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Buspirone vs. Ritalin for Anxiety

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Buspirone

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/ 7,109 posts
Other Names: Buspar

Ritalin

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/ 153,590 posts
Other Names: Concerta   Ritalin LA   Metadate   Ritalin SR   Methylin
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 7,109 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a stimulant drug approved for Therapy of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. It may also be prescribed for off-label use in treatment-resistant cases of le... Read more on Wikipedia
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By justme
February 27, 2014
justme wrote
Narcolepsy AND Migraines (on Ritalin)
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November 12, 2013
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adderall XR, Vyvanse and Ritalin
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What patients are saying about Buspirone vs. Ritalin

68 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
to perhaps be prescribed Ritalin or Addrell or such....
...Buspirone was found helpful, with only minimal benefits. This is most probably due to its affinity for the D2 dopamine receptor site. I have been prescribed ssris/snris/diazepam/beta blockers??? in...
cause such side effects, but i'm already on ritalin, which...
...affinity of yohimbine vs buspirone. trying to find an ...and 5ht1a agonists don't cause such side effects, but i'm already on ritalin, which only calms me ...near comparable to buspirone? no ...
may go on buspirone for his ADHD instead of a stimulant....
...anyone?? It is a possibility that my grandson may go on buspirone for his ADHD instead of a stimulant. Any comments on this? The pediatrician said it is not natural for the Ritilan to make him ...
! I am also on 20mg Ritalin twice...
Howdy! I'm on Buspirone as well--20mg in the morning ...the Effexor XR. The Effexor has been fine for me, but I ...PMS [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img] ! I am also on 20mg Ritalin twice...
thinking of discontinuing the Ritalin. BTW-Wellbutrin has...
...coincidence or not. If my PDoc can give me some samples of the XL/brand, I might want to try it with the buspirone. My follow up ...and I'm thinking of discontinuing the Ritalin. BTW-Wellbu...
I started taking with the Buspirone in February, but found...
...case anyone would mysteriously know what is going on with these meds, I guess I should point out that I was ok with Buspirone--been ok moodwise for ...I started taking with the Buspirone in Febr...
.25/week and has added Buspirone 15mg  2xs/day.  We are...
...her drop .25/week and has added Buspirone 15mg  2xs/day.  We are not ...her Abilify 5mg and Ritalin 5mg.  Seems like a ...me..... Anyone have any experience with Buspirone.  I was hoping the...
it with your Ritalin can cause a dangerous increase in...
...combining it with your Ritalin can cause a dangerous increase ...the same anxiolytic activity that Buspirone does. There's likely something special ...off target effects of Buspirone, you're...
happened when you took buspirone? I was yelling at him...
...have a tic from the Ritalin) and I experienced a neuroleptic-like effect from 30 mg buspirone, and buspirone is a very ...would be enough. What happened when you took buspirone? I was yelling...
worse. I have been on buspirone for roughly one month now....
...to ensure I did not have an averse reaction from the anxiety. Tomorrow I will be going into a regular full dosage of ritalin. My experience so far has been ok. I have not had any negative...
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