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Dr. Mark Pack
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Busipirone (Overview)

Busipirone is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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Does any doctor here know anything about Buspar (buspirone) to treat general anxiety disorder?

Does any doctor here know anything about Buspar (buspirone) to treat general anxiety disorder?

What a strange?: You do know what you call the person who graduated last from his medical school class, don't you?? Doctor...... You think there are doctors who haven't a clue as to how to use busipirone for the purpose it was intended. It takes many weeks to work, doesn't work in everybody, and needs usually to be in higher doses than are frequently used (like 60-90 mg a day). Has a few side effects too. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
263 Doctors shared insights

Busipirone (Overview)

Busipirone is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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Why would a GI doctor prescribe Buspar (buspirone) 5mg for abdomen issues?

Why would a GI doctor prescribe Buspar (buspirone) 5mg for abdomen issues?

Research: it works!: For some reason - the composition of the drug has qualities that 'relax' the stomach (muscle) and research revealed that it can be quite effective for that purpose. Here's the study. Http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/773518

At the dose intended for this purpose, it should not be risky but discuss it w/ your doctor before taking to be confident. Best! ...Read more

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I am scared to death to take the meds the dr prescribed. Is 45mg Buspar (buspirone) and 1mg liquid Lexapro high? Can it cause seratonin syndrom? Pls help me.....

I am scared to death to take the meds the dr prescribed. Is 45mg Buspar (buspirone) and 1mg liquid Lexapro high? Can it cause seratonin syndrom? Pls help me.....

No problem.: No likelihood of serotonin syndrome. Buspar (buspirone) 45 mg daily is a very safe dose and it sounds like your doctor is likely aware of you concerns and is trying to very slowly start you on the Lexapro by using the liquid at 1 mg daily (a very low dose). ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) bi used one dose a day only for reversing the sexual side effect?

Can Buspar (buspirone) bi used one dose a day only for reversing the sexual side effect?

Maybe?: Almost 60% of people switched to Buspar (buspirone) actually have an improvement of their sexual function. Each person is a bit different though. I would recommend using it in the morning to see if the bad side effects wear off at night time, or the reverse if you're more interested in morning sexual activity ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective drug with fewer se to add to Lexapro for counteracting sexual se besides buspar (buspirone)?

What is the best and most effective drug with fewer se to add to Lexapro for counteracting sexual se besides buspar (buspirone)?

Sexual side effects: If the sexual dysfunction is due to antidepressants (usually ssris like lexapro) the most effective treatment is to switching (if possible) or adding bupropion to the regimen. Buspirone (buspar) may work sometimes. A doctor needs to rule out other reasons for sexual dysfunction, like diabetes. ...Read more

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Does Buspar (buspirone) work well for social phobia?

Does Buspar (buspirone) work well for social phobia?

Buspar (buspirone): It takes several weeks at right dosage, along with behavior modification. ...Read more

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Is Buspar (buspirone) and Propranolol safe together? Pro is great for my BP and panic and Buspar (buspirone) works for my anxiety. Is the combo safe?

Is Buspar (buspirone) and Propranolol safe together? Pro is great for my BP and panic and Buspar (buspirone) works for my anxiety. Is the combo safe?

Yes, safe: Hi Brad
Very good question. It is always a good idea to check med interactions before starting a new med. These two medications are safe to take together and do not have any documented interactions. ...Read more

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My dr. Switched me from Buspar (buspirone) to zoloft, and now I'm experiencing great anxiety again. How long will the Zoloft take to kick in? Is this normal?

My dr. Switched me from Buspar (buspirone) to zoloft, and now I'm experiencing great anxiety again. How long will the Zoloft take to kick in? Is this normal?

3-12 weeks: Zoloft effectiveness for gad (number of people):

not at all somewhat moderate high very high
overall 6 55 91 74 24
long term
(1+ years) 0 16 46 42 18
if it works it can take 3-12 weeks for its effect. Www. Ehealthme. Com/cd/gad/zoloft unlike lexapro, (escitalopram) zoloft was never fda approved for generalized anxiety. ...Read more

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I accidentally took a double dose of my buspar (buspirone). Normal is 15mg x 3 and I took 30 at once. Is this safe?

Yes: You should be fine. Drink lots of water just watch for drowsiness/ lightheartedness. Take buspar (buspirone) with or without food. If this was the 2nd dose of the day then take the next dose the next day. For Buspar to work properly it should be taken at regular intervals (2 -3 divided doses/day). Choose the times that are best for you; this way you can take your medication at same time each day. ...Read more

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What is the usual dose of Buspar (buspirone) for gad and how long can I take this medication safely?

What is the usual dose of Buspar (buspirone) for gad and how long can I take this medication safely?

Dosing for Buspirone: Buspirone (buspar) is an anti anxiety medication which can be prescribed in doses ranging from 10 to 60 mg, or if necessary up to 90 mg a day. It is well tolerated if taken with food, and every 4 to 6 hours apart. The most effective dosing protocol is taking up to 20 mg three times a day, and or at bedtime. The response depends on each individual and the severity of the condition. ...Read more

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1st day off Xanax (alprazolam) cld trky hrribl. Gana. Stop. Al.L.Meds. Cld. Trky. Scard. Tho. Onwelbutrn. Buspar. Nrco. Zanaflx. Zntac. N more....How dangerous stopping all?

1st day off Xanax (alprazolam) cld trky hrribl. Gana. Stop. Al.L.Meds. Cld. Trky. Scard. Tho. Onwelbutrn. Buspar. Nrco. Zanaflx. Zntac. N more....How dangerous stopping all?

Cold turkey??: You haven't listed all your medications, but suddenly stopping the xanax (alprazolam) could risk seizures for sure. You sound like you may be in withdrawal, and I suggest a taper rather than "cold turkey." Norco can cause a withdrawal syndrome also. For your own health, please work with your doctor on this rather than doing what you're doing. ...Read more

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Buspar (buspirone) and Zoloft do they interact?

Yes: Both drugs effect serotonin. Combined at high doses there is a risk of a toxic effect.
On the other hand, Buspar (buspirone) can enhance the effect of antidepressants like zoloft when depression has been refractory to treatment. ...Read more

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On Buspar (buspirone) for over a week, less anxiety but more anger, this is unlike me. Will this side effect pass or should I stop taking?

On Buspar (buspirone) for over a week, less anxiety but more anger, this is unlike me. Will this side effect pass or should I stop taking?

Buspar (buspirone): Very common effect when Buspar (buspirone) is started, eases up with time, especially as it seems to be working for the anxiety. Keep your doctor informed of any and all side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

Well - tolerated: My patients have tolerated Buspar (buspirone) exceptionally well. The most common side effect they have reported is dizziness. Other potential side effects can include: headache, feeling tired, ringing of ears, paradoxical feelings of restlessness or anxiety, blurring of vision, nausea, GI upset, dry mouth & congestion. Priapism would be a very rare but serious side effect. See below. ...Read more

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42 year old male, how long does Buspar (buspirone) stay in your system. I have been taking 15mg a day for 3.5 weeks. 7.5 mg twice a day.?

42 year old male, how long does Buspar (buspirone) stay in your system. I have been taking 15mg a day for 3.5 weeks. 7.5 mg twice a day.?

3-hours half-life: Buspar (buspirone hcl) has a relatively short half-life (the time it takes for 1/2 to disappear in your body) is only about 3 hours. Typically, after 5-6 half-lives, there isn't much left in the body following the last dose. Because you r using a small dosage, there isn't much in your body after a day or 2. If you have additional concern, repost questions or consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does is take for Buspar (buspirone) side effect to go away? Feeling very dizzy. Been on it almost 3 weeks

Sooner than that: Side effects that have lasted nearly 3 weeks are probably not going to improve anytime soon. Talk to your prescribing doctor about this. He or she may lower your dose or switch you to a different medication. Please don't change it on your own. ...Read more

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What is the max amt of time one should take Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)? What are the long term effects of taking these.

What is the max amt of time one should take Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)? What are the long term effects of taking these.

As long as necessary: In conjunction with the prescribing physician you should take these medications as long as is necessary to successful treat the condition for which they are prescribed. There are no significant long term adverse effects. ...Read more

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I'm on Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 40mg can remeron bi add at 15mg for insomnia. Ther any interaction?

I'm on Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 40mg can remeron bi add at 15mg for insomnia. Ther any interaction?

Increase zoloft (sertraline): Yes, serotonin syndrome with high blood pressure and seizures can be one risk. It is not a good idea to take two SSRI-type medications with similar mechanisms of action. It would be better to raise the dose of zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) if it works for you. Zoloft (sertraline) is indicated for just about all anxiety disorders. If zoloft (sertraline) doesn't improve your symptoms, then it would be a good idea to see a specialist to switch. ...Read more

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Can somebody take Cymbalta at low dose for pain in his back while Taking Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 20mg did this combination exist?

Can somebody take Cymbalta at low dose for pain in his back while Taking Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 20mg did this combination exist?

A bit unusual...: Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is an SNRI that enhances serotonin and norepinephrine. Sertraline (Zoloft) enhances only serotonin.

Duloxetine is approved for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depression and several forms of pain, and it seems to help a substantial portion of patients with their pain.

I am not sure why you would be on both sertraline and duloxetine, as their mechanisms are similar. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone overdosed on buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone) Overdose: Overdose symptoms are drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, it can be life threatening if mixed with alcohol and/or other drugs
treatment involvs pumping the stomach and supportive care with IV fluids, airway stabilization and ventilation if needed in severecases, maintaining BP and vital signs and fluid balance.
I only Buspar (buspirone) overdose, no fatalities have been reported with five five time the dose. ...Read more

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Have any of the healthcare providers here found much success with Buspar (buspirone)?

Yes: I find it to be a real gem of a medication. Although it is a gentle anxiolytic - it is a wonderful adjunct with antidepressants. I also use it with anxious ruminators who have problems with initial insomnia. ...Read more

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I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can I take a buspar (buspirone)? I was px Buspar (buspirone) 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side ef

I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can I take a buspar (buspirone)? I was px Buspar (buspirone) 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side ef

Yes you can: But Buspirone is not free of potential side effects either; no drug is. No 'natural' approach is necessary risk-free either. Buspirone can cause headaches and dizziness as most comon symptom, and I recommend starting 5 mg twice a day for several days, then increase to 10 mg twice a day and give it several weeks. Talk to the prescribing doctor for their advice. Psychotherapy is also an approach. ...Read more

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Switched from citalopram 20mg to busipirone. Could you tell me how much busi is equiv to cital 20mg?

Switched from citalopram 20mg to busipirone. Could you tell me how much busi is equiv to cital 20mg?

Different: Busar is an anxiolytic. Citalopram (Celexa) is a SSRI antidepressant. Although Celexa can be used for OCD and anxiety one of its most frequently reported side effects is anxiety. Buspar (buspirone) activates presynaptic Dopamine receptors. The starting dose is 7.5 mg twice a day. It may take several weeks to work. You can increase the daily dose by 5 mg every few days.
Avoid commercial grapefruit juice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Busipirone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Busipirone allergy?

Buspar Allergy: Buspirone (brand name Buspar) is an anti-anxiety medication. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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How many minutes does it take Buspar to take effect? And how long does Buspar stay in your system

Within a couple: Of hours to take effect. To achieve maximum results you must be on it at least 4-6ms. And the length of time it stays in your system depends on how long your were on it. After 8-12 hour period in most but not all cases. ...Read more

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What is buspar (buspirone)?

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. ...Read more

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What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

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. ...Read more

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What is Azapirones? Is that buspar (buspirone)?

Azapirones: Buspar (buspirone) is one of the members of the group Azapirones. ...Read more