United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A female asked:
My doc prescribed buspirone hydrochloride 10mg cos i said i have anxiety. he didn't ask any questions at all. i'm worried about side effects.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Get straight talk: Both patients and physicians are trapped in dysfunctional health care systems around the world. I'm sorry your doctor-patient encounter wasn't more successful, and i hope that you are able to make a follow-up to discuss both your medication and your life situation. I'm sorry this has happened and i admire your courage in writing.
4.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
Here is what I do: I start all of my patients on 5 mg twice a day for one week, ten 10 mg twice a day for one week, then 15 mg twice a day after that. The only side effect to be concerned about is a strange dizziness that is difficult to describe. If it happens, then lower the dose down to the previous dose until it resolves before trying to raise it again. Take the highest dose up to 30mg a day you can tolerate.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 26, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.