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Thinking of asking for Buspar, (buspirone) so I don't have to be on Xanax,added to my Prozac and maybe an up on my dose (20 to 30). Thoughts?

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

Buspirone is approved for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and is sometimes used off-label for other anxiety disorders and depression.
For some patients it is very effective. Higher doses of an SSRI such as fluoxetine (Prozac) are often effective for anxiety. I would ask your physician about both of these changes, but DO NOT stop the Xanax (alprazolam) on your own, this can be very dangerous.

In brief: Anxiety

Buspirone is approved for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and is sometimes used off-label for other anxiety disorders and depression.
For some patients it is very effective. Higher doses of an SSRI such as fluoxetine (Prozac) are often effective for anxiety. I would ask your physician about both of these changes, but DO NOT stop the Xanax (alprazolam) on your own, this can be very dangerous.
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Buspar (buspirone) would be

better than Xanax (alprazolam).
There is a small chance of drug drug interaction but if started on a low dose it should be fine.

In brief: Buspar (buspirone) would be

better than Xanax (alprazolam).
There is a small chance of drug drug interaction but if started on a low dose it should be fine.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology

In brief: CBT

In addition to the other good advice you have receive, consider seeing a clinical psychologist for some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Changing self talk, along w/meds, has been found to be effective in research studies. Peace and good health.

In brief: CBT

In addition to the other good advice you have receive, consider seeing a clinical psychologist for some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Changing self talk, along w/meds, has been found to be effective in research studies. Peace and good health.
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