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Dr. Ira Katz
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Busipirone (Definition)

Busipirone is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...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 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 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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What is a non benzo alternative to buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone): Some options are antihistamines such as vistaril, ssris such as lexapro, snris such as cymbalta, (duloxetine) beta-blockers such as inderal, & other blockers such as clonidine. Review with your doctor. ...Read more