Buspirone (generic for Buspar) is an antianxiety medication. It can be used for the short-term treatment of anxiety. It is not chemically related to benzodiazepines, barbiturates or other sedatives.
Buspirone does not usually cause drowsiness, but it affects everyone differently and might cause you to feel drowsy. Use caution when driving a car or operating machinery until you experience how this medication affects you. Do not take this medication with large amounts of grapefruit juice, because it may affect how the medication is metabolized.
Buspirone can be dangerous in combination with other antidepressant medications, because it can lead to serotonin syndrome. In particular, buspirone is dangerous if combined with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), a class of medications used to treat depression. Do not take buspirone within 2 weeks of taking an MAOI.
|Anxiety, short-term treatment||busPIRone 5 mg by mouth every 12 hours|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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