Buspar Anxiety Medication
Buspar is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety.It belongs to a group of anti-anxiety drugs called anxiolytics, but it seems to work somewhat differently than other drugs in the class.Though researchers don’t know exactly how buspar reduces anxiety, they believe it competes with serotonin and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters (chemical brain messengers) involved with causing anxiety symptoms.Buspar isn’t for treating occasional stress associated with everyday life. Rather, doctors prescribe buspirone for anxiety disorder and short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.
Numerous online and anecdotal reports have suggested that some people abuse buspirone for a narcotic-like “high.”
Buspar abuse can result in:
Nausea or vomiting
Lack of coordination
Take busparonly as directed by your doctor, and keep this and all other drugs away from children, teenagers, and anyone for whom the drug has not been prescribed.
Side effects of buspar
Buspar weight gain
Most people on Buspar side effects and it seems as though more people gain weight or have an increased appetite.
Buspar medication is used to treat anxiety. It may help you think more clearly, relax, worry less, and take part in everyday life. It may also help you to feel less jittery and irritable, and may control symptoms such as trouble sleeping, sweating, and pounding heartbeat. Buspirone for anxiety (anxiolytic) that works by affecting certain natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters).
Buspar a narcotic
Buspar is not a nacrotic.
Buspar to lexapro
Lexapro and buspar oral both increase affecting serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially life-threatening situation. Severe signs and symptoms include high blood pressure and increased heart rate that lead to shock.
Buspirone Side Effects
Let your doctor know if you have any side effects. The most common side effects of buspirone are:
Less common side effects include:
Serious side effects can occur. If you have any of these side effects, call your doctor right away:
Rash or hives
Heart palpitations or rapid heartbeat
Abnormal and uncontrolled body movements
Anger, hostility, or confusion
Inability to pass urine
Buspar comes in tablets of 5, 10, 15, or 30 milligrams (mg).
The tablets have a scored mark down the middle so you can split a pill in half if necessary.
A typical dose starts at 7.5 mg every 12 hours. Your doctor may increase your daily dose by 5 mg every few days if needed.
An average daily dose is 20 to 30 mg a day in divided doses. The maximum daily dose is 60 mg.
Always take buspar at the same time each day, with or without food.
An overdose of buspar may cause:
If you or someone else has any severe symptoms after an overdose, call 911.
Missed Dose of Buspar
Take buspar exactly as directed by your doctor.
Don’t stop taking buspar on your own. It may take a few weeks to feel the full effect.
If you miss a dose of buspar, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next regular dose, however, skip the missed dose.
Don’t double your dose to make up for the missed one.
“This works very well for my anxiety. I got a slight headache at first but it completely went away after a few days. One strange side effect I got was increased libido and I’m a female”.
“My doctor prescribed me BuSpar 10mg 2x/day for anxiety. I have always had anxiety problems but I started having panic attacks. The first week was okay, it took the edge off. The second week I began getting headaches and my body was really sore, and I became more irritable. The third week I became very sad, I had a hard time getting up and motivating myself to go to work in the morning. I would cry when somebody mentioned going anywhere with me. I went to the doctor for a 3 week follow up, and I had gained 11 pounds. I felt like I was losing touch with reality, crying every day over every little thing. I personally do not recommend it”.
“Currently taking 7.5 mg three times a day. Does wonders for my anxiety. At first I had a strange side effect, a pulsation feeling in my head a couple of times immediately after taking my pill. Went away after a few days. No other problems, love this drug”.