It may take up to 2 weeks for buspirone to work and you may not notice any immediate effects.
Patients who have been taking benzodiazepines for a long time should be gradually withdrawn from them while they are being switched over to buspirone.
However, buspirone has little efficacy as an acute anxiolytic as clinical effect typically takes 2 to 4 weeks to achieve. Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Buspar Buspirone.
Inactivation and removal of buspirone is mediated by liver enzymes. Just give the next dose as usual. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk. If you experience withdrawal symptoms, tell your doctor right away. Ketoconazole Nizoral , itraconazole Sporanox , nefazodone Serzone , cimetidine Tagamet , and fluvoxamine Luvox increase concentrations in the blood of alprazolam and therefore may increase the side effects of alprazolam.
Studies indicate that buspirone hydrochloride tablets are less sedating than other anxiolytics and that it does not produce significant functional impairment.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
This medicine should be used only on the skin.
Zanaflex is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of adverse reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function.
No patients with the presence or history of any medical condition that can reasonably be expected to subject the patient to unwarranted risk.
If you need to buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with buspirone. Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can worsen these effects. If there is still no response, discontinue buspirone. It has saved my life I feel so much better full of energy and motivated to loose weight. Not recommended for patients with severe impairment. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.