Buspirone vs Xanax

Buspirone
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Buspirone is an anxiety medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.2
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,473 Discussions
616,562 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bus
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Dizziness
6
Nausea
5
Weight Gain
5
Drowsiness
4
Seizures
2
Mania
1
Numbness
1
Serotonin Syndrome
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Bus
Xan
8
0
Dizziness
Bus
Xan
6
0
Nausea
Bus
Xan
5
0
Weight Gain
Bus
Xan
5
2
Drowsiness
Bus
Xan
4
0
Seizures
Bus
Xan
2
0
Mania
Bus
Xan
1
0
Numbness
Bus
Xan
1
0
Serotonin Syndrome
Bus
Xan
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Bus
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Bus
2
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Bus
2
5
Euphoria
Xan
Bus
2
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Bus
1
0
Hallucinations
Xan
Bus
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Bus
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Bus
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Bus
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Bus
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
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 Buspirone 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 Buspirone 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
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 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
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Buspirone and Xanax: 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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