Buspar vs Librium

Buspar
(Rx)
Librium
(Rx)
Buspar is an anxiety medication.
Librium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.1
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.9
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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September 29, 1986
February 24, 1960
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
57,303 Discussions
13,300 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
Our data suggest that some patients take Librium for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use. In addition, it is prescribed for Anxiety.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Lib
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
1
Exhaustion
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Weight Loss
1
Migraines
1
Impotence
1
Personality Disorder
1
Nightmares
1
Diabetes
1
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Buspar
Bus
Librium
Lib
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bus
Lib
8
0
Dizziness
Bus
Lib
6
0
Weight Gain
Bus
Lib
6
1
Nausea
Bus
Lib
4
0
Drowsiness
Bus
Lib
2
0
Numbness
Bus
Lib
1
0
Mania
Bus
Lib
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Bus
Lib
1
1
Paranoia
Bus
Lib
1
0
Head Zaps
Bus
Lib
1
0
Weakness
Lib
Bus
3
0
Weight Gain
Lib
Bus
1
6
Exhaustion
Lib
Bus
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lib
Bus
1
1
Weight Loss
Lib
Bus
1
0
Migraines
Lib
Bus
1
0
Impotence
Lib
Bus
1
0
Personality Disorder
Lib
Bus
1
0
Nightmares
Lib
Bus
1
0
Diabetes
Lib
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.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Buspar and alcohol.
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.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg
Solution: , 100 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Buspirone Hcl
Chlordiazepoxide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Buspar and Librium: 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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