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Buspar

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Generic Name: Buspirone hydrochloride
Product Name: Buspar

Indication

Anxiety disorders

Action

Partial agonist at serotonin 5HT1A receptors

Dose advice

Initially 5mg 3 times daily, increase by 5mg every 2-3 days until optimal response achieved

Usual range: 20-30mg daily in 2-3 divided doses

Maximum: 60mg daily. Elderly 30mg daily.

Severe renal impairment: May need to reduce dose by up to half

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Excitement

Uncommon side effects

  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating
  • Dystonia
  • Akathisia
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Angioedema

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

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