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BuSpar (buspirone) is a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic that is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder. One way to save money on the BuSpar (buspirone) retail cost regardless of income and insurance status is to use BuSpar (buspirone) coupons or discount cards from RXCoupons. Use our BuSpar (buspirone) coupons at your online pharmacy and receive up to 75% off the sale price each time you refill your prescription.

General information about BuSpar (buspirone)

BuSpar (buspirone) is a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic that is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (temporary relief of symptoms of anxiety, panic disorder, vegetative dystonia, alcohol withdrawal syndrome) and depression (adjuvant therapy). Buspirone is also used to treat autism, obsessive-compulsive disorders, sexual dysfunction.

The active substance has anti-anxiety, sedative and anticonvulsant effects. The drug does not cause weakness, apathy, dependence and withdrawal symptoms.

General information about BuSpar (buspirone) contraindications

BuSpar (buspirone) is contraindicated in people with hypersensitivity, epilepsy, severe violations of the kidneys and liver, glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, in patients under 18 years of age.

General information about BuSpar (buspirone) dosing and administration

The recommended initial dose of BuSpar (buspirone) is 5 mg 3 times a day. If necessary, it can be increased by 5 mg every 2-3 days. The average daily dose is 20-30 mg. The maximum single dose is 30 mg, daily dose - 60 mg.

General information about BuSpar (buspirone) side effects

Nervous system: dizziness, somnolence, headache, nervousness, fatigue, insomnia, decrease in concentrating ability, blurred vision, confusion or depression, weakness, numbness; neurological symptoms (muscle weakness, pain or weakness in the hands or feet, uncontrolled movements of the body).

Cardio-vascular system: tachycardia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.

Digestive system: nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence, loss of appetite.

Urogenital system: dysmenorrhea, violation of urination, decreased or increased libido, amenorrhea, enuresis, abnormal ejaculation.

Endocrine system: gynecomastia, thyroid dysfunction.

Muscular system: myalgia, myospasm, arthralgia, muscle stiffness, myasthenia gravis.

Other reactions: rash, sweating.

General information about BuSpar (buspirone) special instructions and precautions

Keep in mind that anxiety associated with everyday stress usually does not require treatment with BuSpar.

Caution is used when taking BuSpar with antipsychotics, antidepressants, cardiac glycosides, antihypertensive and antidiabetic agents, oral contraceptives.

Use smaller doses of the drug in renal and liver failure (mild to moderate) and liver cirrhosis.

The drug should not be used in patients with epilepsy or those with alcohol addiction.

Buspirone is not effective for long-term treatment of anxiety (more than 3-4 weeks.) However, it has no adverse effects when used for several months.

Buspirone is not used in pediatric practice (children and adolescents under the age of 18 years). Children and adolescents may suffer from increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

Patients aged over 65 years should reduce the frequency of drug administration (due to increased risk of adverse reactions).

The drug should not be combined with alcohol. Buspirone reduces tolerance to ethanol.

Buspirone treatment causes a decrease in appetite and weight loss.

General information about using BuSpar (buspirone) during pregnancy and lactation

Pregnant women may use this medication only by a doctor's recommendation. Buspirone safety and effectiveness have not been established in pregnant women. The drug is not recommended to be used during lactation.

General information about BuSpar (buspirone) interaction with other drugs

Simultaneous use of buspirone and alcohol should be avoided. Buspirone should not be mixed with MAO inhibitors because of the risk of hypertensive crisis. Buspirone increases the serum concentration of haloperidol.

General information about BuSpar (buspirone) overdose

Overdose symptoms: nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal disorders, dizziness, cramps, drowsiness.

Treatment: gastric lavage, activated charcoal, symptomatic therapy, monitoring of respiratory function, heart rate and blood pressure.

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After I have had continuous and a lot of failures with a lot of different kind of benzos I have been put on buspar and I am now taking it for a couple of months. After so many failures I sincerely thought that this would be another “no effects drug” and in the beginning it really seemed so because I have started with 10 mg of it per day for a while – zero effects at all, then I raised the dosage to 20 mg per day and this time I could feel something but very slightly. I changed my mind that this is the “no effects drug” when I have started to take 40 mg per day of this drug because this was when I could finally feel that it does something for me. I am now on 40 mg per day too and I can say that it has helped me greatly both with my anxiety as well as with my sexual side effects that I have developed in the time when I was taking Prozac (extremely bad drug, at least for me). I have divided my dosage in 2 – one during the day and the second one at night and I am also taking my night dosage with trazodone. By doing this it has helped me to eradicate the fluctuating tolerance issues I have had with trazodone. however, you should also be careful because this drug has a couple of side effects. even though I have never got any brain zaps (I occasionally got them with other benzos), I am now getting (from time to time), some pretty long lasting headaches, some unpleasant nightmares and uncontrollable bouts of anger. However, other than these 3 side effects I am not suffering from anything else and then later, when I have weighted the benefits – helped with my GAD, sexual side effects and so on I decided that it is much more helpful so it is the worth side effects. I would recommend it but I know myself that benzos are working differently for different people and that is why I won’t recommend it but I would say: give it a try if other benzos don’t work for you.
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For those who need some information I can help. I think that I experienced all the possible side effects from buspar and it wasn’t easy. During my entire administration I experienced a strange hazy feeling. Not to mention the fact that I always have had the feeling of nausea during the entire day, very intensive heart beats and at the same time a strange feeling that I can’t breathe. Even if I experienced different kind of effects I was very happy because I didn’t felt anymore the feeling of anxiety and there were no more stress. My doc decided that I had to stop the administration because of these effects but it was very hard because I was scared that the feeling of anxiety will come back. There are 4 months since I administrated for the last time buspar. I feel good for now, no more anxiety or stress and all my effects passed away.
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