General English name: Buspirone
Application: Anxiety in people over 18 years
Dosage forms of buspirone
Buspirone Drug Information
Buspirone belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants. This medicine is prescribed to reduce anxiety and worry; Anxiety causes you to be constantly anxious and also causes other symptoms that interfere with your daily activities. Buspirone may help you think less, relax, sleep better, and reduce the problems of your daily life. It may also help you feel less fearful and irritable, and control anxiety symptoms such as insomnia, sweating, and palpitations.
Brain cells (neurons) called neurons secrete chemicals (called neurotransmitters) that have a stimulating effect on other neurons. This process creates an electrical pulse through which many brain functions are performed. Buspirone is thought to interact with certain brain chemicals that may be involved in causing anxiety symptoms, and this drug can be very helpful in improving the mood of anxious people.
The correct amount and method of taking Buspirone
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of Buspirone varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your psychiatrist has told you. It is usually given 2-3 times a day.
Take buspirone regularly and at a set time (with or without food) with some water.
If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to buspirone
Note the expiration date of Buspirone and do not take it if it has expired.
Never give Buspirone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with buspirone, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Do not take this medicine with grapefruit juice, as this will increase the risk of side effects.
Buspirone during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Taking buspirone during pregnancy can be dangerous for the fetus.
The effect of Buspirone on driving
Buspirone can cause dizziness, blurred vision and drowsiness. Avoid driving until these symptoms have resolved.
Drug interaction of buspirone
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Buspirone can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death. Do not use procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before and after starting Buspirone.
If you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, tell your doctor or pharmacist, including: alcohol, marijuana, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam). (alprazolam), diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking buspirone:
- If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have liver or kidney problems.
- If you have any kind of mental health problems (especially bipolar disorder).
- If you have Parkinson’s.
- If you are taking any other anti-anxiety drugs.
- If you have a history of marijuana use.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Side effects of buspirone
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.
Vision problems, chills, muscle stiffness, movement problems, involuntary movements of facial muscles and…, tardive or delayed dyskinesia: If you have such problems, see your doctor.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Buspirone.
Side effects of Buspirone overdose (Buspirone poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Buspirone
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.