Buspar is an anxiolytic drug which eliminates mental and vegetative symptoms of fear and other mental disorders. The exact mechanism of action on the central nervous system and the brain is not fully understood, but there is a scientifically proved fact that Buspirone is not of benzodiazepines or barbiturates group of medications.
Therapeutic effect develops in the background of binding active substances with serotonin and dopamine receptors. Unlike many similar drugs Buspar has antidepressant properties, but has no sedative effect.
While taking Buspar, patients can easily cope with a sense of fear and anxiety, emotional anxiety is reduced, without harm to mental activity.
Buspar helps the patient to regain psychological balance quickly, without oppressing the vital centers in the brain.
Nowadays, Buspar is one of the safest drugs, which does not cause drug or psychological dependence. The body does not get used to Buspirone even during long-term usage, so the constant dosage increase is not required.
Who is Buspar prescribed to?
Buspar is prescribed for the treatment of mental disorders, which are accompanied by a feeling of perpetual anxiety, fear and other troubled States:
- Anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Syndrome of vegetative dystonia
- Syndrome of Alcohol withdrawal
Not all conditions of anxiety require treatment, as they may also be complications of somatic or mental illnesses and additional therapy is required to treat those illnesses. In such cases, the drug Buspar could be applied to treat the symptoms, however if the cause of the anxiety is not resolved, positive properties of this drug will not be revealed.
How and in what dose is Buspar taken?
If you decide to take Buspar, you must complete numerous medical tests to determine the severity of mental disorders. If your doctor has appointed an individual treatment regimen, you should follow your doctor’s advice. If you don’t have a prescription from a doctor, you should follow an instruction:
- Standard initial dose of Buspar is 5 mg 3 times per day
- Take pills after eating, with a small amount of water
- To enhance the therapeutic effect, dosage must be increased by 5 mg every 3-4 days.
- Supporting dose for the treatment of anxiety disorders is 10-15 mg Buspar 3 times per day
- The maximum daily dose of Buspar is 60 mg (3 times); it can be used under a doctor’s supervision during panic disorders’ exacerbation.
Duration of Buspar’s therapy cannot last more than 4 months. If during this period it was impossible to fully restore psychological and emotional stability of the patient, it is necessary to try another medication temporarily.
Possible side effects
While taking Buspar, the patient may feel some side effects during the first two weeks. The most felt adverse reactions are nausea, headache, nervousness, dizziness, emotional excitement, noise in the ears.
Also, patients may experience loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in men. Side effects are completely reversible, and after taking the drug, all body functions return to normal.
In patients with glaucoma, Buspar can cause pain in the eyes, blurred vision, and feeling of pressure on the eyeball.
To avoid side effects, you should take precautions and do not take Buspar in high doses.not take Buspar in high doses.