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How long should someone take buspar (buspirone)? Do you need to get weaned off of it?Does abrupt discontinuation cause problems?

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to your doctor!

Talk to your doctor! the basic answer is that you should take Buspar (buspirone) as long as directed by your doctor. Do not stop it on your own.
You will need to get instructions on how to stop taking it. Originally Buspar (buspirone) was not thought to cause problems when it was taken for a short time. Sometimes it is used for long periods of time, in those cases many physicians will wean off slowly. Ask your physician.

In brief: Talk to your doctor!

Talk to your doctor! the basic answer is that you should take Buspar (buspirone) as long as directed by your doctor. Do not stop it on your own.
You will need to get instructions on how to stop taking it. Originally Buspar (buspirone) was not thought to cause problems when it was taken for a short time. Sometimes it is used for long periods of time, in those cases many physicians will wean off slowly. Ask your physician.
Answer assisted by Mike Moore, Medical Student
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not for long

One has to take tranquilizers and pain pills judiciously and in smallest amounts and shortest periods possible.
Yes these medications should not be stopped abruptly.

In brief: Usually not for long

One has to take tranquilizers and pain pills judiciously and in smallest amounts and shortest periods possible.
Yes these medications should not be stopped abruptly.
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