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Busipirone is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.
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
Busipirone is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the max amt of time one should take Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)?What are the long term effects of taking these.
Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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