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is buspar a narcotic

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 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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Not classified as narcotic, but it does have some narcotic-like properties.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No: it is not
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Hydramine: Hydramine is not a narcotic. It is used primarily as an antihistamine for running noses and coughs.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. It is classified as a controlled substance by the feds.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
No: Centrally acting muscle relaxant that works for about 6 hours.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
No, SSRI: a newer SSRI is citalopram (Celexa) which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of depression in 1998. Although it is str ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
No, not even close.: Narcotics are medicatoins that affect pain systems in the body. Amphetamine is a stimulant that is used mostly in treating adhd but also can be used ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: It is an anticholenergic medication used in the treatment of irriatablle bowel syndrome (ibs-d).
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
Clonazepam: Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine. This is the same category for valium (diazepine), Ativan (lorazepam), xanax (alprazolam). They all share in common th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
It can be: Actually, it's in the medication class known as Tetracyclic Antidepressants so technically speaking it was not initially approved or marketed for tran ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Goldman
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Carisoprodol is not a opiate narcotic. It is used to treat certain types of muscle spasm and pain but does not work the same way as an opiate.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It is a tricyclic antidepressant that works on norepinephrine
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: It is a ester type local anesthetic which anesthetizes respiratory passages decreasing the cough reflex.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No it's mot: Muscle relaxer.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Amitriptylene is a tricyclic antidepressant, not a benzodiazapine.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suma Kaki
Dr. Suma Kaki answered
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is an anti inflammatory medication, not a narcotic.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Clozapine is considered a 2nd generation antipsychotic medication, typically used in schizophrenia, that antagonizes quite a few neurotransmitter rece ... Read More
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