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BuSpar (buspirone) is used to control anxiety in adults, young adults, and teenagers. BuSpar can be prescribed for short or long term use, and is also sometimes used to help treat the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
BuSpar comes in tablet form and is usually taken two or three times per day. BuSpar should be taken exactly as prescribed for best results. It may take a few weeks before the full effect of this medication is felt.
You should talk to your doctor before you take BuSpar if you have or have ever had kidney disease or liver disease. Also discuss any history of drug or alcohol dependencies with your doctor before starting this medication.
BuSpar may interact with other medications or supplements, including antihistamines, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, MOAIs, sleeping pills, tranquilizers and more. If you are taking any other prescription drugs or supplements, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this drug.
If you experience serious or severe side effects from BuSpar, you should call your doctor. Serious side effects may include:
Less serious side effects may include:
BuSpar can be discontinued with or without tapering, and there are no significant withdrawal symptoms.
Last Update: 12-19-2014
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