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Depends: It depends on what they are looking for...This is not usually considered a drug with abuse potential...So, if they are not looking for it, they will probably not find it.. This is a non-benzodiazepine anti-anxiety agent. It is not considered addictive, but should be monitored by the prescribing physician for efficacy, compliance and side effects. Follow up with the prescriber as directed. ...Read more
I just started Buspirone 10MG 2 X a day. I've taken it for 2 days now. When I take it, the first couple of hours I am very hazy and at times feel like an electrical jolt feeling. Is this normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It should not age you or be bad for your health if it is correctly prescribed for an accurate diagnosis of anxiety disorder. It is a safe anti-anxiety medication. In any case, if you have doubts and concerns about it, please talk to the doctor who prescribed it 2 u , that the best thing you can do. S/he knows u & will answer ur questions. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was taking 20 mg of Buspirone a day for about 6 weeks and do not feel like I need to take it anymore. Can it be stopped abruptly?
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
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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