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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can buspar (buspirone) be taken as needed?

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 32 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!
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
Psychiatry 33 years experience
No: Buspar (buspirone) only works if taken in a steady manner.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Usually no problem: But better check with your doc to be safe.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Not recomanded: Buspar, (buspirone) even though can be taken as needed, depending for what indication you are using. Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it for you, will be better advice. Most of these class of medications are more beneficial if taken at a regular basis.

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Can Buspar (buspirone) be taken prn?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No: No. For it to work you need to take it daily.
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Can Buspar (buspirone) and topomax be taken together?

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