepressant, not a benzo.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: That's not at all an unusual combination and those are small doses for both meds. Most people will need to gradually increase the zoloft (sertraline) ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience in 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
22 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Buproprion: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an NDRI (norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor), and is referred to as an atypical antidepressant. If you have spe ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in 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. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Med exit: It takes 5 to 10 days for this med to exit your body. Because it is fat soluble, this med may require twice as long to exit the brain.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience in Psychiatry
SIDE EFFECTS: The fda requires that all possible side effects be listed. That doesn't mean your going to get them - particularly the awful ones. People react to the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Please don't: I think it would be much better to go see someone and talk about what's going on that you feel so bad. Stopping those meds suddenly is a bad idea anyw ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Buspar (buspirone) and Trazadone: Yes they can , but these medication can cause sedation and therefore u need to start low and go slow and be careful when u drive until u see the effe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes but: Mirtazapine and Buspirone can be taken together safely usually. However, be aware of a rare but dangerous side effect called serotonin syndrome that c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
They can compliment: each other well. I use this combo often with patients.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
YES: I guess at this time that is what controls your sister,s pain. Your concern is noted and should be discussed with her. Other options for pain control ... Read More
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