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Is buspar (buspirone) a narcotic?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
No: Buspirone, also known by its trade name buspar, (buspirone) is a non-benzodiazepine, non- narcotic medication that is indicated for the treatment of anxiety disorder. It's thought to work through its binding and activation of a certain type of serotonin receptor in the brain -- specifically the 5ht1a receptor -- and it's through this activity that Buspirone is thought to have its anti-anxiety effects.
Dr. Thomas Oliverson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) is a mild antidepressant. It is not a narcotic.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) is an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the azapirone chemical class and is primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (gad).
Dr. Kevin McElroy
Anesthesiology 11 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) or Buspirone is a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic, meaning it can reduce anxiety while not being a sedative such as valium or xanax. It acts on serotonin and Dopamine receptors. It is not considered a narcotic, and is not strictly regulated as such.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: It is not a narcotic.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Buspar (buspirone): Anxiolytic, not Narcotic.

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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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