Users' questions

How is Buspar used in the treatment of anxiety?

How is Buspar used in the treatment of anxiety?

BuSpar (buspirone) is a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic (antianxiety and antipanic) primarily prescribed to teens and adults to relieve anxiety and associated symptoms. BuSpar was initially developed to be used as an antipsychotic, but it did not prove successful.

Is there a generic version of buspirone for anxiety?

However, the patent expired in 2001 and buspirone is now sold as a generic drug. Buspirone is from the azapirone class of medications, which includes other anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and antipsychotic medications. BuSpar has effects on neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine.

Are there any positive side effects to Buspar?

BuSpar side effects are also positive when studies show a trend of no side effects from the medication compared to a placebo. In many human and animal studies, BuSpar has shown no trends of abuse or tolerance. Clinical trials have tested patients who fall under the GAD diagnosis.

When to use buspirone instead of SSRIs for depression?

Buspirone is commonly used as an add-on to other medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for treatment of depression or anxiety, rather than a first-line treatment. BuSpar may also be prescribed if other medications have been ineffective or involved too many side effects.

Does Buspar really work for anxiety?

Buspar (buspirone) is a non-benzodiazepine medication used for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Unlike benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium , Buspar is generally not effective for immediate relief of anxiety symptoms as it commonly takes at least one to two weeks before the onset of anti-anxiety effects.

Will Buspar stop an anxiety attack?

Buspirone is especially effective in persons with generalized anxiety of a limited or moderate degree. It is not very effective in persons with severe anxiety, panic disorders, or obsessive-compulsive disorders. Buspirone also may help improve symptoms of depression in patients with generalized anxiety disorder.

Does Buspar help with social anxiety disorder?

BuSpar is an anti-anxiety medication used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder . It is also sometimes prescribed for social anxiety disorder .

Does Buspar cause cognitive problems?

Taking a greater amount of buspirone than prescribed will increase its effects, often to potentially dangerous levels. Side effects of buspirone abuse include hallucinations, nausea, memory loss, lack of coordination, fatigue, trouble staying awake, sluggishness, cognitive impairment, and other severe problems .