Do not use buspirone
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance buspirone or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think you may be allergic, ask your doctor.
Allergy symptoms may include:
- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).
Also, you should not take this medicine:
- If you suffer from epilepsy.
- If you have a severe liver or kidney disease.
If this situation is applicable to you or you are not sure, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Take special care with buspirone
If you are in treatment with benzodiazepines and/or other hypnotics or sedatives, you should gradually discontinue administration of these drugs before starting treatment with buspirone.
Buspirone is metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidneys, so that, its administration is not recommended for patients with hepatic or renal severe impairment.
Buspirone acts primarily on the anxiety component of depression. When it is used alone it does not constitute a treatment of depression and can mask its symptoms.
Administration of buspirone in patients with a history of seizure disorders is not recommended.
If tremors or involuntary repetitive movements of the muscles of the face and neck occur, consult your doctor.
In the studies performed, buspirone has shown no ability to cause tolerance, physical or psychological dependence. However, it should be taken into account the difficulty of predicting this capacity in active drugs on the central nervous system. Therefore, it is advisable to monitor patients under treatment with buspirone, particularly patients with a history of addiction to other substances.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.
If in doubt, consult your doctor.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription. It is important, especially if you are taking:
- Medicines to treat mental disorders, as benzodiazepines, haloperidol, trazodone, nefazodone, lithium, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, L-tryptophan, hypericum, fluoxetine and paroxetine
- Anti H1 antihistamines (medicines used to treat allergies) and some Anti H2 antihistamines (cimetidine)
- Medicines to treat infections as erythromycin, itraconazole, linezolid
- Calcium channel blockers drugs, as diltiazem or verapamil (medicines for high blood pressure)
- Grapefruit juice
- Nabilone (a medicine for vomiting from chemotherapy used in Canada and some European countries)
- Rifampicin (an antibiotic used mainly for tuberculosis)
- Triptans (drugs used for the treatment of acute migraine attack, including sumatriptan, rizatriptan, naratriptan, almotriptan, etc.)
- Tramadol (a medication to treat pain)
Simultaneous administration of buspirone hydrochloride with active drugs on the central nervous system should be made with caution.
Simultaneous administration of buspirone with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) is not recommended, as it has been detected cases of significant elevations in blood pressure.
Buspirone hydrochloride does not increase the depressant effects of alcohol. However, it is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol while the patient is taking buspirone.
Buspirone hydrochloride produces no displacement of drugs strongly bound to plasma proteins as phenytoin, propranolol, and warfarin. However, although clinical significance is unknown, buspirone can displace drugs that bind weakly to serum proteins, such as digoxin.
It is important to tell your doctor if you are treated with any of the drugs listed above.
Use with food and beverages
It is not recommended to drink alcohol during treatment with buspirone.
Special physiological situations
Pregnancy and lactation
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.
Safety of this drug during pregnancy has not been established. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, for assessing the treatment benefits against its potential risks.
It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk, so caution should be exercised when administered to lactating women. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding your baby.
Use in children
This drug has not been evaluated in children under 18 years, so its use in this age group is not recommended.
Use in elderly
It can be used as usual in elderly.
Driving and using machines
Patients should exercise caution when driving cars or use machines that can result dangerous until verify that drug treatment does not affect the ability to perform these activities.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Follow carefully the instructions of use of buspirone provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given on this website, that may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.
This drug should be administered only under medical prescription. The doctor will prescribe the dose and the frequency of administration, depending on the clinical circumstances and response to the drug. Follow these recommendations closely and do not change the dose yourself.
For most patients, the recommended starting dose is 5 mg two or three times a day. This dose may be adjusted according to the needs of the patient, increasing in 5 mg daily every two or three days, depending on the therapeutic response, with a maximum daily dose of 60 mg. After readjusting, the most usual daily dose is 20 to 30 mg divided into two or three doses.
If you think that the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, buspirone can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The frequency of side effects is classified into:
Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data
Adverse reactions of buspirone usually appear early in treatment and usually disappear with its continued use or dose reduction.
The most common adverse reactions are:
dizziness, headache, nervousness, fainting, excitation, sweating (including cold sweats), loss of sleep and sickness.
Also, have been produced:
tachycardia, palpitations, chest pain, drowsiness, decreased concentration, depression, confusion, sleep disturbance, irritability, blurred vision, nasal congestion, sore throat, ringing in the ears, abdominal pain, dry mouth,
diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, tingling, incoordination, tremor, fatigue, rash and musculoskeletal pain.
Very rarely have been produced:
Allergic reactions including urticaria/hives, bruises, abnormal involuntary movements, dystonic reactions, cogwheel rigidity, loss
of identity, emotional disturbance, hallucinations, psychic disorders, convulsions, syncope, visual disturbances, urinary retention and milk secretion in women (galactorrhea).
Very rarely can appear the so-called serotonin syndrome:
This rare adverse event includes unexplained fever, tachycardia, rapid breathing, sweating, muscular rigidity, tremor, confusion, extreme agitation, and drowsiness.
If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the container, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle buspirone in the countries listed below:
[ Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]
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BUSPAR 5 mg, tablets
BUSPAR 10m mg, tablets
ANSIENON 5 mg, 20 tablets
ANSIENON 10 mg, 20 tablets
ANSITEC 5 mg, 20 tablets
ANSITEC 10 mg, 20 tablets
BUSPAR 5 mg, 20 tablets
BUSPAR 10 mg, 20 tablets
APO-BUSPIRONE 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE PRO DOC 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSTAB 5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSTAB 10 mg, 100 tablets
DOM-BUSPIRONE 10 mg, 100 tablets
NOVO-BUSPIRONE 10 mg, 100 tablets
PMS-BUSPIRONE 5 mg, 100 tablets
PMS-BUSPIRONE 10 mg, 100 tablets
RIVA-BUSPIRONE 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE MYLAN 10 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE SANDOZ 10 mg, tablets
ANXUT 5 mg, tablets
ANXUT 10 mg, tablets
BUSP 5 mg, tablets
BUSP 10 mg, tablets
BUSCALM 5 mg, tablets
BUSCALM 10 mg, tablets
BUSON 5 mg, tablets
BUSON 10 mg, tablets
BUSPIDAC 5 mg, tablets
BUSPIDAC 10 mg, tablets
BUSPIN 5 mg, tablets
BUSPIN 10 mg, tablets
SUPIRON-B 5 mg, tablets
SUPIRON-B 10 mg, tablets
TAMSPAR 5 mg, tablets
TAMSPAR 10 mg, tablets
BUSPAR 10 mg, 20 tablets
BUSPAR 5 mg, 40 tablets
BUSPAR 10 mg, 40 tablets
ANZIRON 5 mg, tablets
BENZODEP 5 mg, tablets
BIROPAR 5 mg, tablets
BUSPAR 5 mg, tablets
BUSRON 5 mg, tablets
NANZO 5 mg, tablets
NANZO 10 mg, tablets
NOVATIL 5 mg, tablets
NUPIR 5 mg, tablets
STEER 10 mg, tablets
VURINIL 5 mg, tablets
BUSPAR 10 mg, 30 tablets
BUSPON 5 mg, 50 capsules
United Kingdom: ▲
BUSPIRONE AAH PHARMA 5 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE AAH PHARMA 10 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE ACTAVIS 5 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE ACTAVIS 10 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 5 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 10 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE GENERICS 5 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE GENERICS 10 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE KENT PHARMA 5 mg, tablets
BUSPIRONE KENT PHARMA 10 mg, tablets
U.S.A. and Puerto Rico: ▲
BUSPAR 5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPAR 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPAR 15 mg, 60 tablets
BUSPAR 30 mg, 60 tablets
BUSPIRONE DR REDDYS 5 mg, 30, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE DR REDDYS 10 mg, 30, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE DR REDDYS 15 mg, 30, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE ETHEX 5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE ETHEX 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE ETHEX 15 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE IVAX 5 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE IVAX 10 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE IVAX 15 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE MAJOR 15 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE MYLAN 5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE MYLAN 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE MYLAN 15 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE MYLAN 30 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE NCS HEALTHCARE of KY 7.5 mg, 30 tablets
BUSPIRONE NCS HEALTHCARE of KY 5 mg, 30 tablets
BUSPIRONE NCS HEALTHCARE of KY 10 mg, 30 tablets
BUSPIRONE NCS HEALTHCARE of KY 15 mg, 30 tablets
BUSPIRONE PAR PHARMA 7.5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 5 mg, 30 & 60 tablets
BUSPIRONE PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 10 mg, 30, 60, 90 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 15 mg, 30, 60, 90 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE REBEL 5 mg, 60 & 90 tablets
BUSPIRONE REBEL 10 mg, 30 & 60 tablets
BUSPIRONE REBEL 15 mg, 60 & 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE STAT RX USA LLC 7.5 mg, 30, 60 & 90 tablets
BUSPIRONE STAT RX USA LLC 10 mg, 30, 45, 60 & 90 tablets
BUSPIRONE TEVA 5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE TEVA 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE TEVA 15 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE TEVA 30 mg, 60 tablets
BUSPIRONE UDL 5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE UDL 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE UDL 15 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE WATSON 5 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE WATSON 10 mg, 100 tablets
BUSPIRONE WATSON 15 mg, 60 tablets
Page updated: December 11, 2010.
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