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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 more
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I take Buspar (buspirone) daily. My cfnp switched me from 10mg twice daily to 30mg once daily after worsening symptoms. Is this ok? Just want second opinion.
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
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
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?
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
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
Buspar (buspirone): Mainly headaches and stomach upset.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dose Buspar (buspirone) exist extended release tablets if not do you think they will make it Extended release soon?
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
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
Yes: Yes, they do not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
Taking these two: Medications together can increase risk for serotoninergic syndrome. ...Read more
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
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