BUSPIRONE

13 Aug 2019

Generic Name : BUSPIRONE

ABSTRACT –

Buspirone is a medication drug that is classified as an anxiolytic agent that is used to treat various symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder – that includes stress, irritability, pounding heartbeats, dizziness and other physiological effects that accompany the feeling of anxiety. As an anti-anxiety medication, this drug influences that balance of chemicals within the brain to bring stability.

DOSAGE –

  • Buspirone is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Consume this drug only as prescribed to avoid overdose or other harmful effects.
  • This drug is to be taken with/without food regularly. Tablets can be broken into 2 or three medicines to reduce dosage.
  • General Adult Dosage available:
  • Oral – 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 30mg

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Headache
  • Exhaustion
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Restlessness

RARE SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Alfentanil
  • Amoxapine
  • Apalutamide
  • Buprenorphine
  • Citalopram
  • Codeine
  • Cyclopbenzaprine
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Duloxetine
  • Escitalopram
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Imipramine
  • Lorcaserin
  • Mitotane
  • Ondansetron
  • Sufentanil

Buspirone has major interactions with 85 different drugs.

MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Alfuzosin
  • Amiloride
  • Amlodipine
  • Apomorphine
  • Baclofen
  • Betaxolol
  • Bisoprolol
  • Biperidil
  • Boceprevir
  • Cannabis
  • Efavirenz
  • Estazolam
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Furosemide
  • Heroin

Buspirone has moderate interactions with 322 different drugs.

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of illnesses or conditions such as kidney/liver diseases.
  • Do not consume this drug in case of an allergy to the drug itself.
  • Do not use a MAO inhibitor 14 days prior to drug consumption, to avoid lethal interactions.
  • Inform the doctor of all the drugs being consumed so as to avoid severe drug interactions.
  • In case of the use of another anxiety drug, it may be required for the patient to gradually decrease the dosage of this drug while consuming Buspirone.
  • Avoid alcohol and grapefruit so as to reduce the aggravation of side effects.

WARNINGS –

  • Keep out of reach of children. This drug is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.
  • Avoid engaging in complicated activities such as driving while on drug course, so as to avoid injury. This drug can impair thinking and reaction time.
  • This drug can alter certain medical test results. Notify the examiner of drug intake prior to the test itself.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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