Buspar (Buspirone)

Buspar is an anti-anxiety medication used to control the symptoms like fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat that are associated with anxiety.

Buspar 10 mg (Normal Dosage)

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How it works

Buspar restores the balance of certain chemicals in the brain which are responsible for anxiety when they become unbalanced.

Guidelines for usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.

Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

Buspar may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

How & where do I store Buspar?

The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.

Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.

Overdose Related Information

If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
You have a history of alcoholism or substance abuse, or have liver or kidney problems, if you have a history of suicidal thoughts or actions.

This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.

To be avoided

You must avoid using Buspar if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like

You have severe liver or kidney problems
You are taking furazolidone, sodium oxybate (GHB), or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine), or if you have taken an MAOI within the past 14 days.

Using Alcohol

Buspar is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Buspar.

These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.

Possible Drug & Food Interactions

Certain prescription drugs or health supplements or even food items are known to interact with the effects of medications. Buspar is known to have possible interactions with the following medications

Furazolidone or MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), Azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), diltiazem, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), macrolides and ketolides (eg, erythromycin, azithromycin), nefazodone, or verapamil Carbamazepine, dexamethasone, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or rifampin, Sodium oxybate (GHB).

Additional Information

Buspar can trigger suicidal thoughts or actions especially in young adults, children and teenagers. The chances of this occuring are higher in people suffering from bipolar disorder. So patients taking Buspar must be monitored closely. Even the slight change in their mood or behavior like depressed mood; anxious, restless, or irritable behavior; panic attacks must reported to the doctor.

Elderly people are more likely to experience side effects while using Buspar. If the side effects are bothersome, then seek medical help.

It is not clear whether Buspar is safe for use by children below 18 years of age. So, if the patient is under this age, then speak to your doctor regarding the possible risks.

Important Information for Pregnant Women

Buspar is categorized under FDA category B which indicates that it is safe to be used by pregnant women.

Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.

Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Side Effects

Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own

dizziness, headache, blurred vision;
drowsiness, feeling tired;
feeling restless or nervous;
nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach;
sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams;
stuffy nose, sore throat; or
ringing in your ears.

The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately.

chest pain;
feeling short or breath; or
feeling like you might pass out.