A 27-year-old male asked:
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how long after taking buspar (buspirone) (7.5mg 2x a day) can i drink alcohol? i've heard the half life is only 3 hours. does that mean i can drink in 12 hours?

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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
My understanding: ...is that drinking is not advised while taking Buspar (buspirone) as the combination can increase nervous system side effects, and may decrease the benefits of the medication. Best to check with the MD who prescribed the medication and follow his/her recommendations.
Answered on Dec 29, 2020

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