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BuSpar® is the brand name of the drug Buspirone. It is prescribed to treat anxiety disorders as well as short term treatment for anxiety symptoms such as fear, tension, and anxiety. BuSpar also used for treatment of physical symptoms of anxiety such as a pounding heartbeat, sweating and dizziness.
Other uses include successful treatment for alcohol dependence, and improvement of spatial learning and memory after a traumatic brain injury.
An anxiolytic psychoactive drug, BuSpar comes in tablet form and is taken orally and affects the chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced and contribute to anxiety. Functioning as a serotonin 5-HT receptor partial agonist is what is thought to contribute to BuSpar’s anxiolytic and antidepressant capabilities.
Some people who take BuSpar experience side effects. Patients should consult their pharmacist or health care provider if they experience any of the following:
If any of the following more serious side effects occur the patient should contact their doctor right away:
Anyone taking BuSpar should be aware of possible interaction with other substances and necessary precautions. With BuSpar these include:
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