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Buspar (buspirone) is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat or supplement treatment of anxiety, depression, and some related conditions, including:
Buspar is relatively unique among the medications typically used to treat these conditions in that it is not habit-forming and doesn't sedate or produce cognitive side effects that may impair daily activities; thus it can be used long-term with minimal risk and little negative impact in day-to-day life.
Using Buspar to Manage GAD
The most common use of Buspar is for management of GAD symptoms, for which it is beneficial as both a long-term and short-term treatment. It reduces or eliminates both physical and mental symptoms:
Most significantly Buspar calms the mind, allowing patients to relax and think calmly and clearly, which has obvious benefits to nearly every aspect of life.
Treatment is typically very similar in both long- and short-term treatment:
The above treatment outline may vary depending on other medications being taken and individual patient response.
Tablets may be taken on a full or empty stomach, but it should always be taken the same way---either always on an empty stomach or always on a full stomach. The medication is absorbed differently depending on whether the stomach is full or empty, so sticking to the same routine helps keep levels of the drug stable in the body.
Buspar sees its second-most common use in augmenting antidepressants when antidepressants alone aren't providing sufficient benefit or are causing side effects that Buspar may alleviate, such as drug-induced erectile dysfunction. As treatment in these cases is entirely dependent on the type and dosage of other medications it is necessary to speak with a doctor to determine the ideal dosage of Buspar.
As mentioned above Buspar is also used in a range of other conditions, both as a stand-alone and a supplementary treatment. Though not approved uses in all areas, it has been shown to improve focus and impulse control in ADHD, reduce irritability and aggression in dementia, and improve sexual desire in individuals experiencing HSDD. Again a doctor should be consulted to determine ideal dosage as it's highly dependent on individual circumstances.
Precautions & Side Effects
Buspar is a safe medication with little risk of side effects in otherwise healthy patients. However, caution is warranted if there is a history of:
Buspar may interact with a range of other medications, reducing their effectiveness. Check with a doctor or pharmacist before mixing medications. MAO inhibitors in particular should be avoided while taking Buspar.
There is little information available as to this medication's effect on unborn or nursing babies; discuss potential benefits and risks with a trusted doctor before using if pregnant or breastfeeding.
A small percentage of patients do experience mild side effects from Buspar, most commonly:
These symptoms are not cause for concern unless severe, and often stop occurring as the body adjusts to treatment. Use caution doing dangerous activities until effects are known.