Buspirone 30 mg Generic ( Buspar )
Buspirone 30 mg is used to treat anxiety disorders. Compare azapirones.
BuSpar (buspirone hydrochloride, USP) is an antianxiety agent that is not chemically or pharmacologically related to the benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or other sedative/anxiolytic drugs.
The mechanism of action of buspirone is unknown. Buspirone differs from typical benzodiazepine anxiolytics in that it does not exert anticonvulsant or muscle relaxant effects.
Information for Patients
To assure safe and effective use of BuSpar, the following information and instructions should be given to patients:
1. Inform your physician about any medications, prescription or non-prescription, alcohol, or drugs that you are now taking or plan to take during your treatment with BuSpar.
2. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant, or if you become pregnant while you are taking BuSpar.
3. Inform your physician if you are breast-feeding an infant.
4. Until you experience how this medication affects you, do not drive a car or operate potentially dangerous machinery.
5. You should take BuSpar consistently, either always with or always without food.
6. During your treatment with BuSpar, avoid drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice.
What is the most important information I should know about BuSpar ?
1. It may take several weeks before you start to feel better. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor first.
2. Although it is uncommon, you may experience some dizziness or drowsiness at the start of your treatment. If you do experience these symptoms, use caution when operating machinery, driving, or performing other hazardous activities.
3. Alcohol may increase any drowsiness or dizziness when taken with buspirone. You should use avoid the use of alcohol while taking buspirone.