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Buspar vs. Xanax for Anxiety Disorder

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Buspar

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/ 38,050 posts
Other Names: Buspirone

Xanax

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/ 447,761 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
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Buspirone (trade name Buspar) is an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the piperazine and azapirone chemical classes, and is primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) gained Food and Drug Administration of bu... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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August 14, 2013
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Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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really helps.
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This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
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What patients are saying about Buspar + Xanax + Anxiety Disorder

62 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
i should stop i am a big fan of xanax bc it is an on-demand...
i gained a great deal of weight on buspar also, when i needed it ...i should stop i am a big fan of xanax bc it is an...
I have side effects (headache on waking, cold sweat after...
...suffered from Anxiety Disorder, and for years the doctors ...that I am on Buspar, my anxiety ...am titrating off Xanex. I have side effects (headache on waking, cold sweat after taking dose)...
me cope. I also take xanax and just started with added...
...taking buspar since the end of August 08... It definately makes me dizzy... It starts ...improvement yet for my anxiety disorder, but its definately helping me cope. I also take xanax and just s...
worse. Now im on xanax prn and it works but my anxiety...
...we have tried? I have tried buspar. It worked for anxiety at first then it quit helping me and gave ...lost control!!! Made anxiety way worse. Now im on xanax prn and it works but my anxi...
having dificulty breathing and swallowing, having dry mouth...
...Xanax had helped me deal with daily anxiety problems, but this morning I had a feeling that it made things worse for me. I took 0.25mg at the first sign of my usual anxiety symptoms (choking feeli...
bed. I have no side effects from xanax and continue taking...
...to take Buspar -- but it made me weak and dizzy. I felt ...have no side effects from...
kat- I am glad the xanax helps you! I am anxiety induced...
...am glad the xanax helps you! I am anxiety induced D and taking Buspar a mild sedative has given me my life...
have a bit of a problem with xanax and other benzos (read:...
...have a bit of a problem with xanax and other benzos ...put on BuSpar..45 mg/day. It ha...
a certain degree is ssri with benzo, xanax everyday. But my...
...Agreed. Same experience. Buspar sucks for anxiety. Waste! ...a certain degree is ssri with benzo, xanax everyday. But ...
honestly, xanax really does do the trick for me....
hated buspar. honestly, xanax really does do the trick for me. When I'm really freaking out it calms me down. It...
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