Buspar (Buspirone)

What is Buspar?

Buspar (Buspirone) is an anti-anxiety medicine, affecting those chemicals in the brain that may cause anxiety.


Buspar Information

This preparation is designed in order to treat anxiety disorders, and provide a temporary relief of the symptoms of anxiety (e.g., pounding heartbeat, fear, tension, irritability, and staggers). Buspar may also be prescribed for other health states.

Buspar has to be taken orally with or without food. Take this medicine at regular intervals.

Some forms of Buspirone (Buspar Dividose) may need to be parted before you may use them. These pills have special marks to make breaking easier. Do not use the pill if it has not been broken correctly and the piece is too big or too small.

If you start taking this medicine after the other anxiety medication, you should talk to your health care specialist to learn the best way to change your medicine. You may need to decrease your dosage of the previous medicine gradually.

Buspar Safety Information

You should not be using this medicine of you have an allergy to any component in Buspar. Do not use this product if you have been treating with MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the last 2 weeks!

Buspar Side Effects

Contact your health care provider immediately in case of the following side effects: lack of balance or coordination; feeling light-headed, fainting; depressed mood, unusual thoughts or behavior; fast or uneven heart rate. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you have an allergic reaction (closing of the throat; breathing discomfort; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; hives).

The following side effects do not usually need to be reported immediately, but talk to your health care provider if they become continuous or bothersome: trouble concentrating; drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision; sleep problems (insomnia); feeling restless; or nausea, upset stomach.