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I have been having chest burning. Doctor told me it was anxiety and heartburn. Ekg was clear. Gave me Zantac and Buspar (buspirone). How long does it take to work?

I have been having chest burning. Doctor told me it was anxiety and heartburn. Ekg was clear. Gave me Zantac and Buspar (buspirone). How long does it take to work?

It depends: It depends mostly on how severe the episode was, whether the conditions that brought on the episode are still present, and whether any treatment that you're giving it is effective or not. You should abstain from caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. It would be wise to avoid any Foods that you notice bring on your symptoms. Follow whatever medication regimen your doctor has put you on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tapering up on Buspar, (buspirone) currently 20 mg a day to work up to 30 mgs. How long does this medication typically take to work and to feel a difference.?

Tapering up on Buspar, (buspirone) currently 20 mg a day to work up to 30 mgs. How long does this medication typically take to work and to feel a difference.?

BuSpar (buspirone): It generally takes about 4 weeks for patients to start noticing a difference with BuSpar (buspirone). .. However, to be honest, this is more of an average than it is a rule of thumb (sometimes it's 2 weeks, sometimes 6). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for 15mg of Buspar (buspirone) to leave the body?

How long does it take for 15mg of Buspar (buspirone) to leave the body?

72 hours: The half life of Buspar (buspirone) is up to 12 hours. Therefore it should be out of your system in 72 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take, on average, to start feeling the therapeutic effects of Buspar (buspirone)? my doc started me on 5mg three times a day

How long does it take, on average, to start feeling the therapeutic effects of Buspar (buspirone)? my doc started me on 5mg three times a day

Buspirone: Buspirone works by modulating serotonin through the 1A receptor. There are also some effects on dopamine receptors. It is approved for generalized anxiety disorder. Studies have shown it can be an effective addition to antidepressant medications. It generally takes 2-4 weeks to see an effect and sometimes longer for full effect. ...Read more

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I took 1 pill of Buspirone 5 mg and got a bad side effects. How long does it take to get out of my system? Also can I take Sudafed while I have Buspar in my system?

I took 1 pill of Buspirone 5 mg and got a bad side effects. How long does it take to get out of my system? Also can I take Sudafed while I have Buspar in my system?

I would allow: 24 hours to have effects of Buspirone completely out (it's probably sooner but I would allow outer limit) If you are taking Buspar for ANXIETY I would NOT take Sudafed since Sudafed side effect=anxiety!!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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How long does it take Buspar (buspirone) 10mg to start working for the stomach. Doctor is using as a off label drug use.?

How long does it take Buspar (buspirone) 10mg to start working for the stomach. Doctor is using as a off label drug use.?

Ask Dr.: Hopefully, doctors who use drugs for off-lable conditions either have read many supporting articles on the effectiveness and safety - and/or have established for themselves a good familiarity. Ask what they know. Being off-label - general publications don't address them. Finally, each may differ - discover how you feel and tell them. ...Read more

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Wanting to take buspirone for anxiety any long term effects or is this pill generally safe?

Wanting to take buspirone for anxiety any long term effects or is this pill generally safe?

Buspar (buspirone) is probably: The safest medication in psychiatry. No long term effects known. Buspirone has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal damage. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Buspirone should only be given in pregnancy when need has been clearly established. Www. Drugs. Com. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the usual dose of Buspar (buspirone) for gad and how long can I take this medication safely?

What is the usual dose of Buspar (buspirone) for gad and how long can I take this medication safely?

Dosing for Buspirone: Buspirone (buspar) is an anti anxiety medication which can be prescribed in doses ranging from 10 to 60 mg, or if necessary up to 90 mg a day. It is well tolerated if taken with food, and every 4 to 6 hours apart. The most effective dosing protocol is taking up to 20 mg three times a day, and or at bedtime. The response depends on each individual and the severity of the condition. ...Read more

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How long should someone take buspar (buspirone)? Do you need to get weaned off of it? Does abrupt discontinuation cause problems?

Talk to your doctor!: Talk to your doctor! The basic answer is that you should take Buspar (buspirone) as long as directed by your doctor. Do not stop it on your own. You will need to get instructions on how to stop taking it. Originally Buspar (buspirone) was not thought to cause problems when it was taken for a short time. Sometimes it is used for long periods of time, in those cases many physicians will wean off slowly. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Can you take buspirone and amoxicillin together? If not how long should they be taken apart? The same goes for mirtazapine and amoxicillin..

Can you take buspirone and amoxicillin together? If not how long should they be taken apart? The same goes for mirtazapine and amoxicillin..

Glad you asked: It's an excellent thing to ask about this - but next time - ask the Dr when they prescribe. I'll give my best thought but please confirm it w/ the Dr or the pharmacist. It should not be a problem to be taken at the same time unless one has a conflicting instruction - like take w/ food vs take on empty stomach. It think these are okay but confirm. Happy holidays! ...Read more

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I've been taking celexa and klonopin (clonazepam) for two years and buspirone for five weeks. How long will it take to withdraw from each of them?

I've been taking celexa and klonopin (clonazepam) for two years and buspirone for five weeks. How long will it take to withdraw from each of them?

Work with your doc: You should discuss with your doctor on how to wean off the medications and if it is advisable to go off the medications, it depends on our dosage as to how long it will take to get off of the medications safely. ...Read more

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How long does Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg 3xs day stay in your system. My last does was last night I only took for 6 days. My dr said to stop. When can I take zofran

Buspar/clearance: Under ordinary circumstances, the Buspirone should clear in 12-24 hrs, although traces could be detected in urine (if we could test). I don't believe there would be any interference if you are or not on Zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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Is it true and fact that Buspar (buspirone) lose its effectiveness over the period of time (long term) completely and the possibility of relapse may take place?

No: Buspar (buspirone) is not a habit-forming medicine, & you don't develop tolerance to it. However, it is a weak and old medication, and there are much more effective medications that can be added to Buspar (buspirone) or taken alone. ...Read more

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How long does is take for Buspar (buspirone) side effect to go away? Feeling very dizzy. Been on it almost 3 weeks

Sooner than that: Side effects that have lasted nearly 3 weeks are probably not going to improve anytime soon. Talk to your prescribing doctor about this. He or she may lower your dose or switch you to a different medication. Please don't change it on your own. ...Read more

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What is the max amt of time one should take Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)? What are the long term effects of taking these.

What is the max amt of time one should take Zoloft and buspar (buspirone)? What are the long term effects of taking these.

As long as necessary: In conjunction with the prescribing physician you should take these medications as long as is necessary to successful treat the condition for which they are prescribed. There are no significant long term adverse effects. ...Read more

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My dr. Switched me from Buspar (buspirone) to zoloft, and now I'm experiencing great anxiety again. How long will the Zoloft take to kick in? Is this normal?

My dr. Switched me from Buspar (buspirone) to zoloft, and now I'm experiencing great anxiety again. How long will the Zoloft take to kick in? Is this normal?

3-12 weeks: Zoloft effectiveness for gad (number of people):

not at all somewhat moderate high very high
overall 6 55 91 74 24
long term
(1+ years) 0 16 46 42 18
if it works it can take 3-12 weeks for its effect. Www. Ehealthme. Com/cd/gad/zoloft unlike lexapro, (escitalopram) zoloft was never fda approved for generalized anxiety. ...Read more

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I keep having spontaneous muscle spasm since starting Buspar (buspirone) and its getting worse longer I take it. What could be causing it.?

I keep having spontaneous muscle spasm since starting Buspar (buspirone) and its getting worse longer I take it. What could be causing it.?

SEROTONIN ISSUE: Unfortunately I think that you are have a reaction to the serotonin that is boosted by Buspar (buspirone) so you will have to discuss with your physician and taper off and try something different. ...Read more

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Are there any reason why my Adderall seems to not work when I take my remeron, buspar, (buspirone) or kolonpin or ambien. All low doses except 30mg add?

Are there any reason why my Adderall seems to not work when I take my remeron, buspar, (buspirone) or kolonpin or ambien. All low doses except 30mg add?

Overdosing: There is no scientific evidence of drug safety when more than four or five drugs affecting one's brain are taken at one time. This significant list of medications taken together raise all kinds of warning flags. In my practice when someone is on this many mental health medications at once I always request a second opinion from a different mental health professional. This is not safe. ...Read more

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Scared to take Lexapro for my anxiety condition, I read several articles about it causing long term brain damage. Is Buspar (buspirone) a good/safe alternative?

Scared to take Lexapro for my anxiety condition, I read several articles about it causing long term brain damage. Is Buspar (buspirone) a good/safe alternative?

Seriously: I would like to read those articles. To date I m not informed of any serious paper on escitalopram causing brain damage. Consult your dr. Buspar (buspirone) is not an alternative for all the indications, they re different type of drugs, different indications and mechanism of action. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take buspirone?

What is the best time to take buspirone?

Buspar (buspirone): In daytime, usually twice daily, once with breakfast & once with lunch or dinner. ...Read more

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Can I take half of buspirone at bed time?

Buspar (buspirone): Wondering if Buspar (buspirone) is currently prescribed for u, since I did not see it listed on your medication list. Please talk to doctor first, as sometimes Buspar (buspirone) can interfere with your sleep. ...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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Are there any health risks associated with long-term Buspirone use? If so what's the max time it can be taken for? Kind regards

No long term risks: There are no know long term risks of using buspirone. It is one of the safest medications to use for anxiety. Keep taking it as long as it is needed. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Can I take ibupropen 800 while on 5mg buspar (buspirone)?

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Can I take ibupropen 800 while on 5mg buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone): If no stomach upset from buspar, (buspirone) Ibuprofen on as needed basis should be ok. ...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