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What Is Buspirone
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
I'm on Zoloft 50mg and Buspar (buspirone) 10mg twice a day doc agmont the dos of Buspar (buspirone) to 20mg twice a day is that safe and good dose? What Buspar (buspirone) can help?
Yes, safe.: Yes - can help. See that you take ativan. When taking ativan a person can usually feel "different" after taking it. Buspar (buspirone) is usually more subtle - it works by helping to decrease symptoms of anxiety & usually the person doesn't feel tangibly "different". It is a gem of a medication. Take care. ...Read more
I'm worried because my dr has me on Buspar (buspirone) several times a day but it doesn't help. Does anyone know what a dr will normally give after trying the buspar, (buspirone) what do you suggest?
Maximize dose: The dose of Buspar (buspirone) should generally be maximized to a dose that is just below the dose that gives you a strange dizzy sensation felt in the back of the head. That will generally then be the therapeutic dose for that person. If the dose has been optimized and is still not working then the next option would be to switch to Lexapro which is approved for generalized anxiety disorder. That would be the next medication with the fewest side effects. Paxil is used but has significant side effects. Venlafaxine has also been approved but also can have more side effects certainly then lexapro. Prozac and zoloft or occasionally used for this purpose but the literature behind that is not as strongfor generalized anxiety disorder. Best wishes. ...Read more
What the use of Buspar (buspirone) and what off label use please I need that information about it?
Buspar (buspirone): Is another anxiolytic that is not a benzodiazepine. is recommended for the management of generalized anxiety disorder and for patients who have a combination of anxiety and depression. Buspar (buspirone) is indicated for the management of chronic anxiety. Off-label use: smoking cessation, sexual dysfunction, bruxism and tachyphylaxis. Hope it helps. ...Read more
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
Had another panick attack do I blame estrogen or buspar (buspirone)? What are the chances of having celiac diease?
Buspar (buspirone) not culprit: Buspar (buspirone) treats generalized anxiety disorder. Occasionally generalized anxiety disorder can decompensate under stress into a panic attack. That does not mean that you have panic disorder by any means. Buspar (buspirone) does not treat panic disorder so will not prevent panic attacks other than by lowering your overall generalized anxiety level. That level however can get elevated by stressful events. You always have the option of blaming it on hormones. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is difference between buspar (buspirone) and celexa as far as which brain chemicals they work on?
Serotonin: Escitalopram (Celexa) is a serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor, said to be ultra selective. Buspirone (Buspar) works on the serotonin system as a 5HT1A agonist. Although I admire inquiring minds, I can't imagine how this information is helpful to you. It is helpful to me. I hope you can find a way to use it. ...Read more
I'm taking buspar (buspirone). What can I take to treat a staph infection that won't interfere with the buspar (buspirone)?
I got off anti psychotics gained weight they were for sleep I take 15mg Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep med that will let me stay asleep and not tired?
Sleep & psych: There's no one best medication for treatment of insomnia, nor one best class of med. Talk with your doctor about the right medication for your symptoms. Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping more or less) may represent exacerbation of an underlying psychiatric illness (depression, mania, anxiety. ..). Changes in sleep habits shu b reported to ur doc. Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) a stimulant, may worsen insomnia. ...Read more
I got off anti psychotics tired of weight gain It was only prescribed for sleep I take Buspar (buspirone) what are sleep meds don't leave you tired stay sleep?
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
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
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?
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
I just started Buspirone 10MG 2 X a day. I've taken it for 2 days now. When I take it, the first couple of hours I am very hazy and at times feel like an electrical jolt feeling. Is this normal?
SIDE EFFECT: These can be aid effects seen with this medication. Contact your doctor he may want to cut back on the dose. It is always wise to start low and go slow. ...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 more
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