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Is Buspar A Narcotic
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
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
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
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
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
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
Buspar (buspirone): Mainly headaches and stomach upset.Get a more detailed answer ›
Buspar (buspirone) and valium: Not a good idea to mix these. Consult with your doctor if you are not getting better. ...Read more
Usually: Their opinion is based on their own experiences. It could also be because they don't have enough experience with it. ...Read more
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
Possible: It could be however it usually takes buscar a few days to kick in. ...Read more
I took a 5 mg Buspar (buspirone) and aquarter of a 5 mg valium. Both are generic. Will it hurt me?
Buspar/valium: At this low dose, unlikely, but please do inform your prescribing doc. ...Read more
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
Can Buspar (buspirone) be used for Fibromyalgia? Can it be used by itself or with another med? Thanks.
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
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
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
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
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?
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