Ativan vs Buspar

Ativan
(Rx)
Buspar
(Rx)
Ativan is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Buspar is an anxiety medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.1
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 30, 1977
September 29, 1986
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
236,362 Discussions
57,303 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Nausea
#8 for Seizures
#10 for Restlessness
#11 for Vomiting
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Sedation
#14 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Shaking
#16 for GAD
Ativan is prescribed for Anxiety and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, Insomnia and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for GAD
#5 for Panic
#8 for IBS
Buspar is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ati
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Hallucinations
1
Weight Loss
1
Euphoria
1
Blurred Vision
1
Impotence
1
Blood Clots
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Bus
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Dizziness
6
Weight Gain
6
Nausea
4
Drowsiness
2
Numbness
1
Mania
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Paranoia
1
Head Zaps
1
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Weakness
Ati
Bus
2
0
Weight Gain
Ati
Bus
2
6
Hallucinations
Ati
Bus
1
0
Weight Loss
Ati
Bus
1
0
Euphoria
Ati
Bus
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ati
Bus
1
0
Impotence
Ati
Bus
1
0
Blood Clots
Ati
Bus
1
0
Brain Damage
Ati
Bus
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Ati
Bus
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bus
Ati
8
0
Dizziness
Bus
Ati
6
0
Weight Gain
Bus
Ati
6
2
Nausea
Bus
Ati
4
0
Drowsiness
Bus
Ati
2
0
Numbness
Bus
Ati
1
0
Mania
Bus
Ati
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Bus
Ati
1
0
Paranoia
Bus
Ati
1
0
Head Zaps
Bus
Ati
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Buspar during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between Buspar and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Syringe: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Lorazepam
Buspirone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ativan and Buspar: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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