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What is the minimum stable dosage of buspirone (buspar). Should it be 30mg daily or 20mg works also for patients with gad.

What is the minimum stable dosage of buspirone (buspar).  Should it be 30mg daily or 20mg works also for patients with gad.

30-60mg/day: Work closely with your md, as increasing too rapidly can make you unsteady, dizzy. Buspar can be started 5-10mg 2-3x a day and increased by 5-10mg every 4+days as tolerated up to max 60mg/day or lower if not tolerate that high of a dose. Some indivs need the 60mg/day total dosing to reach significant benefit of buspar. It also can take 4-6 weeks for a response. ...Read more

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Im taking 10 mg buspar, 1 mg clonazepam daily, my dosage of fluoxetine was, just increased from 30 to 40mg...I have ringing in my ears constant...Thx.

Im taking 10 mg buspar, 1 mg clonazepam daily, my dosage of fluoxetine was, just increased from 30 to 40mg...I have ringing in my ears constant...Thx.

Medication side effe: I can't tell from the description you provide what the time sequence is, but the first thing to do is always rule out a medication side effect. If it is safe for you to return to 30 mg of fluoxetine that might solve the problem. ...Read more

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I have been buspar for about 9 months. My doctor recent increased my dosage to 5 mg 3 times per day. It caused very bad twitching of my limbs and muscle jerking and brain zaps. I am hoping it was the medicine. I am in the process of getting off the m

I have been buspar for about 9 months.  My doctor recent increased my dosage to 5 mg 3 times per day.   It caused very bad twitching of my limbs and muscle jerking and brain zaps.  I am hoping it was the medicine.  I am in the process of getting off the m

Uncommon side effect: Unfortunately this is a non-lethal side effect of Buspirone. It is described:"Infrequent were muscle cramps, muscle spasms, rigid/stiff muscles, and arthralgias; rare was muscle weakness". The side effects you are experiencing these side effects and it would be wise to taper it off with your doctor's directions. ...Read more

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I accidentally took a double dose of my buspar. Normal is 15mg x 3 and i took 30 at once. Is this safe?

Yes : You should be fine. Drink lots of water just watch for drowsiness/ lightheartedness. Take buspar(buspirone) with or without food. If this was the 2nd dose of the day then take the next dose the next day. For Buspar to work properly it should be taken at regular intervals (2 -3 divided doses/day) .Choose the times that are best for you; this way you can take your medication at same time each day. ...Read more

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

Buspar: Buspar 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 usual dose of Buspar for gad and how long can I take this medication safely?

Dosing for Buspirone: Buspirone (buspar) is an anti anxiety medication which can be prescribed in doses ranging from 10 to 60 mg, or if necessary up to 90 mg a day. It is well tolerated if taken with food, and every 4 to 6 hours apart. The most effective dosing protocol is taking up to 20 mg three times a day, and or at bedtime. The response depends on each individual and the severity of the condition. ...Read more