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Can Buspirone Be Crushed
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
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
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 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
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?
Preferably no....: Sudden stopping may cause rebound problems so the best is to taper it down by 5 mgm at a time - taking it only 6 weeks makes it less likely there will be problems. ...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?
SIDE EFFECT: These can be aid effects seen with this medication. Contact your doctor he may want to cut back on the dose. It is always wise to start low and go slow. ...Read more
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
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
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
Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin: YesGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Buspirone: It should be out within 2 days. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have gad and I take buspirone but it doesn't help hardly at all any suggestions?
Buspar (buspirone) usually: Works quietly. Taking Buspar (buspirone) doesn't usually cause you to have an overt different feeling. It just quietly calms and removes symptoms. Patient's families often are more aware of the change than the patient. Let your provider know - Buspar (buspirone) can augment SSRI's well. You might also respond to a higher dose. ...Read more
I take Buspirone 7.5mg twice a day. If I had 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks would it be ok? Would it damage my body?
Using Buspirone with Alcohol may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.
Let the Wise Man within you ask:
• Severity of Anxiety
• Reasons to use Buspirone
• Depression, blackouts, DUI
• Relationships, Financial, Legal problems
• Need to see Psychiatrist for Alcohol use, Tolerance, or ; Therapy for stresses in life
• AA Meetings ...Read more
Friend is going to take 3 year old Buspirone (20mg) is this safe? He's going to do it regardless most likely.
Bus par: Any medication has expiration date on it. Using after the expiration date not only will not work effectively, but it will also increase the risk of side effect and complications from the medication disintegrating to something that could be toxic ...Read more
I've been taking Buspirone hydrochloride for about 5 days at 135mg a day. Do you know around how long it'll stay in my system for?
Discuss concerns: Talk about any concerns you have regarding a new Rx w/ the doctor - it's part of treatment! Don't just stop - that can be risky - if you're not pleased - don't wait. Call to get help w/ possible alternatives but share the work of finding the right treatment. These are complex drugs - not a DIY project! ...Read more
Hello! I have been taking 15mg of Buspirone 1 time a day for the past 7 days. Can I stop cold turkey? How long till it is out of my system? Thank you!
Not good idea. ..: ...to stop a prescribed medication on your own without medical oversight. Better option is to discuss your objection to one agent and what other options can be offered, with prescribing doctor please. ...Read more
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
Taking buspirone 10mg 2x a day if needed. I took 1 & doesn't seem to be helping, can I take a second right away. Feel like going to crawl out of skin.
Take it on schedule: Buspirone is not meant to be taken as an as-needed medication. You are supposed to take it twice daily everyday as prescribed (the usual daily dose is 20-30 mg/day but can be higher). It needs to build up in your system like antidepressants. You may need another as-needed medication for your anxiety in the meantime. ...Read more
Valium & Buspirone - safe together (unless Dr specifically says otherwise)? What's the typical daily buspirone dose for 110lbs/50kg person on valium?
Doesn't make sense: To use both medications, and there are no studies of both drugs being used together. Generally, buspirone (BuSpar® and generics) is used in order to AVOID using benzodiazepine drugs like diazepam (Valium®). Sometimes a doctor who wants to get a patient off benzodiazepines may prescribe buspirone and then taper the benzo. Usual starting dose is 10-15 mg twice a day, may increase to 45-60 mg/day. ...Read more
I will try to ask it as simple as possible. Have had anxiety issues since I was a sophomore in highschool, I am now 21. I am aware that anxiety comes with certain physical manifestations. I have been on buspirone for about 3-4 years. I have recently becom
Psychotherapy: Have you considered psychotherapy for what bothers you? Psychotherapy is an interpersonal experience between yourself and your therapist; it is a partnership. The therapist listens to whatever it is that is on your mind, and with empathic, thoughtful questioning over time assists you in being able to experience yourself and the external environment differently than prior to coming to therapy. ...Read more