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Buspar Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose

Generic Name: buspirone (Pronunciation: byoo SPYE rone)

What is buspirone (Buspar)?

Buspirone is an anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.

Buspirone is used to treat symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms.

Buspirone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

BuSpar 10 mg

rectangular, white, imprinted with BUSPAR, MJ 10

BuSpar 15 mg

rectangular, white, imprinted with 5 5 5, MJ 222

BuSpar 5 mg

rectangular, white, imprinted with BUSPAR, MJ 5

Buspirone 10 mg-ETH

oval, yellow, imprinted with 10mg, ETHEX265

Buspirone 10 mg-IVA

oval, white, imprinted with Hourglass Logo 10, 5664

Buspirone 10 mg-MYL

oval, white, imprinted with M B2

Buspirone 10 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with TEVA, 54

Buspirone 10 mg-WAT

oval, white, imprinted with WATSON, 658

Buspirone 15 mg-ETH

oblong, yellow, imprinted with 555, ETH 309

Buspirone 15 mg-IVA

oblong, white, imprinted with 5 5 5, Hourglass Logo 56 65

Buspirone 15 mg-MYL

oblong, white, imprinted with M B3, 5 5 5

Buspirone 15 mg-PAR

rectangular, peach, imprinted with 5 5 5, PAR 721

Buspirone 15 mg-TEV

rectangular, white, imprinted with TV 1003, 5 5 5

Buspirone 15 mg-WAT

oval, white, imprinted with LOGO 718

Buspirone 30 mg-MYL

oblong, white, imprinted with M B4, 10 10 10

Buspirone 30 mg-TEV

rectangular, white, imprinted with TV 5200, 10 10 10

Buspirone 5 mg-ETH

oval, yellow, imprinted with 5mg, ETHEX 264

Buspirone 5 mg-IVA

oval, white, imprinted with Hourglass Logo 5, 5663

Buspirone 5 mg-MYL

oval, white, imprinted with M B1

Buspirone 5 mg-PAR

oval, peach, imprinted with par 707, 5

Buspirone 5 mg-TEV

round, white, imprinted with 93 53

Buspirone 5 mg-WAT

oval, white, imprinted with WATSON, 657

What are the possible side effects of buspirone (Buspar)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain;
  • feeling short or breath; or
  • feeling like you might pass out.

Other common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, headache, blurred vision;
  • drowsiness, feeling tired;
  • feeling restless or nervous;
  • nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach;
  • sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams;
  • stuffy nose, sore throat; or
  • ringing in your ears.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Buspar (buspirone) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about buspirone (Buspar)?

You should not use buspirone if you are allergic to it.

Do not use buspirone if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of buspirone.

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with buspirone and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.

Buspirone is usually taken for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 weeks without your doctor's advice.

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