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What is the drug Buspar (buspirone) for?

What is the drug Buspar (buspirone) for?

Buspar (buspirone): It is used for mild to moderate anxiety, and sometimes used to relieve symptoms of depression associated with Generalized anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Busipirone (Definition)

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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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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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What is the treatment for Buspar (buspirone) overdose?

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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Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral. Thanks?

Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral. Thanks?

Target treatment: Anxiety is a large category of conditions. Depending on what you actually are diagnosed with, a variety of options may target your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Adderal and Buspar together? I looked at other drug interaction sites and the answer was somewhat unclear.

Is it safe to take Adderal and Buspar together? I looked at other drug interaction sites and the answer was somewhat unclear.

Mostly: You see conflicting info because while many patients take the two without ill effect, the drugmaker warns of a small risk of interaction based on Adderall and *other drugs like buspirone*. Symptoms include restlessness, muscle stiffness, racing heart, diarrhea, shivering, and fever. As long as the same doctor prescribed these two meds, you may take them. Report side effects if you experience them. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective drug with fewer se to add to Lexapro for counteracting sexual se besides buspar (buspirone)?

What is the best and most effective drug with fewer se to add to Lexapro for counteracting sexual se besides buspar (buspirone)?

Sexual side effects: If the sexual dysfunction is due to antidepressants (usually ssris like lexapro) the most effective treatment is to switching (if possible) or adding bupropion to the regimen. Buspirone (buspar) may work sometimes. A doctor needs to rule out other reasons for sexual dysfunction, like diabetes. ...Read more

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Which of the following drugs are best for mild anxiety, lustral Lexapro or buspar, (buspirone) thanks?

Which of the following drugs are best for mild anxiety, lustral Lexapro or buspar, (buspirone) thanks?

Buspar (buspirone): Buspar (buspirone) is typically used for mild anxiety. Whereas lustral and Lexapro are best for different forms of anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety.

Lustral and Lexapro are best for conditions beyond mild anxiety. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago I accidentally got my girlfriends .25 xanax mixed up with my Buspar (only once) will this show up on a hair drug test?

3 weeks ago I accidentally got my girlfriends .25 xanax mixed up with my Buspar (only once) will this show up on a hair drug test?

Unlikely: A single dose of the medication is not likely to show up in sufficient concentration for a definitive positive result.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I take: Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and .5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety. Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

I take: Buspar (buspirone) 10mg (3xday) for anxiety, desyrel 100mg (nightly) for sleep, and .5mg Xanax (3xday as needed) for anxiety.  Desyrel isn't helping my sleep, what medicine is best to help me get sleep?

Treat anxiety first.: The use of Buspar (buspirone) and xanax are only useful for short term or for occasional treatment of anxiety. They lose effectiveness after a period of monthe. The ssri meds (like lexapro, zoloft) are more effective for the long run and than maybe good sleep will be more possible. Also, the dose of Desyrel can be up to 200 mg for some people. ...Read more

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Hi I took an anti anxiety drug, buspar, (buspirone) for 5 days and quit; then took zoloft inconsistently for 6 days and quit. Would that have done any damage?

Hi I took an anti anxiety drug, buspar, (buspirone) for 5 days and quit; then took zoloft inconsistently for 6 days and quit. Would that have done any damage?

Prob not - brief tx.: However, as you probably know haphazard use of psychotropic medications will not be of help. If you were on the medications for longer you might have had some discontinuation effects. ...Read more

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I'd 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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Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.

Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.

No interaction but..: I ran the interaction checker and there is no known interaction between caffeine and any of the meds you mentioned. However, it is well-known that caffeine disrupts sleep patterns and can increase anxiety either on it and while withdrawing from it. Therefore, it is best to cut caffeine to a very minimum ...Read more

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

How long does it take Buspar (buspirone) 10mg to start working for the stomach. Doctor is using as an 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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My dr has me on low dose methotrexate, tramadol, Wellbutrin xr, buspar, (buspirone) Xanax and ambien. Are all these drugs safe together?

Comments: I would not be surprised to encounter drug-drug interactions here, which could enhance adverse effects, and even compromise intended efficacy. Not having a clue as to why you take any of these, I cannot advise further, but think you would do well to have an extensive discussion with your doctor about all of this. ...Read more

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I'm on vistaral, nuerontin,a muscle relaxer, buspar, and Topamax (topiramate) and celexa would any of those cause a false positive on an instant drug test for benzos?

I'm on vistaral, nuerontin,a muscle relaxer, buspar, and Topamax (topiramate) and celexa would any of those cause a false positive on an instant drug test for benzos?

Drug interactions: You are on 6 medications (don't know the name of the muscle relaxant) that have serious drug interactions. It's possible that the muscle relaxant may show up on a drug screen. See doctor without delay to review your meds and cut back what you're taking for safety reasons. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have been buspar for about 9 months. My doctor recent increased my dosage to 5 mg 3 times per day. It caused very bad twitching of my limbs and muscle jerking and brain zaps. I am hoping it was the medicine. I am in the process of getting off the m

I have been buspar for about 9 months.  My doctor recent increased my dosage to 5 mg 3 times per day.  It caused very bad twitching of my limbs and muscle jerking and brain zaps.  I am hoping it was the medicine.  I am in the process of getting off the m

Uncommon side effect: Unfortunately this is a non-lethal side effect of Buspirone. It is described:"Infrequent where muscle cramps, muscle spasms, rigid/stiff muscles, and arthralgias; rare was muscle weakness". The side effects you are experiencing these side effects and it would be wise to taper it off with your doctor's directions. ...Read more

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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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Can Buspar (buspirone) be taken prn?

Can Buspar (buspirone) be taken prn?

Buspirone or Buspar (buspirone): Buspirone needs to be taken regularly every 6-8 hours in an amount enough to reduce anxiety. It does not work prn because it needs to build a level in your nervous system to act appropriately. It is very effective taking up to 2-3 days to stabilize in your system. The usual doses are 10-20 mg three times a day with meals. It is a great alternative to sedatives, and also acts as a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more