Buspar

(Buspirone)

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Our bottom line

Buspar (Buspirone) is effective for treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and less effective for short-term use.

Quick facts about Buspar
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (buspirone)
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • 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.
People’s experience with Buspar

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Downsides

  • 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.
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How it works

Buspar (Buspirone) is an anti-anxiety medication. It's used to stabilize chemicals in the brain that control mood and nervousness.

Quick facts about Buspar
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (buspirone)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Buspar (Buspirone) for Anxiety

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Side effect rates for Buspar (Buspirone)

  • Decreased Concentration
  • Excitement
  • Anger/Hostility
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Blurred Vision
  • Abdominal/Gastric Distress
  • Diarrhea
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

Risks and Warnings for Buspar (Buspirone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking with MAOIs
    • Taking with Zyvox or methylene blue

    You shouldn't take Buspar (Buspirone) for at least 14 days after stopping a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) to lower the risk of serotonin syndrome. There’s also an increased risk of serotonin syndrome when using Buspar (Buspirone) with Zyvox or methylene blue.

Common concerns from people taking Buspar (Buspirone)

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Alcohol
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Buspar (Buspirone).
Food
  • Be consistent in taking Buspar (Buspirone) with or without food.
  • Taking with food helped reduce the nausea, but I still had pretty bad side-effects.
Sleep
  • Can cause drowsiness or dizziness when you start taking Buspar (Buspirone). Be extremely careful of activities that require mental alertness, such as driving.
  • Makes me insanely drowsy after taking it. I always have to sleep within the hour, there's absolutely no fighting it. Also gives me brain zaps for an hour or so after taking it. Sometimes my anxiety feels a bit dulled but other times it's just as bad as usual.