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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Is Buspar (buspirone) a narcotic?

No: Buspar (buspirone) is an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the azapirone chemical class and is primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (gad). ...Read more

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What is buspar (buspirone)?

What is buspar (buspirone)?

Antianxiety: It's an anti anxiety pill not in the same class as a benzodiazepine like xanax, (alprazolam) ativan... It binds to serotonin and Dopamine receptors. ...Read more

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What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

What are effects of buspar (buspirone)?

Anti-anxiety: Buspar (buspirone) aka Buspirone is used to treat anxiety. Most common side effects are nausea, sedation, dizziness, headace, and in some cases excitement or restlessness. ...Read more

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What is Azapirones? Is that buspar (buspirone)?

Azapirones: Buspar (buspirone) is one of the members of the group Azapirones. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone overdosed on buspar (buspirone)?

What would happen if someone overdosed on buspar (buspirone)?

Buspar (buspirone) Overdose: Overdose symptoms are drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, it can be life threatening if mixed with alcohol and/or other drugs
treatment involvs pumping the stomach and supportive care with IV fluids, airway stabilization and ventilation if needed in severecases, maintaining BP and vital signs and fluid balance.
I only Buspar (buspirone) overdose, no fatalities have been reported with five time the dose. ...Read more

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Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

Side effects to buspar (buspirone)?

Well - tolerated: My patients have tolerated Buspar (buspirone) exceptionally well. The most common side effect they have reported is dizziness. Other potential side effects can include: headache, feeling tired, ringing of ears, paradoxical feelings of restlessness or anxiety, blurring of vision, nausea, GI upset, dry mouth & congestion. Priapism would be a very rare but serious side effect. See below. ...Read more

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Can I take Valium and Buspar (buspirone) together?

Most likely...: And make sure the prescribing physician(s) know everything you are taking. Do not start and stop these medications without talking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) and topomax be taken together?

Buspar/topamax: At therapeutic doses, they are fairly safe if taken apart, ex. Buspar (buspirone) in morning and topamax at nite. Report any adverse effects to your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Will Buspar (buspirone) increase anxiety at first? We

Will Buspar (buspirone) increase anxiety at first?
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Maybe: Not usually, however everyone is different. Often times we will titrate the medication slowly as some individuals can become dizzy or nauseated as they start the medication. Speak with the prescribing physician to minimize the likelihood of any adverse effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help can buspirone (buspar) have anti-emetic properties?

Depends.: Buspirone is not an antiemetic drug. It is used to alleviate anxiety however if anxiety causes nausea, this can be alleviated by Buspar (buspirone). Buspar (buspirone), unlike the Benzodiazepines, which are often used as anti-anxiety, takes a little longer to become effective. ...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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Can I take buspar (buspirone) and Valium at the same time?

Buspar (buspirone) and valium: Not a good idea to mix these. Consult with your doctor if you are not getting better. ...Read more

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Why some doctors says that Buspar (buspirone) is a useless drug?

Usually: Their opinion is based on their own experiences. It could also be because they don't have enough experience with it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Buspar (buspirone) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Buspar (buspirone) overdose?

Buspar overdose: Per NAMI, Buspar overdose symptoms may include" drowsiness, very deep sleep, nausea, vomiting, &unusually small pupils." see: http://www.namihelps.org/assets/PDFs/fact-sheets/Medications/Buspar.pdf ...Read more

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I am taking Buspar (buspirone) and want to know what are the side effects?

Usually none.: Buspar (buspirone) side effects may include: headache, feeling tired, dizziness, premature ejaculation, insomnia, tremor, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loose stools, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, nervousness, depressed or angry mood, rapid heart rate, chest pain, nasal congestion & rash. It tends to be a well tolerated medication. ...Read more

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I took a 5 mg Buspar (buspirone) and aquarter of a 5 mg valium. Both are generic. Will it hurt me?

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Buspar/valium: At this low dose, unlikely, but please do inform your prescribing doc. ...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?

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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Can Buspar (buspirone) be used for Fibromyalgia? Can it be used by itself or with another med? Thanks.

Maybe, BUT: There are few drugs which seem to help in fibromyalgia, and these are Lyrica, Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta, and perhaps gabapentin, and Effexor. Buspar has not been studied, and in my experience, has shown little value in treatment of fibromyalgia, but could help some pts.
But would prefer the "tried and true" bunch above. ...Read more

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Can I take my second 10mg buspar (buspirone) after only 5 hours? Otherwise, i won't get it in before bed

Buspar (buspirone): I wouldn't expect a problem with this one time taking of the second dose after 5 hours, but if you've had any prior side effects or difficulty taking a stronger dose, I would not take an additional dose but wait for tomorrow and resume your normal dosage schedule. Your pharmacist can also help you with questions on your medications if your physician isn't available. ...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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I take Buspar (buspirone) 15mg BID. Accidentally took 30mg this morning. Am I ok?? Should I skip tonight's dose? Please help. Pharm is closed

I take Buspar (buspirone) 15mg BID. Accidentally took 30mg this morning. Am I ok?? Should I skip tonight's dose? Please help. Pharm is closed

Not a big deal: Skip the dose. Start back as prescribed tomorrow. With time and cognitive behavioral therapy this may become a moot point as you may not require as much or any medication in the future. ...Read more

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BuSpar (buspirone) makes me anxious and mad. I started it 9 days ago. Will the side effects go away? If so how long until I can expect some relief?

Agitation on buspar (buspirone): In my experience this can happen with some people and I don't think it resolves with time. Just because it is approved for anxiety treatment doesn't mean it helps all types of anxiety. Talk with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Before I took buspar i haf palpitations and i feell like my palpitation may /may not be worse with buspar should iconsult my psyc.juststarted 5mg2xday?

Before I took buspar i haf palpitations and i feell like my palpitation may /may not be worse with buspar should iconsult my psyc.juststarted 5mg2xday?

That's low dose: That's low dose so please share your concern with the prescribing psychiatrist whether your symptom may something to accommodate to or dose-limiting for this drug. ...Read more

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Busipirone (Definition)

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