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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. ?

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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Are there any reason why my Adderall seems to not work when i take my remeron, buspar, (buspirone) or kolonpin or ambien. All low doses except 30mg add?

Are there any reason why my Adderall seems to not work when i take my remeron, buspar, (buspirone) or kolonpin or ambien. All low doses except 30mg add?

Overdosing: There is no scientific evidence of drug safety when more than four or five drugs affecting one's brain are taken at one time. This significant list of medications taken together raise all kinds of warning flags. In my practice when someone is on this many mental health medications at once i always request a second opinion from a different mental health professional. This is not safe. ...Read more

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I have been having chest burning. Doctor told me it was anxiety and heartburn. Ekg was clear. Gave me Zantac and Buspar (buspirone). How long does it take to work?

I have been having chest burning. Doctor told me it was anxiety and heartburn. Ekg was clear. Gave me Zantac and Buspar (buspirone). How long does it take to work?

It depends: it depends mostly on how severe the episode was, whether the conditions that brought on the episode are still present, and whether any treatment that you're giving it is effective or not. You should abstain from caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. It would be wise to avoid any Foods that you notice bring on your symptoms. Follow whatever medication regimen your doctor has put you on. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many minutes does it take Buspar to take effect? And how long does Buspar stay in your system

How many minutes does it take Buspar to take effect? And how long does Buspar stay in your system

Within a couple: of hours to take effect. To achieve maximum results you must be on it at least 4-6ms. and the length of time it stays in your system depends on how long your were on it. after 8-12 hour period in most but not all cases. ...Read more

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Should i take buspar morning and afternoon and ativan at night ?

Should i take buspar morning and afternoon and ativan at night ?

You should take it: as it was prescribed for you. Some people who use ativan once a day - take it at night because it can be sedating. Most people are able to take buspar at anytime of the day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for 15mg of Buspar (buspirone) to leave the body?

How long does it take for 15mg of Buspar (buspirone) to leave the body?

72 hours: The half life of Buspar (buspirone) is up to 12 hours. Therefore it should be out of your system in 72 hours. ...Read more

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Is Buspar (buspirone) addicting? I take 10mg at night and 5mg in the morning?

Is Buspar (buspirone) addicting? I take 10mg at night and 5mg in the morning?

No: Buspar (buspirone) is not physically or chemically addicting. There is no withdrawal when you stop taking it. But like all medicines, you may feel emotionally attached or dependent on it, psychologically. This shouldn't be a major concern if it's helping you. By the way, that's a fairly low dose for most people. Take care. ...Read more

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I take buspar (buspirone) 2 times a day. How far apart should I take these doses?

Follow instructions: When you take Buspar (buspirone) twice a day, you should space it out to every 12 hours if possible. However, you do not need to be to worried if it is not exact. Take it sometime in the morning and before bedtime. Just don't stress out over it:) ...Read more

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Hi, Which better : to take the whole does of Buspar= 30 mg for GAD, by divided in 2 or 3 times daily ? (i.e 15mg twice or 10mg thrice) ?? Thank you.

Hi, Which better : to take the whole does of Buspar= 30 mg for GAD, by divided in 2 or 3 times daily ? (i.e 15mg twice or 10mg thrice) ?? Thank you.

Divided doses: buspirone is a relatively short acting drug which is taken at least twice daily, and in some people requires three times a day treatment, and rarely even four times a day. The side effects, mainly dizziness, lightheadedness and headache, go up with higher doses so you should NOT take 30 mg at once, but rather 10 mg three times/day or 15 mg twice a day. ...Read more

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

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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 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 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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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 i take my second 10mg buspar (buspirone) after only 5 hours? Otherwise i wont 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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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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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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What anxiety meds would work for me because Buspar (buspirone) doesn't?

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 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