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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.?
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
Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No.: Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin are from two different classes of drugs. Buspar (buspirone) is not a benzodiazepine and does not cause tolerance or withdrawal. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine and does cause tolerance and withdrawal. Symptoms of withdrawal from Klonopin like increased anxiety, tremor, seizures, and possible death if severe would not be helped by buspar (buspirone). If taper off of Klonopin needed, use like medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bupropion is not: considered an anxiolytic medication. Sedating antidepressants often can have effect of reducing anxiety - whereas bupropion tends to be more stimulating. Increased anxiety can sometimes occur as a side-effect. However, some more recent findings are showing at least some anxiolytic affects of bupropion. ...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
Can be taken: Together. No issues with this combination!Get a more detailed answer ›