Buspirone - Drug Information

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General Information on Buspirone

Generic Name : Buspirone

Pronunciation : byoo spye' rone

Latest prescription information about Buspirone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics

Why is Buspirone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a psychoactive agent, prescribed for anxiety disorders. 

When should Buspirone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Buspirone?

Adult: PO- Initial: 5 mg 2-3 times/day, may increase gradually if needed. Max: 45 mg/day in divided doses.

How should Buspirone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Buspirone?

This medication may decrease alertness and coordination. Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery while taking this medication.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease or history of alcohol or drug abuse, preceding co-administration with MAOIs, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Buspirone?

   Most Common : Dizziness, nausea, headache, nervousness, lightheadedness and excitement.
   Associated with Discontinuation of Treatment : Insomnia and gastrointestinal disturbances.
   Heart : Fast heart rate/palpitations.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, sleeplessness, decreased concentration, anger, confusion and depression.
   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision.
   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, abdominal/gastric distress, diarrhea, constipation and vomiting.
   Musculoskeletal : Musculoskeletal pain.
   Central Nervous System : Numbness, tingling, in - coordination and tremor.
   Skin : Rash.
   Miscellaneous : Headache, fatigue, weakness and sweating.

What are the other precautions for Buspirone?

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

What are the storage conditions of Buspirone?

Store it at room temperature and protect it from light (25C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

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