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What is buspirone and what are the side affects?

What is buspirone and what are the side affects?

Antianxiety drug: Buspirone is an antianxiety medication. Common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, or fatigue. Rare, but serious side effects include congestive heart failure, heart attack, or stroke. Do not take Buspirone if you are currently taking a MAO inhibitor and use caution if you have kidney or liver problems. ...Read more

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Wat is buspirone for?

Wat is buspirone for?

Generalized anxiety: Buspirone (brand name: buspar) is for generalized anxiety disorder. That is, anxiety that is not related to particular events or situations, and is mostly constant and occurs daily. Unlike tranquilizers, Buspirone is non-addictive, but it takes about two weeks to work. ...Read more

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Is buspirone prescribed for eating anxiety?

Is buspirone prescribed for eating anxiety?

Buspar (buspirone): Is anti-anxiety medication prescribed for different anxiety types, with minimal sedation or abuse potential but delayed onset of action. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed buspirone 5 mg for anxiety. I started taking it yesterday and have bad heart palpitations. What would be a good alternative?

My doctor prescribed buspirone 5 mg for anxiety.  I started taking it yesterday and have bad heart palpitations. What would be a good alternative?

Talk to your doctor: There are other medications that could be used to treat your anxiety. Your doctor will decide on one based on your symptoms and existence of other medical conditions. Tell your doctor about the side effect with Buspirone and ask if another medication could be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take trazodone, buspirone and bromazepam together. Lately i've lost interest in things things that i used to enjoy. Why is this happening?

I take trazodone, buspirone and bromazepam together. Lately i've lost interest in things things that i used to enjoy. Why is this happening?

Loss of interest: You are on an antidepressant and 2 anti-anxiety agents. Side effects can include drowsiness, dizziness, depression, slurred speech, etc. Trazodone can be sedating also, and may not be helping any depression you have. Please see your physician for a review of your situation and medications. Adjustments or changes may be needed. ...Read more

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Have you found buspirone effective in treating anxiety ?

Have you found buspirone effective in treating anxiety ?

Yes.: Buspirone is more effective in treating generalized anxiety. I have found it to be helpful for some people who suffer from this condition. You should avoid drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice if you take this med, as it can cause levels of Buspirone to go up. Side effects include nausea, drowsiness and dizziness. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) work better than buspirone for anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if studied formally in a research setting although my experience with both is that i would predict someone would experience more comprehensive reduction in the severity of their anxiety and panic attacks in the context of citalopram treatment. ...Read more

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If it is not know how buspirone works why do they still give it to people?

Effective med: Many medications we use everyday do not have well understood mechanisms of action. However, when used to treat specific conditions, they work very well. Just because we may not understand exactly how a medication fixes a problem, does not mean we do not use it if it has been scientifically shown to treat the condition. This is very common in medicine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take buspirone 7.5mg with sertraline 50mg together?

Is it safe to take buspirone 7.5mg with sertraline 50mg together?

Yes: That's not at all an unusual combination and those are small doses for both meds. Most people will need to gradually increase the zoloft (sertraline) to get to a therapeutic dose and will most likely need to gradually increase the Buspirone as well in order to get any advantage from it. ...Read more

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I recently stopped taking Buspirone (3x10mg) after discovering that it was impacting my memory. How long till this side effect disappears? 25 yo male

I recently stopped taking Buspirone (3x10mg) after discovering that it was impacting my memory. How long till this side effect disappears? 25 yo male

Med exit: It takes 5 to 10 days for this med to exit your body. Because it is fat soluble, this med may require twice as long to exit the brain. ...Read more