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What is buspar (buspirone)?

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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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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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 had extreme nausea on a very low dose of Abilify (aripiprazole) & had to discontinue use? Would Buspar have a similar side effect? Also does it cause weight gain

I had extreme nausea on a very low dose of Abilify (aripiprazole) & had to discontinue use? Would Buspar have a similar side effect? Also does it cause weight gain

Not likely: Buspar and Abilify (aripiprazole) affect very different brain systems and have different uses. Each has its own side effect profile. (the one cannot be substituted for the other.). ...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?

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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Is it safe to take Buspar (buspirone) and melatonin together?

Is it safe to take Buspar (buspirone) and melatonin together?

Yes: You would want to be aware of the possibility of increased sedation and headaches, but this combination is likely to be safe. ...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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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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How long does is take for Buspar (buspirone) side effect to go away? Feeling very dizzy. Been on it almost 3 weeks

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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How well do Prozac and Buspar (buspirone) interact?

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Prozac/Buspar: No major negative interactions, except some nausea if taken together. ...Read more

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Med interactions? Buspar, (buspirone) synthroid, clonazepam, trazodone, premerain, centrum silver, vit d and calcium? And atenolol at night.

Maybe!: 1. Consult with your treating physician to get a specific answer for your conditions.
2. A lot depends on the dose of the medications, when you take them, what you are taking them for, and how long you have been taking them.
3. If your thyroid replacement is not enough, you could have more side effects.
4. You may be completely fine if the medicines are done carefully.
Talk to your doctor! ...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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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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Can Buspar (buspirone) be taken prn?

Can Buspar (buspirone) be taken prn?

Buspirone or Buspar (buspirone): Buspirone needs to be taken regularly every 6-8 hours in an amount enough to reduce anxiety. It does not work prn because it needs to build a level in your nervous system to act appropriately. It is very effective taking up to 2-3 days to stabilize in your system. The usual doses are 10-20 mg three times a day with meals. It is a great alternative to sedatives, and also acts as a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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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 the drug Buspar (buspirone) for?

What is the drug Buspar (buspirone) for?

Buspar (buspirone): It is used for mild to moderate anxiety, and sometimes used to relieve symptoms of depression associated with Generalized anxiety disorder. ...Read more