Helps you relax. Buspar (Buspirone) is effective for treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and less effective for short-term use. Improves mood and helps you relax. Celexa (Citalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. Might be less likely to cause side effects than some antidepressants, but not the best choice for people with heart or liver problems. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.63 Buspar
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-6% worse vs. Buspar
-6% worse vs. Buspar
Side effects Buspar Celexa More Buspar side effects » More Celexa side effects » How it works Buspar Celexa Buspar (Buspirone) is an anti-anxiety medication. It's used to stabilize chemicals in the brain that control mood and nervousness. Celexa (Citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Type of medication Buspar Celexa Prescription only Prescription only Available as Buspar Celexa Used for Buspar Celexa Risk factors for serious side effects Buspar Celexa › Taking with MAOIs › Taking with Zyvox or methylene blue › Taking with or converting from benzodiazepine medicines › Duration of treatment Detailed Buspar (buspirone) risks & warnings » › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › History of bipolar disorder › At risk for bipolar disorder › Stopping Celexa (Citalopram) suddenly Detailed Celexa (citalopram) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Alcohol Buspar Celexa › Avoid alcohol when taking Buspar (Buspirone). No alcohol related info.
Food Buspar Celexa › Be consistent in taking Buspar (Buspirone) with or without food. › Take with food to avoid upset stomach.
Kidneys and liver Buspar Celexa No kidneys and liver related info. › Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems.
Sex Buspar Celexa No sex related info. › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate.
Sleep Buspar Celexa › Can cause drowsiness or dizziness when you start taking Buspar (Buspirone). Be extremely careful of activities that require mental alertness, such as driving. No sleep related info.
Weight Buspar Celexa No weight related info. › Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds). Upsides and benefits Buspar Celexa › Buspar (Buspirone) works very well to control the symptoms of generalized anxiety syndrome (GAD). › Buspar (Buspirone) doesn't cause physical dependence or withdrawal symptoms. › Buspar (Buspirone) is only available as a generic, so the price can be pretty cheap. › Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. › Causes less sleepiness compared to other antidepressants. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. Downsides and risks Buspar Celexa › Buspar (Buspirone) can take as long as four weeks to become fully effective. › Not as effective for short-term anxiety conditions or panic disorders. › Most people find that it loses effectiveness over long periods of time. › Can cause drowsiness or dizziness when you start taking Buspar (Buspirone). Be extremely careful of activities that require mental alertness, such as driving. › Can cause sexual side effects like low libido and an inability to orgasm or ejaculate. › Can cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds). › Celexa (Citalopram) can cause an irregular heartbeat if you take a high dose (40 mg a day, or more). › Not a good option for you if you have heart or liver problems. › Like most antidepressants, it can cause a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people younger than 24 years. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Buspar Celexa › Take doses at about the same time each day. › It can take several weeks to get the full effect. › Don't eat or drink grapefruit juice when using Buspar (Buspirone). › Don't use Buspar (Buspirone) within two weeks of using an MAO inhibitor (like Eldepryl, Parnate, or Marplan). › Be consistent in taking Buspar (Buspirone) with or without food. › Avoid alcohol when taking Buspar (Buspirone). › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › Takes about 8 to 12 weeks to see the medication's full effects on your mood. › Stop taking it slowly to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. Learn more More about Buspar Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Celexa Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert