A 25-year-old male asked:
can you drink alcohol occasionally while taking a low dose of buspar 5mg daily? 2.5mg evening, 2.5mg night.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Rusk answered
59 years experience Psychiatry
Consider Changes: Buspar (buspirone) has few interactions with other medications and usually mild or no side effects. Alcohol is a powerful drug and combined with Buspar can be sedating. Also, alcohol has rebound withdrawal effects 18 to 24 hours after drinking causing nervousness relieved by more alcohol. Consider counseling & stopping all alcohol with higher doses of Buspar until anxiety relieved.
Answered on Oct 15, 2020
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