- Are BuSpar and Xanax the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of BuSpar?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Xanax?
- What is BuSpar?
- What is Xanax?
- What Drugs Interact with BuSpar?
- What Drugs Interact with Xanax?
- How Should BuSpar Be Taken?
- How Should Xanax Be Taken?
Are BuSpar and Xanax the Same Thing?
BuSpar (buspirone) and Xanax (alprazolam) are antianxiety drugs prescribed for the treatment of anxiety disorders. BuSpar is a discontinued brand in the U.S. Generic buspirone is available. Buspirone is an anxiolytic that may also be used along with antidepressants to treat depression. Xanax is a benzoidiazepine also used to treat panic attacks.
What Are Possible Side Effects of BuSpar?
Common side effects of BuSpar include:
- blurred vision,
- feeling tired
- feeling restless or nervous
- 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.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Xanax?
Common side effects of Xanax include:
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Memory problems
- Poor balance or coordination
- Slurred speech
- Trouble concentrating
- Increased sweating
- Upset stomach
- Blurred vision
- Appetite or weight changes
- Swelling in your hands or feet
- Muscle weakness
- Dry mouth
- Stuffy nose
- Loss of interest in sex
What is BuSpar?
BuSpar (buspirone hydrochloride) tablets are indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiet
What is Xanax?
Xanax is a prescription medicine used for the management of anxiety disorders, or the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety.
What Drugs Interact With BuSpar?
What Drugs Interact With Xanax?
Xanax may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, other sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety), birth control pills, cimetidine, cyclosporine, dexamethasone, ergotamine, imatinib, isoniazid, St. John's wort, antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, barbiturates, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV/AIDS medicines, seizure medications.
How Should BuSpar Be Taken?
BuSpar should be taken at the same time everyday. BuSpar should be taken either always with or always without food.
How Should Xanax Be Taken?
Take Xanax exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much Xanax to take and when to take it.
If you take too much Xanax, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center right away.
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