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Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) Tablets

General Information

Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) is used for the treatment of anxiety. Anxiety is a natural response of your body to stress. It’s a feeling of fear what’s about to come. This treatment may help you think more clearly, worry less, relax, and take part in everyday life. This may also help you to feel less irritable or nervous. Buspar may control symptoms like sweating, trouble sleeping, and pounding heartbeat.


How do Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) Tablets work?

Buspirone belongs to the class of medications of azapirone. In which there include other antipsychotic medications and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). Buspar has effects on neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine and serotonin. It is a serotonin receptor agonist, which increases action at serotonin receptors in your brain. In which it also helps to alleviate anxiety. This is commonly used as an add-on to other medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat anxiety. Buspar may also be recommended if other medications have been ineffective or involved too many side effects. It is most often prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder.

Why use Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) Tablets?

Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) is an anti-anxiety agent. This belongs to the class of medications known as anxiolytics. This medication affects some chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. Each tablet contains 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, or 30mg of Buspirone Hydrochloride for oral administration. This has been already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


How to use Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) Tablets?

The recommended starting dose for this is 5mg to be taken twice daily. The dose may be increased by 5mg every 2-3 days with a maximum not exceeding 60mg. you may take this with or without food. Take this at the same time each day or as directed by your doctor.


What are the side-effects of Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) Tablets?

Common side effects:

  • Sleep problems or insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Feeling nervous or excited

Call for medical help at once if you have:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • A light-headed feeling like you might pass out.

Warnings and Precautions

  • If you are taking this medication, limit your alcohol drinking.
  • Let your doctor know if you have any medical history or current medications.
  • Do not share this with others without letting them consult a doctor.
  • Keep this far from heat and the reach of children.