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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)?
- What are the possible side effects of buspirone (Buspar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about buspirone (Buspar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking buspirone (Buspar)?
- How should I take buspirone (Buspar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Buspar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Buspar)?
- What should I avoid while taking buspirone (Buspar)?
- What other drugs will affect buspirone (Buspar)?
- Where can I get more information?
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 93 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 5 5 5, 93 1003
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 10 10 10, 935200
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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- feeling light-headed, fainting;
- fast or uneven heart rate;
- depressed mood, unusual thoughts or behavior; or
- lack of balance or coordination.
Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:
- drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision;
- feeling restless;
- nausea, upset stomach;
- sleep problems (insomnia); or
- trouble concentrating.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. 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)?
Do not this medication if you are allergic to buspirone, or if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take buspirone before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
Buspirone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase some of the side effects caused by buspirone.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with buspirone and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to 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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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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