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By Medicover Hospitals / 10 March 2021
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  • Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug that affects brain chemicals that may be out of control in people who suffer from anxiety. It is used to treat fear, stress, irritability, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, and other symptoms of anxiety. The drug is not an antipsychotic drug and should not be used unless approved by a doctor to treat depressive symptoms. It comes in the form of a prescription drug that should be taken orally.
    1. Buspirone Uses
    2. Buspirone Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Warnings
    6. Buspirone Storage
    7. Buspirone vs Diazepam
    8. Frequently Asked Questions

    Buspirone Uses

  • Buspirone is used for the treatment of anxiety. It can assist you in thinking more clearly, relaxing, worrying less, and engaging in daily activities. It can also make you feel less jittery and irritable, as well as treat symptoms like insomnia, sweating, and a speeding heartbeat.
  • Buspirone Side Effects

  • Some of the common side effects of Buspirone are:
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Difficulty while sleeping
    • Headache
    • Weakness
    • Numbness
    • Increased sweating
  • Some of the serious side effects of Buspirone are:
    • Rash
    • Hives
    • Swelling of face
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Blurred vision
  • Buspirone can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. If you are facing any of the above serious side effects. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions

  • Before taking Buspirone talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions or other problems. Before taking the drug talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history such as Kidney problems, liver problems, bipolar disorder and Parkinson’s disease.
  • How to use Buspirone?

  • Buspirone tablets should be taken orally. It is usually taken twice daily and must be taken regularly each time, either with food or without food. Buspirone should be taken exactly as prescribed. Do not take more or less of it, or take it more often than your doctor has prescribed. Your doctor can begin with a low dose of buspirone and gradually increase it, but should not be taken more than once a day.
  • Various Dosage forms and strengths

    Dosage for anxiety disorders

  • Generic: Buspirone
    • Form: Oral tablet
    • Strengths: 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
  • Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years): 7.5 mg twice a day
  • Missed Dose

  • As soon as you remember, take your dose. Take just one dose if you remember just a few hours before the next scheduled dose. Never try to make up for missed doses by taking two at once. This could have dangerous consequences.
  • Overdose

  • It's possible that you have dangerously high levels of the opioid in your system. An overdose of this medication can cause the following symptoms: sleepiness, vomiting and tremor. If you think you have taken too much of this drug then consult with your doctor immediately.
  • Warnings for some serious health conditions

  • For people with Kidney disease: Avoid using buspirone. The amount of buspirone in your body will rise to unsafe levels if they aren't functioning properly.
  • For people with Liver disease: Avoid using buspirone. In your body, buspirone is processed by your liver. The amount of buspirone in your body will rise to unsafe levels if it isn't working properly.
  • Pregnant women: If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, speak to your doctor. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately. Only use this drug if the potential advantage outweighs the potential risk.
  • Breastfeeding: Buspirone can pass through breast milk and cause side effects in a breastfed infant. If you are breastfeeding your infant, talk with your doctor.
  • Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Buspirone vs Diazepam

    Buspirone
    Diazepam
    Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug that affects brain chemicals that may be out of control in people who suffer from anxiety Diazepam oral tablet is a controlled drug that is available as a brand name drug called Valium. Diazepam is a benzodiazepine.
    The drug is not an antipsychotic drug and should not be used unless approved by a doctor to treat depressive symptoms. Diazepam is used for the treatment of disorders with anxiety. The medication is also used for the treatment of agitation, tremors, delirium, seizures and hallucinations resulting from alcohol withdrawal.
    Some of the common side effects of Buspirone are:
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    Some of the common side effects of Diazepam are:
    • Drowsiness
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle weakness
    • Headache
    • Tremor
    • Dizziness
    • Dry mouth

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Buspirone is used for the treatment of anxiety. It can assist you in thinking more clearly, relaxing, worrying less, and engaging in daily activities.
    Some of the common side effects of Buspirone are:
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    Buspirone is a drug that is used to treat anxiety disorders and anxiety symptoms in the short term. Anxiolytics are a form of medication that includes buspirone. It functions by altering the concentrations of certain natural compounds in the brain.
    A drug that is used for the treatment of anxiety is frequently sedating and is tend to be a respiratory depressant. The medication is a nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytic agent that has sedative effects.

    Citations:

  • Buspirone, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006899312007263
  • Metabolism and disposition of buspirone, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0002934386903311
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