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A 50-year-old female asked:

I recently stsrted takiing 7.5 mg of buspar (buspirone) twice daily for anxiety. can i enjoy the occasional glass of wine or two safely while taking buspar (buspirone)?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
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 likely to have impact on anxiety or the buspar, (buspirone) more might cause problems. If you have had alcohol problems in the past, or a strong family history of alcoholism, even small amounts of alcohol might trigger drinking more. Talk to the prescribing doctor about it.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Wine?: Wine can cause mood symptoms and can interact with medication.
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Last updated Jun 1, 2019

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