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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can buspar (buspirone) be taken prn?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
No: No. For it to work you need to take it daily.
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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Buspirone or Buspar (buspirone): Buspirone needs to be taken regularly every 6-8 hours in an amount enough to reduce anxiety. It does not work prn because it needs to build a level in your nervous system to act appropriately. It is very effective taking up to 2-3 days to stabilize in your system. The usual doses are 10-20 mg three times a day with meals. It is a great alternative to sedatives, and also acts as a mood stabilizer.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can Buspar (buspirone) be taken as needed?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) takes several days 2 become effective & works differently than other anti-anxiety meds like benzos that can b taken as needed. It is not known exactly how Buspirone works to relieve the symptoms of anxiety. It is thought 2 work by decreasing the amount & actions of serotonin in certain parts of the brain. Take it as prescribed & go back 2 ur dr 4 discussing ur response & possible se. Thx!
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can Buspar (buspirone) and topomax be taken together?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes: Buspar (buspirone) is an anxiety medication that is very safe when taken with other medications, including topamax.
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