What is Buspirone used for?
Buspirone is an anti-anxiety medicine prescribed for the treatment of anxiety disorders. This drug provides short-term relief of anxiety symptoms such as pounding heartbeat, irritability, dizziness, fear, and tension. It works by affecting certain natural substances in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Buspirone?
The dosage of Buspirone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Buspirone?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Buspirone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Buspirone?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Buspirone, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Buspirone?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Buspirone.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Buspirone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Buspirone can interact with MAO inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, and antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Buspirone?
Like other medicines, Buspirone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Buspirone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Buspirone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Buspirone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Buspirone can cause side effects such as nausea, insomnia, drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, blurred vision, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Buspirone.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Buspirone?
Is it possible for me to take Buspirone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Buspirone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Buspirone?
How will Buspirone work in my body?
How should Buspirone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Buspirone drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Buspirone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.