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Wat is buspirone for?

Wat is buspirone for?

Generalized anxiety: Buspirone (brand name: buspar) is for generalized anxiety disorder. That is, anxiety that is not related to particular events or situations, and is mostly constant and occurs daily. Unlike tranquilizers, Buspirone is non-addictive, but it takes about two weeks to work. ...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?

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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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What is buspirone and what are the side affects?

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What is buspirone and what are the side affects?

Antianxiety drug: Buspirone is an antianxiety medication. Common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, or fatigue. Rare, but serious side effects include congestive heart failure, heart attack, or stroke. Do not take Buspirone if you are currently taking a MAO inhibitor and use caution if you have kidney or liver problems. ...Read more

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Is buspirone going to age me and is it bad for my health?

Is buspirone going to age me and is it bad for my health?

No: It should not age you or be bad for your health if it is correctly prescribed for an accurate diagnosis of anxiety disorder. It is a safe anti-anxiety medication. In any case, if you have doubts and concerns about it, please talk to the doctor who prescribed it 2 u , that the best thing you can do. S/he knows u & will answer ur questions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if buspirone is really working after the first weeks?

That's hard sometime: If u and/or someone who knows u well can compare your anxiety level before & after being on Buspar (buspirone) for 3 weeks or so. ...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 was recently prescribed Buspirone 5mg to take twice a day. I may’ve accidentally taken it 3 times today is this okay? Should I be concerned?

I was recently prescribed Buspirone 5mg to take twice a day. I may’ve accidentally taken it 3 times today is this okay? Should I be concerned?

No.: Normally, Buspar is started at 7.5mg twice daily; after a month, dose is increased to therapeutic 15mg twice daily dosing. If there is not an adequate response, then the dose can be increased to 30mg twice daily.
You may feel funny after you take Buspar; you just took the usual 15mg/day starting dose -- should be no problem. ...Read more

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Can buspirone help with stage fright?

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Can buspirone help with stage fright?

Buspar (buspirone): Not best choice but worth trying if recommended by your doctor. Other options might be beta-blocker medications such as Propranolol. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is buspirone prescribed for eating anxiety?

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Is buspirone prescribed for eating anxiety?

Buspar (buspirone): Is anti-anxiety medication prescribed for different anxiety types, with minimal sedation or abuse potential but delayed onset of action. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Buspirone to make anxiety worse?

Buspirone: Although it is FDA approved for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it is not necessarily effective for everyone. Talk with your prescribing doctor if you are not getting the intended response from the medication. Sometimes people have high expectations that this med does not meet, which can lead to an increase in anxiety if you were expecting a great response. Consider therapy as the long term solution ...Read more

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Buspirone discontinuation. Does it need tapering off?

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Buspar (buspirone): Depends on the current dose & how long u have been on it, also if other medications are prescribed. Your prescribing doctor would be your best advisor on that. ...Read more

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Have you found buspirone effective in treating anxiety ?

Have you found buspirone effective in treating anxiety ?

Yes.: Buspirone is more effective in treating generalized anxiety. I have found it to be helpful for some people who suffer from this condition. You should avoid drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice if you take this med, as it can cause levels of Buspirone to go up. Side effects include nausea, drowsiness and dizziness. ...Read more

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Can buspirone bring me some kind of memory or concentration problem?

Can buspirone bring me some kind of memory or concentration problem?

Buspar (buspirone): Rarely if dose is high, more likely these symptoms are related to anxiety being treated by Buspar (buspirone) and should taper gradually. ...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

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I took 1 buspirone saturday at 8:00pm i took a drug test today at 11:30am will it show?

I took 1 buspirone saturday at 8:00pm i took a drug test today at 11:30am will it show?

Depends: It depends on what they are looking for...This is not usually considered a drug with abuse potential...So, if they are not looking for it, they will probably not find it.. This is a non-benzodiazepine anti-anxiety agent. It is not considered addictive, but should be monitored by the prescribing physician for efficacy, compliance and side effects. Follow up with the prescriber as directed. ...Read more