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Will drinking alcohol while taking buspar (buspirone) cause liver damage?

Will drinking alcohol while taking buspar (buspirone) cause liver damage?

No, but it may cause: Side effcts such as depression, irregular heart beat to name as few. In short, alcohol should not be taken with buspar (buspirone). The side effects can be dangerous and land you in the Emergency Room. ...Read more

Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety lead to an enlarged liver?

Can Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety lead to an enlarged liver?

Not a typical SE: Have not seen hepatomegaly or abnormal liver function tests listed for buspar (buspirone). ...Read more

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Why would a GI doctor prescribe Buspar (buspirone) 5mg for abdomen issues?

Why would a GI doctor prescribe Buspar (buspirone) 5mg for abdomen issues?

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

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What is buspar (buspirone)?

What is buspar (buspirone)?

Antianxiety: It's an anti anxiety pill not in the same class as a benzodiazepine like xanax, (alprazolam) ativan...It binds to serotonin and Dopamine receptors. ...Read more

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What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

Anti-anxiety: Buspar (buspirone) aka Buspirone is used to treat anxiety. Most common side effects are nausea, sedation, dizziness, headace, and in some cases excitement or restlessness. ...Read more

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What is Azapirones? Is that buspar (buspirone)?

Azapirones: Buspar (buspirone) is one of the members of the group Azapirones. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone overdosed on buspar (buspirone)?

What would happen if someone overdosed on buspar (buspirone)?

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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Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

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 more

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Can I take Valium and Buspar (buspirone) together?

Most likely...: And make sure the prescribing physician (s) know everything you are taking. Do not start and stop these medications without talking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) and topomax be taken together?

Buspar/topamax: At therapeutic doses, they are fairly safe if taken apart, ex. Buspar (buspirone) in morning and topamax at nite. Report any adverse effects to your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Will Buspar (buspirone) increase anxiety at first? We

Maybe: Not usually, however everyone is different. Often times we will titrate the medication slowly as some individuals can become dizzy or nauseated as they start the medication. Speak with the prescribing physician to minimize the likelihood of any adverse effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help can buspirone (buspar) have anti-emetic properties?

Depends.: Buspirone is not an antiemetic drug. It is used to alleviate anxiety however if anxiety causes nausea, this can be alleviated by Buspar (buspirone). Buspar (buspirone), unlike the Benzodiazepines, which are often used as anti-anxiety, takes a little longer to become effective. ...Read more

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Can I take ibupropen 800 while on 5mg buspar (buspirone)?

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Can I take ibupropen 800 while on 5mg buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone): If no stomach upset from buspar, (buspirone) Ibuprofen on as needed basis should be ok. ...Read more

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Can I take buspar (buspirone) and Valium at the same time?

Buspar (buspirone) and valium: Not a good idea to mix these. Consult with your doctor if you are not getting better. ...Read more

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Why some doctors says that Buspar (buspirone) is a useless drug?

Usually: Their opinion is based on their own experiences. It could also be because they don't have enough experience with it. ...Read more

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

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

Buspar overdose: Per NAMI, Buspar overdose symptoms may include" drowsiness, very deep sleep, nausea, vomiting, &unusually small pupils." see: http://www. Namihelps. Org/assets/PDFs/fact-sheets/Medications/Buspar. Pdf ...Read more

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I am taking Buspar (buspirone) and want to know what are the side effects?

Usually none.: Buspar (buspirone) side effects may include: headache, feeling tired, dizziness, premature ejaculation, insomnia, tremor, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loose stools, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, nervousness, depressed or angry mood, rapid heart rate, chest pain, nasal congestion & rash. It tends to be a well tolerated medication. ...Read more

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I took a 5 mg Buspar (buspirone) and aquarter of a 5 mg valium. Both are generic. Will it hurt me?

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Buspar/valium: At this low dose, unlikely, but please do inform your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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What is the usual dose of Buspar (buspirone) 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

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Can Buspar (buspirone) be used for Fibromyalgia? Can it be used by itself or with another med? Thanks.

Maybe, BUT: There are few drugs which seem to help in fibromyalgia, and these are Lyrica, Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta, and perhaps gabapentin, and Effexor. Buspar has not been studied, and in my experience, has shown little value in treatment of fibromyalgia, but could help some pts.
But would prefer the "tried and true" bunch above. ...Read more

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Can I take my second 10mg buspar (buspirone) after only 5 hours? Otherwise I won't get it in before bed

Buspar (buspirone): I wouldn't expect a problem with this one time taking of the second dose after 5 hours, but if you've had any prior side effects or difficulty taking a stronger dose, I would not take an additional dose but wait for tomorrow and resume your normal dosage schedule. Your pharmacist can also help you with questions on your medications if your physician isn't available. ...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?

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 take Buspar (buspirone) 15mg BID. Accidentally took 30mg this morning. Am I ok?? Should I skip tonight's dose? Please help. Pharm is closed

I take Buspar (buspirone) 15mg BID. Accidentally took 30mg this morning. Am I ok?? Should I skip tonight's dose? Please help. Pharm is closed

Not a big deal: Skip the dose. Start back as prescribed tomorrow. With time and cognitive behavioral therapy this may become a moot point as you may not require as much or any medication in the future. ...Read more

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BuSpar (buspirone) makes me anxious and mad. I started it 9 days ago. Will the side effects go away? If so how long until I can expect some relief?

Agitation on buspar (buspirone): In my experience this can happen with some people and I don't think it resolves with time. Just because it is approved for anxiety treatment doesn't mean it helps all types of anxiety. Talk with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Before I took buspar I haf palpitations and I feell like my palpitation may /may not be worse with buspar should iconsult my psyc. Juststarted 5mg2xday?

Before I took buspar I haf palpitations and I feell like my palpitation may /may not be worse with buspar should iconsult my psyc. Juststarted 5mg2xday?

That's low dose: ...so please share your concern with the prescribing psychiatrist as to whether your symptom may something to accommodate to or dose-limiting for this drug. ...Read more

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If I've missed 2 1/2 days of my Buspar (buspirone) will it hurt me to start back up tomorrow? Will I have withdraw from it? Does it leave your system that fast?

None of above: Start back at the dose you were on, missing 2 1/2 days will not cause too many problems in most people, and Buspar doesn't leave the body/brain all that fast. If you are off for a week or two, you often have to start back at lower doses or you may get dizziness and nausea, and other side effects. There is no withdrawal from buspirone. ...Read more

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Tapering up on Buspar, (buspirone) currently 20 mg a day to work up to 30 mgs. How long does this medication typically take to work and to feel a difference.?

BuSpar (buspirone): It generally takes about 4 weeks for patients to start noticing a difference with BuSpar (buspirone). .. However, to be honest, this is more of an average than it is a rule of thumb (sometimes it's 2 weeks, sometimes 6). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I went on buspar (buspirone) yesterday. Since then my anxiety has been bad and I constantly feel detached from my body making it hard to drive. Do these go away.

Do not drive: 26 year old lady starting buspirone therapy and experiencing exacerbation of anxiety and problems operating machinery. Please park your car, do not drive. Contact your physician you may need to switch medications. The initial dose is usually 15 mg and can be titrated up but with this reaction your MD will want to immediately reevaluate treatment options. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take 30 mg of Buspar (buspirone) twice daily. However it makes me extremely tired for an hour or two. Can I take both doses at night? Are there other solutions?

Only 1 solution: The only solution is to discuss this w/ the prescribing Dr. They need to know the effects their Rx is having and they need to make whatever adjustments possible to optimize your treatment. It's not impossible - but unlikely that they'll go to 60mg at night. Let them know and talk about it. Definitely don't change the directions on your own! It can be risky and you deserve better care than that! ...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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Can you stop Buspar (buspirone) anytime?

It was prescribed: By a doctor so it should be discontinued a per your doctors directions. I will say that I have never encountered withdrawal from Buspar (buspirone) and I have been prescribing it frequently since the medication came out. It is my go to medication for generalized anxiety. Your biggest risk of stopping suddenly would be stressing the nerve transmitters associated with it, perhaps making the risk of relapse more likely, but I am not aware of any study that has addressed that issue. Discuss it first with your physician and best of luck to you. ...Read more

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