About Buspar 10mg (Buspirone):
Buspar 10mg is a trade name of Buspirone. It is an anxiolytic psychotropic drug, primarily used to treat generalized anxiety disorder. It is an anti-anxiety medicine used to balance the chemicals in the brain of the people suffering with anxiety. To treat the symptoms of anxiety such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms Buspar is one of the best medication that one can rely on.
An important note of caution while taking Buspar 10mg :
1. If you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, do not take Buspar, as a dangerous drug interaction could occur. Linezolid, Isocarboxazid, methylene blue injection, selegiline, phenelzine, rasagiline, and tranylcypromine are included in MAO inhibitor.
2. Do not drive a car or operate machinery.
3. Alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug.
4. Avoid drinking large amounts of grapefruit.
5. Do not let anyone else take your medication.
The right way to take Buspar:
Take this mediation either with or without food, but it needs to be consumed consistently (either always with food or always without food). Take it as exactly as your doctor has prescribed it for you. Don’t take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
While switching to Buspar from another anxiety medication, don’t stop previously used medication suddenly. You may need to slowly decrease your dose of the other medication. It is done to prevent withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking some medications suddenly after long-term use.
Keep this medication away from moisture, heat, and light and store it at room temperature.
Never forget to tell the following things to your doctor before taking Buspirone:
1. You are allergic to Buspirone or any other drugs.
2. What prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
3. You have or ever had kidney or liver disease or a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
4. You are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
5. You become pregnant while taking Buspirone.
6. You are having surgery, including dental surgery, and you are taking Buspar.
More uses other than treating anxiety disorder:
This medication is also taken to treat premenstrual syndrome.
A bit of advice while taking Buspar 10mg :
A complete list of all of the prescription and nonprescription medicines you are using should be shown to your doctor before he prescribes you Buspar, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements.
Drugs interacting with Buspar:
7. St. John’s Wort.
8. An Antibiotic such as Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
9. Antifungal medication such as Itraconazole, Ketoconazole, Posaconazole, etc.
10. A Barbiturate such as Butabarbital, etc.
11. Heart or blood pressure medication such as Diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Cardizem) Or Verapamil.
12. The hepatitis C medications Boceprevir (Victrelis) or telaprevir.
13. HIV/AIDS medication such as Efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), etc.
14. Medicines to treat narcolepsy, such as Armodafinil, etc.
15. Seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), etc.
Common side effects arising from using Buspar:
8. Stomach pain.
12. Blurred vision.
13. Tiredness, and trouble sleeping may occur.
14. Movement disorders such as shakiness (tremors).
15. Muscle stiffness.
16. Mask-like facial expression.
17. Jerky walking movements or Tardive dyskinesia.