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Buspar

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/10/2017
Buspar Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 03/10/2017

Buspar (buspirone) is an antianxiety agent prescribed for the treatment of anxiety. Buspar is available as a generic drug. Common side effects of Buspar include:

Buspar usual adult starting dose is 10-30mg daily in 2-3 divided doses up to a maximum of 60mg a day. Common drug interactions of Buspar include monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (for example, isocarboxazid [Marplan]), trazodone (Desyrel), warfarin (Coumadin), erythromycin, itraconazole (Sporanox), nefazodone (Serzone) and rifampin. There are no adequate studies of Buspar in pregnant women and it is not known if Buspar is secreted in human breast milk. Use during pregnancy is not recommended unless the potential benefit outweighs the potential unknown risk to the fetus. It is unknown if Buspar passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Buspar Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

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.

Buspar Consumer Information

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 entire detailed patient monograph for Buspar (Buspirone)

Buspar Professional Information

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Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Buspar (Buspirone)

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© Buspar Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Buspar Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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