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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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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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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?

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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