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Buspar




Buspar Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 4/7/2015

Buspar (buspirone) is an antianxiety agent. Buspar is available as a generic drug. Buspar is prescribed for the treatment of anxiety. Common side effects of Buspar include dizziness, nausea, headache, nervousness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, blurred vision, restlessness, dry mouth, upset stomach, stuffy nose, sore throat, ringing in the ears, excitement, and insomnia.

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.

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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Buspar in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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)

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Buspar Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, nervousness, lightheadedness, restlessness, blurred vision, tiredness, and trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Rarely, patients taking buspirone may develop movement disorders such as shakiness (tremors), muscle stiffness, mask-like facial expression, jerky walking movements, or a condition known as tardive dyskinesia. In some cases, these conditions may be permanent. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any unusual/uncontrolled movements (especially of the face, mouth, tongue, arms, or legs).

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: easy bleeding/bruising, shortness of breath, chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist .

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Buspar (Buspirone)

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Buspar FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Buspar (Buspirone)

Buspar - User Reviews

Buspar User Reviews

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Here is a collection of user reviews for the medication Buspar sorted by most helpful. Patient Discussions FAQs

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

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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