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Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Will Buspar (buspirone) cause weight gain?

Not commonly: Weight gain is not common with Buspar (buspirone) -- happens in less than 1% of people according to pre-clinical studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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On Lexapro and Buspar (buspirone) for depression weight gain and increased agression my doc won't take me off because my dad thinks its working what should i do?

On Lexapro and Buspar (buspirone) for depression weight gain and increased agression my doc won't take me off because my dad thinks its working what should i do?

Want off medication: I am not sure of your age, so that makes it difficult to answer your question. Having an honest discussion with your doctor is needed, and this is also needed with your dad. The medication may be helping you, and this is likely why there is hesitation for you to come off the medication. So, start with an honest discussion with your dad and your doctor. Consider a slow taper of your medication ...Read more

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Considering Buspar (buspirone) for GAD , but very very concerned about weight gain (part of reason I am anxious in the first place).is weight gain common?

Considering Buspar (buspirone) for GAD , but very very concerned about weight gain (part of reason I am anxious in the first place).is weight gain common?

Unlikely: Weight gain is listed as an uncommon (~1%) side effect of Buspar (buspirone). If this has been recommended by your doctor for GAD, it's worth trying. Monitor your weight and let doc know if you're concerned and stop med if it's a problem. Bottom line: Buspar (buspirone) is not associated with weight gain. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is Buspar (buspirone) an anti anxiety med? Weight gain? Does it have to be taken every day? Or is it like valium. Thanks

Is Buspar (buspirone) an anti anxiety med? Weight gain? Does it have to be taken every day? Or is it like valium. Thanks

Yes, maybe, yes, no: It is an anti-anxiety drug and for some it does seem to increase appetite and result in weight gain and it is to be taken regularly as directed - it is not a PRN-type (for the moment) medication. Discuss this at length w/ your doctor and if they are not experts - ask for a referral to have your needs evaluated. Add therapy to optimize effectiveness of any drug tx. Best! ...Read more

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I've been taking Buspar for about 2 months. I take 10mg twice a day. I can deal with the dizziness and even the weight gain, but I'm really struggling with the extreme tiredness. I love how it has helped my anxiety. Is there something I can do with my cur

I've been taking Buspar for about 2 months. I take 10mg twice a day. I can deal with the dizziness and even the weight gain, but I'm really struggling with the extreme tiredness. I love how it has helped my anxiety. Is there something I can do with my cur

Speak to your doctor: You may still benefit from the drug by just cutting back on the daily dose but should speak to your doctor to discuss the feasibility of that recommendation given that it is helping you clinically. ...Read more

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I got off anti psychotics tired of weight gain It was only prescribed for sleep I take Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep meds don't leave you tired stay sleep?

I got off anti psychotics tired of weight gain It was only prescribed for sleep I take Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep meds don't leave you tired stay sleep?

Sleeping medication: I tend to gravitate toward prescribing the older sleeping agents like Flurazepam and Temazepam. They seem to be more effective at keeping you asleep. They are also much less expensive and do not induce sleepwalking like Ambien (zolpidem) does. ...Read more

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I am on 100 mg trazadone 300 valafexiline 30 buspar (buspirone). Is this a bad combo.? I have higher b.p. excessive sweating,weight gain. Also blood panel recen

I am on 100 mg trazadone 300 valafexiline 30 buspar (buspirone).  Is this a bad combo.? I have higher b.p.  excessive sweating,weight gain. Also blood panel recen

Possible side effect: Based on the symptoms you are experiencing, this might not be a good medication combination for you. Individuals can differ in terms of what medication combinations and doses work for them. Venlafaxine (Effexor) can cause people's blood pressure to increase. Too much serotonin (which is one of the brain chemicals that these 3 medications affect), can cause excessive sweating as well. ...Read more

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If we need to control GAD&SAD with fewer possibility of weight gain and drowsiness so which combo more compatible: (BUSPAR/PROZAC) or (BUSPAR/ZOLOFT)?

If we need to control GAD&SAD with fewer possibility of weight gain and drowsiness so which combo more compatible: (BUSPAR/PROZAC) or (BUSPAR/ZOLOFT)?

It depends: Everyone is different so a trial and error attempt is often required. How about buproprion (Wellbutrin) and Buspar (buspirone)? SAD also can respond to light therapy so don't leave that option out. Also some patients with a diagnosis of GAD have other issues going on. Commonly they will have aspects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can benefit from specific therapy. ...Read more

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I got off anti psychotics gained weight they were for sleep i take 15mg Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep med that will let me stay asleep and not tired?

I got off anti psychotics gained weight they were for sleep i take 15mg Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep med that will let me stay asleep and not tired?

Sleep & psych: There's no one best medication for treatment of insomnia, nor one best class of med. Talk with your doctor about the right medication for your symptoms. Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping more or less) may represent exacerbation of an underlying psychiatric illness (depression, mania, anxiety ...). Changes in sleep habits shu b reported to ur doc. Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a stimulant, may worsen insomnia. ...Read more

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Weight gain program?

And?: Are you looking for one? Why? What is your goal? Do you have a medical problem? ...Read more

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Weight gain after valleyfever?

Weight gain after valleyfever?

Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc. ...Read more

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What are some weight gain foods?

What are some weight gain foods?

Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Weight gain?

What are the tests for Weight gain?

Fairly obvious: To see if there is weight gain simply using a scale works well. You might mean why someone gained weight, generally looking and talking determines the answer. Sometimes getting someone to write down everything they eat is needed but not generally that hard. ...Read more

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Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Does soyabean helps in weight gain?

Clarify: Are you asking if soy beans help you gain or lose weight? They are an excellent source of protein . By themselves, they will not help you gain or lose weight but as part of a healthy diet they can help in both. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Busipirone (Definition)

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