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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin: YesGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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