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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 can I know if Buspar (buspirone) is proper working? Feeling?

How can I know if Buspar (buspirone) is proper working? Feeling?

Is my buspar (buspirone) working: Buspar, (buspirone) which is typically rx'ed to treat anxiety, is determined to be effective based on improvement in symptoms. Work with ur doc to devise a plan to identify key anxiety symptoms, & a plan 2 measure & track these. Work closely w/ ur doc, sharing your subjective experience of anxiety, & elicit his/her impression of ur symptoms as you decide together how to move forward. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long should someone take buspar (buspirone)? Do you need to get weaned off of it? Does abrupt discontinuation cause problems?

How long should someone take buspar (buspirone)? Do you need to get weaned off of it? Does abrupt discontinuation cause problems?

Talk to your doctor!: Talk to your doctor! The basic answer is that you should take Buspar (buspirone) as long as directed by your doctor. Do not stop it on your own. You will need to get instructions on how to stop taking it. Originally Buspar (buspirone) was not thought to cause problems when it was taken for a short time. Sometimes it is used for long periods of time, in those cases many physicians will wean off slowly. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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I have peed my self twice today. What does this mean? Does it have anything to do with me being on buspar, (buspirone) vyvance and pristque?

Not likely: There are many reasons for incontinence. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is more likely to cause urinary hesitancy and Buspar and vyvance have no effect on urination that I am aware of. See your doctor and get evaluated for bladder infection or other urinary tract problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about Buspar (buspirone) to treat general anxiety disorder?

Can you tell me about Buspar (buspirone) to treat general anxiety disorder?

It can work: Buspirone is a drug that has been around for over 30 years to treat generalized anxiety disorder (and other anxiety disorders as well.) unlike, benzos, it does not work right away;doesn't cause dependency. Most people are started at a low dose (15 mg/day or so) which is then gradually raised, but it may not be effective until it gets to 30 mg or more, and may take a number of weeks to fully work. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Buspar (buspirone) overdose?

What is the treatment for Buspar (buspirone) overdose?

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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Dose Buspar (buspirone) exist extended release tablets if not do you think they will make it Extended release soon?

Buspar (buspirone): Buspar (buspirone) is marketed as an immediate release medication. I know that the company patented an extended release tablet in 1995, but I don't remember if it ever came to market. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Buspar (buspirone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Buspar (buspirone) allergy?

Buspar allergy: BuSpar (buspirone) is used to treat anxiety/ generalized anxiety disorder. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...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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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 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

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Is Buspar (buspirone) a narcotic?

No: Buspar (buspirone) is an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the azapirone chemical class and is primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (gad). ...Read more

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I was wondering is Buspar (buspirone) a placebo?

Buspar (buspirone) isn't placebo: Buspar (Buspirone) is an anxiolytic medication. It is in a class of medications called azapirones. It is FDA indicated for Generalized Anxiety Disorder but may be used off-label to treat other forms of anxiety. Buspar is a very well tolerated medication overall. Very few of my patients have experienced side effects. When seen they were most often headache, dizziness (usually when getting up from ...Read more

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Can I take wellbutrin and Buspar (buspirone) together?

Yes: Yes. If you have an anxiety diagnosis (which is suggested by your interest in buspar), be aware that wellbutrin (bupropion) sometimes can aggravate anxiety. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is very handy to have around for many cases of depression, add, and smoking cessation, and is usually well-tolerated. But there is that potential for aggravating anxiety. ...Read more

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Does Buspar (buspirone) affect serotonin by blocking it?

No: Buspar has several effects. One is a weak blocker of dopamine. The main effect is probably as a serotonin 1a partial agonist which is a different type of serotonin receptor than ssri antidepressants, that has multiple effects including calming without sedating. This is a mechanism that is shared by Abilify and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). It has been shown to be helpful as an add-on to ssri antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax and Buspar (buspirone) at the same time?

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Xanax/buspar: Not sure why u would take two anxiety medications unless your doctor is switching u from one to the other. Please ask him/her to clarify. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zzzquil while using buspar (buspirone)?

There is a relative: Contraindication. Using these two medications together can cause v concentration, dizziness ; make you more drowsy. ...Read more

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Does Buspar (buspirone) helps you improve quality of sleep?

Does Buspar (buspirone) helps you improve quality of sleep?

Not neccesarily: It can make you drowsy which can lead to sleep. On the other hand if it is helping you with anxiety it can improve your sleep by controlling your mood disorder. ...Read more

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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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How long will diarrhea and headache symptoms last with Buspar?

How long will diarrhea and headache symptoms last with Buspar?

Week or so: Headache and diarrhea are common side effects of buspar. In most people they resolve in a week or two. If it is severe, or if it is not resolving then your doctor may need to lower the dose and go up more slowly. ...Read more

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Can You Take Buspar (buspirone) 5 MG And Zofran 8 MG Together?

Can You Take Buspar (buspirone) 5 MG And Zofran 8 MG Together?

Caution advised: Combination may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome. Signs and symptoms: agitation or restlessness, confusion, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, dilated pupils. Loss of muscle coordination, twitching muscles, muscle rigidity, heavy sweating, diarrhea, headache, shivering & goose bumps, high fevers, seizures, irregular heartbeat and unconsciousness. Call your PCP about this please. ...Read more

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Has anyone had anger and hostility while on buspar (buspirone)?

Has anyone had anger and hostility while on buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone): Possible on high dose in patient with anger problems or bipolar do. ...Read more

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Has anyone seen anger and hostility while on buspar (buspirone)?

Restlessness: The only paradoxic reaction I have noted with Buspar (buspirone) is increased restlessness and anxiety. I have not seen agitation or aggression. However, there are very rare reports of Buspar (buspirone) activating mania. A person in a manic state could become aggressive. ...Read more

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Having palpitations from Buspar (buspirone) should I keep taking it?

Buspar (buspirone): Buspar (buspirone) is very rarely associated with heart palpitations, but anxiety (for which Buspar (buspirone) is often prescribed) more commonly is. If using caffeine or other stimulants, please stop. Please discuss this question with the physician who prescribed you the Buspar (buspirone) -- s/he knows you and how you were before being given this. Psychotherapy helps anxiety also, and might be considered here. ...Read more

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What anxiety meds would work for me because Buspar (buspirone) doesn't?

I would discuss this: W your medical provider. Selective serontonin reuptake inhibiters form a good basis for an anxiety treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can I take Ginkgo Wile im taking zolofet Buspar abilify (aripiprazole)?

NO: Ginkgo has multiple side effects including increase on your anxiety. Avoid these "natural products" when you are taking other medications. ...Read more

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Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral. Thanks?

Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral. Thanks?

Target treatment: Anxiety is a large category of conditions. Depending on what you actually are diagnosed with, a variety of options may target your symptoms. ...Read more

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Which med is the best for anxiety, Buspar (buspirone) or a ssri med. Thanks?

Which med is the best for anxiety, Buspar (buspirone) or a ssri med. Thanks?

They both can: Work well either alone or in combination. For more severe anxiety - I would select ssri over buspar (buspirone). But I think Buspar (buspirone) is a gem of a medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take silenor 3mg while on Buspar (buspirone) 10mg twice daily?

Taking these two: Medications together can increase risk for serotoninergic syndrome. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is Buspar (buspirone) a placebo or is does it actually work?

Buspirone...: ...is a medication that works by binding at one of the serotonin receptors. It is approved for generalized anxiety disorder and some studies show that it is effective in augmenting SSRI antidepressants in major depression. Like any medication, it works for some patients but not for others. ...Read more

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I just took 1200mg of cymbalta and 50mg of buspar (buspirone). Am I in danger?

Yes call 911 now!: Please call 911 now that is way too many! Please get treated you might not die but be seriously damaged as a result. Please, please call 911 and if someone is home tell them now. ...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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Busipirone (Definition)

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