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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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Ssri compare with buspar, (buspirone) which one preferred for long term in treating anxiety ,how long for each one?

Ssri compare with buspar, (buspirone) which one preferred for long term in treating anxiety ,how long for each one?

Anxiety, Medications: I understand your anxiety. Anxiety is treatable with good results Treatment of anxiety should not be only Medications Treatment needs to include Therapy, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga,, Meditation SSRI medications are primarily for depression Buspar is primarily for anxiety. Both can have side effects See Psychiatrist for need, benefits, side effects of both medications, Ther ...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 ?

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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Id rather try buspar (buspirone) or an anti anxiety medicine other than xanax long term. Can buspar (buspirone) be as effective? i do see psych., eat healthy, exercise.

Id rather try buspar (buspirone) or an anti anxiety medicine other than xanax long term. Can buspar (buspirone) be as effective? i do see psych., eat healthy, exercise.

Yes.: Your instincts are good. There are a number of alternatives to Xanax (alprazolam) and other benzodiazepines. Buspirone is one. IN the larger picture, they are generally more effective than benzodiazepines. ...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 safer for long term use and short term for all types of anxiety, benzodiazepines, paxil, zoloft, lexapro, buspar, (buspirone) or marijuana(used correctly)?

Not benzo's.: Hello - long term use of benzodiazapines can lead to tolerance. Marijuana can cause marked psychiatric problems in some people including anxiety, psychosis & paranoia. Paxil can be used long -term but most of my patients have experienced more side effects with it then from Lexapro & zoloft. I see you are on Lexapro -it has an excellent side effect profile. Buspar (buspirone) is very safe for long-term use. ...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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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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How long do the side effects of Buspar (buspirone) last. I began taking a higher dose of 30mg 2x a day 5 days ago and am still feeling nauseous.

How long do the side effects of Buspar (buspirone) last.  I began taking a higher dose of 30mg 2x a day 5 days ago and am still feeling nauseous.

Take w/ meals : GI receptors for serotonin attract Buspar (buspirone) causing the nausea. Take it with meals at lower divided dosages or lower it to least effective ones. ...Read more

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Haw long Buspar (buspirone) side effects stay after starting 5mg twice a day for sexual dysfunction combining with Cymbalta 60mg?

Buspar (buspirone) may be used: In conjunction with another SSRI or SNRI, like cymbalta (duloxetine) in the hopes of mitigating sexual side effects related to the SNRI. Typically, Buspar (buspirone) has v limited side effects, but rarely SEs may include dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, headache, or nausea. Time 2 resolution of SEs will depend on which you're experiencing. Discuss new SEs with ur doc 2 feel btr ASAP! ...Read more