Buspar vs Valium

Buspar
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Buspar is an anxiety medication.
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.1
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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September 29, 1986
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
57,161 Discussions
377,300 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
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
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
Val
Weakness
2
Euphoria
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Buspar
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Valium
Val
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bus
Val
8
0
Dizziness
Bus
Val
6
0
Weight Gain
Bus
Val
6
1
Nausea
Bus
Val
4
0
Drowsiness
Bus
Val
2
0
Numbness
Bus
Val
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Bus
Val
1
0
Mania
Bus
Val
1
0
Paranoia
Bus
Val
1
0
Head Zaps
Bus
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Bus
2
0
Euphoria
Val
Bus
1
0
Weight Gain
Val
Bus
1
6
Weight Loss
Val
Bus
1
0
Nightmares
Val
Bus
1
0
Blisters
Val
Bus
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Bus
1
0
Impotence
Val
Bus
1
0
Derealization
Val
Bus
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
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.
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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
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
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.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Buspirone Hcl
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Buspar and Valium: 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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