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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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Can buspirone help with stage fright?

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Can buspirone help with stage fright?

Buspar (buspirone): Not best choice but worth trying if recommended by your doctor. Other options might be beta-blocker medications such as Propranolol. Review with your doctor. ...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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Is it possible for Buspirone to make anxiety worse?

Buspirone: Although it is FDA approved for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it is not necessarily effective for everyone. Talk with your prescribing doctor if you are not getting the intended response from the medication. Sometimes people have high expectations that this med does not meet, which can lead to an increase in anxiety if you were expecting a great response. Consider therapy as the long term solution ...Read more

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Buspirone discontinuation. Does it need tapering off?

Buspar (buspirone): Depends on the current dose & how long u have been on it, also if other medications are prescribed. Your prescribing doctor would be your best advisor on that. ...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 buspirone bring me some kind of memory or concentration problem?

Can buspirone bring me some kind of memory or concentration problem?

Buspar (buspirone): Rarely if dose is high, more likely these symptoms are related to anxiety being treated by Buspar (buspirone) and should taper gradually. ...Read more

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I've got gad and i take buspirone but it doesn't help. Any other suggestions?

I've got gad and i take buspirone but it doesn't help. Any other suggestions?

It is a medication: That works by removing symptoms - so you don't 'feel it working'. Don't know your dose. Perhaps increasing the dose or using it to augment an antidepressant may be helpful. Please discuss with your physician/ psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more