Buspar vs Buspirone

Buspar
(Rx)
Buspirone
(Rx)
Buspar is an anxiety medication.
Buspirone is an anxiety medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.1
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.2
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 29, 1986
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
57,171 Discussions
12,421 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for GAD
#6 for Panic
Buspirone is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bus
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Dizziness
6
Weight Gain
6
Nausea
4
Drowsiness
2
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Mania
1
Paranoia
1
Head Zaps
1
Bus
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Dizziness
5
Nausea
4
Weight Gain
4
Drowsiness
3
Seizures
1
Numbness
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Mania
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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8
6
Dizziness
Bus
Bus
6
5
Weight Gain
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Bus
6
4
Nausea
Bus
Bus
4
4
Drowsiness
Bus
Bus
2
3
Numbness
Bus
Bus
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Bus
Bus
1
0
Mania
Bus
Bus
1
1
Paranoia
Bus
Bus
1
0
Head Zaps
Bus
Bus
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bus
Bus
6
8
Dizziness
Bus
Bus
5
6
Nausea
Bus
Bus
4
4
Weight Gain
Bus
Bus
4
6
Drowsiness
Bus
Bus
3
2
Seizures
Bus
Bus
1
0
Numbness
Bus
Bus
1
1
Shortness of Breath
Bus
Bus
1
0
Mania
Bus
Bus
1
1
Serotonin Syndrome
Bus
Bus
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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B Category B
Before taking Buspar during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Buspirone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Buspar and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Buspirone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Buspirone Hcl
Buspirone Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Buspar and Buspirone: 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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