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A 45-year-old male asked:

i accidentally took a double dose of my buspar (buspirone). normal is 15mg x 3 and i took 30 at once. is this safe?

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Yes : You should be fine. Drink lots of water just watch for drowsiness/ lightheartedness. Take buspar(buspirone) with or without food. If this was the 2nd dose of the day then take the next dose the next day. For Buspar to work properly it should be taken at regular intervals (2 -3 divided doses/day) .Choose the times that are best for you; this way you can take your medication at same time each day.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Buspar (buspirone): you should be fine, just let your doctor know.

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Talk to your doctor!: Talk to your doctor! the basic answer is that you should take Buspar (buspirone) as long as directed by your doctor. Do not stop it on your own. You will need to get instructions on how to stop taking it. Originally Buspar (buspirone) was not thought to cause problems when it was taken for a short time. Sometimes it is used for long periods of time, in those cases many physicians will wean off slowly. Ask your physician.
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Will I get withdrawls for skipping a buspar (buspirone)?

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No: Buspar (buspirone) does not cause "drug tolerance" and therefore there is no withdrawal if you skip a dose. Of course, it's still better not to skip doses if you want it to work as well as it can.

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