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What is buspar (buspirone)?

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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
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.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Buspar (buspirone): Is classified as a benzodiazepine, even though it doesn't bind to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. As such, it is an antianxiety medication with no potential for abuse or dependence.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Buspar (buspirone): It is used for mild to moderate anxiety, and sometimes used to relieve symptoms of depression associated with Generalized anxiety disorder.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

What is the drug Buspar (buspirone) for?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Buspar (buspirone): It is used for mild to moderate anxiety, and sometimes used to relieve symptoms of depression associated with Generalized anxiety disorder.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Anti-anxiety: Buspar (buspirone) aka Buspirone is used to treat anxiety. Most common side effects are nausea, sedation, dizziness, headace, and in some cases excitement or restlessness.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Anksilon is it the same as buspar (buspirone)?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Yes: Anksilon is a trade name for Buspirone (buspar) in australia and other countries.
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A 48-year-old male asked:

What is Azapirones ? Is that buspar (buspirone)?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Azapirones: Azapirones are a group of medications classified as anxiolytics. The most commonly known medication of this group is Buspar (buspirone).
A 48-year-old female asked:

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.

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